Contest Alert: Rename Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill
Nick Fasanella of Nick's Crispy Tacos in Russian Hill and the new La Spiaggia Delicatessen in North Beach is working on yet another joint, Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill (1824 Irving at 19th Street) in the Sunset. But apparently the whole bulldog-in-a-football-jersey thing isn't exactly his cup of tea, so he's doing what any self-respecting new bar owner would do: get everyone liquored up and throw a contest! He's offering a $500 bar credit for the best new name/concept. Just show up tonight between 8:00 p.m. and midnight, make your best pitch to Nick, and then unwind from all that performance anxiety with $1 Buds, $2 bourbons, and $1 pulled-pork sliders. North Carolina singer/songwriter Brent Jordan will perform at 8:00 p.m.
-- Brian Bernbaum