Local links: OB surf film, Cyclocross, food news, volunteers needed at food bank

There’s a new film about the history and legend of the first surfers at Ocean Beach called “Great Highway” – check out the trailer below. It premiered at the Save the Waves film festival earlier this month. It’s been in the works since 2003 from Bay Area Surf Productions but still has no official release date. Wouldn’t the Balboa be the perfect place to do it?

Speaking of historical films… If you didn’t get to the Balboa to see the new Sutro’s: The Palace at Lands End documentary, don’t despair! You can now own it on DVD for just $15. Available now from outsidelands.org. Mine will go right next to the Playland documentary on my shelf. 🙂

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The Single Speed Cyclocross championships will be taking place in Golden Gate Park on Sunday from 9am until 2pm. RichmondSFBlog reader Laura tells us “The course is in the woods south of the Polo Fields and I think crosses onto the upper part of the polo field area and down to the big lawn and back. Should be lots of good places to watch but the most popular is a sharp dip in the course adjacent to the polo field’s southeast corner.”

Free on Thursday afternoons? They need volunteers to staff the Food Pantry at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center. The center hands out free pantry food items to needy residents from 1:15 – 4:30pm. Contact Sarah at sarah@rvbeacon.org or call 750-8554.

SFWeekly reports that The Grill is open in the Inner Richmond at the corner of 10th & Clement, and “is serving food similar to its predecessor (Coriya Hot Pot City) in a modern setting with aqua-colored walls and streamlined tables.” It’s an all-you-can-eat hot pot/grill for $25 Sunday to Thursday, $27 on Friday and Saturday. One catch: “The menu warms against wasting food. Leave it on the grill? You may be subject to an additional charge.” Hmm…

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant (5929 Geary) made the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars, no doubt due to their extensive tequila selection.

After a fire in September at their Haight & Fillmore location, Fecal Face Gallery was displaced. But alas, they have re-opened temporarily right here in the neighborhood at 248 Clement. They’ll return to the Haight once their building is cleaned up, so stop by soon to check out this new artsy hot spot. They did a great job transforming the space and had a successful opening event on November 11.

Sarah B.

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