Tonight, the Mercury Cafe's (2199 California St.) food and entertainment throwdown Gorinto does it again -- but even bigger this time. Along with its usual eclectic dinner spread and live music offerings, the celebration will host a fashion show from recycled clothiers Buffalo Exchange. The line-up and menu are equally rad, as Plastic Children share the stage with End Hits, a Fugazi cover band, meaning that yes, for just $10 ($5 at the door and $5 for a made-from-scratch, organic vegetarian meal) you can enjoy a heaping serving of baked mac n' cheese while listening to Fugazi. A genius combination for this mildly blustery day, if you ask us.
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Along with the mac n' cheese, Gorinto curator and Merc employee Corey Elbin and his cooking cohorts will offer up marinated tempeh with stewed tomatoes, a fresh salad and plenty of booze from the bar, or for the non-drinkers, a huge selection of hot teas. This semi-regular event begins at 8 p.m. and aims to bring a diverse array of sounds and tastes together in the venue's comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. With homemade, veggie-friendly fare, live bands and DJs, and a fashion show for just $10, Gorinto is making Wednesday night look pretty good.