Bay Area donut juggernaut Johnny Doughnuts invites those seeking to add a bit more green to their diets to do so not with, say, kale but with a St. Patrick’s Day makeover of its so-called “Sprinkley Guy” donut. Yep—it’s green, thanks to a sea of shamrock green sprinkles, which apparently makes it “leprechaun-approved.” (Editor’s note: leprechauns don’t exist.) No need to search for the end of a rainbow to find this gustatory gold—get those taste buds singing “Danny Boy” at one of three North Bay locations: 2257 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur; 1617 4th St., San Rafael; and 1200 4th St., Santa Rosa. The special Sprinkley Guy will only be available on Friday, March 17. Suggested pairing—Irish whiskey and maybe, I dunno, some insulin?
Tiburon’s The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina invites diners whose money doesn’t jiggle-jiggle but folds to indulge in a four-course dining experience featuring wines from Napa Valley’s oldest family-owned grape-growing estate, Larkmead Vineyards. Executive chef Harrison Chernick and sommelier Ian Macdonald partner with the Larkmead team to guide diners through the seasonally curated menu. Here’s a wee taste from the third course: Lambchetta—Olive, Caper, Fingerling Potatoes, Lamb Jus and the Larkmead, Dr. Olmo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2014. The prix fixe affair runs $250 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and begins with a reception at 6pm, Wednesday, March 22. Reservations can be had via SevenRooms.com, or by calling 415-366-4088. Get a table for two and I’ll see you there.
At the commencement of World War II, Japanese Americans residing on the West Coast were confronted with the possibility of being forcibly removed from their homes and detained in concentration camps. To evade this fate, some took matters into their own hands and departed to states located further inland, becoming internally displaced persons in their own nation during a dark chapter of American history. This is the subject of the acclaimed documentary, Before They Take Us Away, which screens as part of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival at 7:30pm, Friday, March 17 at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley Ave., Sebastopol. Tickets available at bit.ly/before-sdff.
The term “pickin’-and-grinnin’” is one of those American idioms that makes some want to run for the hills…but, of course, The Hills Have Eyes. The Hellman Spring Stomp coming to the Sweetwater Music Hall next week, however, is all ears. Starting at 6:30pm, Sunday, March 19, the Go To Hell Man Band, the children, grandchildren, friends and bandmates of the late, great Warren Hellman, founder of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, will throw down a puntastic evening of American roots music configured in five separate Hellman combos. Special guests The Quitters open. Tickets are $20 per person. Sweetwater Music Hall is located at 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. SweetwaterMusicHall.com.