Duel-icious: During the beginning of the Civil War, the namesake of Broderick Roadhouse, David C. Broderick, challenged his good friend, David Terry, former chief justice of the California Supreme Court, to a duel. The reason: Terry had advocated for slavery in California.
They met at Lake Merced with a couple of hair-trigger pistols. Broderick lifted to aim, but his gun misfired into the ground. Taking his time, Terry lined up his shot and plugged Broderick in the right lung. He died three days later.
In honor of this singular man’s birthday on February 4, Broderick Roadhouse (1820 L Street in Midtown and 319 Sixth Street in West Sacramento) unveiled its first double burger ($18.93). Beyond the two 7-ounce patties of ground chuck, the D.C. Broderick burger also has two slices of aged white cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon and housemade pickles, onion crisps, garlic aioli and spicy steak sauce.
Slinging ’za: By the end of February, Device Brewing Co. (8166 14th Avenue) should be serving thin-crust pizza pies (roughly $10) with its beers. Owner Ken Anthony recently purchased an oven from Hot City Pizza and plans to spend the next couple of weeks trying out pairings.
For starters, he might suggest spicy sausage with IPAs, and margheritas with lagers. Ultimately, he’ll let the customers decide how they want to mix-and-match. Anthony regrets severing ties with his food trucks, but noted that “hot, tasty food” will always be available, as opposed to about half the time under the current arrangement. And in the future he wants to release new beers alongside a tailored pizza of the week or month.
He’s primarily adding the pies for the customers, but he’s also being a bit selfish.
“I love pizza,” he said. “There’s no limit to how much and how often I would eat it. And it’s my brewery, so …”
Bridge party: The little-used Fifth Street Bridge will be this year’s site for the Capitol Beer Fest on March 12. The event got pushed from its usual spot on Capitol Mall due to new policies banning events there after 4 p.m. (Thanks, Golden 1 Center.)
The fest will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and feature 125 brewers, 15 food trucks, live music and a bike valet. Tickets start at $40, if you plan to drink.