[image-2]Remember when The Grocery opened on the frontier of Upper King? Back when it was a gamble to offer fine dining so far from the East Bay tourist hub? Well hat tip, Kevin Johnson. Sir, your crapshoot paid off.

Next week Johnson, the owner and chef of The Grocery, will celebrate five years at 4 Cannon St. Not bad for a guy who just had a cameo on Top Chef: Charleston last week.

And to give the big birthday its due, The Grocery is rolling out an additional menu of old favorites. Beginning Sun. Dec. 18 and running through Fri. Dec. 23, the restaurant will offer five food and five drink favorites each evening for $5 each. The menu will change each day, with all offerings posted on social media. On Dec. 22 — the actual anniversary — look for a few extra special surprises.

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