Gayle Pirie and John Clark (Foreign Cinema) opened Show Dogs last year, next door to the Golden Gate Theater at 6th and Market. Tonight, they celebrate one year in business, being one of a series of new eateries that helped earn the oft sketchy area “gourmet ghetto” status from the Times. Tonight’s party, which has a $20 admission fee, will include free-flowing beer and a sampling of new menu items like the pulled pork sandwich pictured here, with pickled red cabbage, and the ShowBurger, with special sauce, arugula, and tomato.
Also, next Thursday, October 21, at 8 p.m. Pirie and Clark’s Foreign Cinema-adjacent bar, Laszlo, is hosting a blowout bash to ring in ten years, with a bunch of long-time favorite Bay Area DJs and a brand new cocktail menu from bar manager Bryan Ranere. [Grub Street]