October 16 - October 22, 2014
Taste San Francisco
Taste San FranciscoPrepare to get starry-eyed at the San Francisco edition of the James Beard Foundation's Taste America series next Friday featuring some of the city's best and brightest chefs. Sample bites from Daniel Patterson (Coi), Jennifer Puccio (Marlowe), Tyler Florence (Wayfare Tavern), Staffan Terje (Perbacco) and Michael Rotondo (Parallel 37) during a cocktail reception, then sit down to a four-course dinner, courtesy of Michael Mina (Michael Mina) and Paul Qui (qui). 600 Stockton St.; 10/24, 5:30 p.m.; $350 to $500 per person
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
Go Claws to the Wall
Tasting Table's famed Lobster Rumble, presented by Lexus, is rolling into San Francisco for the first time ever on Tuesday, November 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion. Get hungry for nine local restaurants showcasing their signature rolls (Anchor & Hope, Old Port Lobster Shack, Waterbar, Farallon and more). Tickets are $75 per person, plus tax. Buy your tickets now!
Leave it to a Mission Chinese alum to open his own spot in an unassuming Chinese joint in the Mission. Meet Pink Zebra, a new project from chef Jesse Koide, which opened its doors last week in Tao Yin Restaurant. Expect an izakaya-style menu reflecting Japanese and Mediterranean cues, plus a five-seat omakase counter. The menu changes regularly, but items like pickles, yakitori, donburi and tonkatsu will make regular appearances. It's open Thursday through Monday, and in true MCF fashion, you can order off of the Tao Yin menu, too. Photo: Angela DeCenzo Photography. 3515 20th St.
There are grits, and then there are grits, the sinfully creamy kind that you dream about for years to come. Get yours this Saturday at Wing Wings in Lower Haight, where Sugarfoot Grits is popping up on the weekly. Expect cheesy grits topped with bacon, eggs and greens, plus sweet potato grits on offer, too. Every Saturday in October from 8 to 11 a.m., 422 Haight St.
When Almanac Beer Co. throws a beer party, you go. When that party is NotOberfest, a showcase of pumpkin, fresh-hopped and Oktoberfest brews, plus meaty deliciousness from 4505 Meats, you drop everything and run. Get there this Friday night and expect great beers from California breweries, and maybe even some whole-animal butchery. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. Gregory's Cathedral, 500 De Haro St. Tickets, $60; proceeds benefit The Food Pantry