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October 30 - November 5, 2014

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UPCOMING EVENTS

    

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dm-image-ph Make this Halloween about more than your killer costume: Bar Agricole (355 11th St.) is hosting a Wes Anderson-themed bash; show up in a character-inspired costume and get a free cocktail. Ramen Shop (5812 College Ave., Oakland) in Rockridge is slinging free drinks for costumes, too, with the addition of a dance party. The Castro's Canela (2272 Market St.) is going all out with a four-course "Treats No Tricks" dinner ($55 per person), with dishes such as caramelized corn soup and chocolate-spiked oxtail. Finally, Off the Grid Fort Mason (5 to 10 p.m., Fort Mason Center) is closing out the season with a Halloween-themed bang, complete with a costume contest.

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    OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Halloween at Off The Grid Fort Mason, 10/31 ➞

Huxley

The newest breath of fresh air in the Tenderloin comes in the form of Huxley, a neighborhood restaurant that opened its doors on Geary Street this Tuesday. Huxley is the newest project from Kris Esqueda (Saison, Sons & Daughters), with chef Sara Hauman (Bar Agricole) at the helm (Brett Cooper consulted on the menu, too). Ingredients are sourced daily from local ranches and farms, with bread coming from next-door café Jane on Larkin. The rustic menu will change regularly, but expect creative combinations like brassicas and mustards in oxtail broth ($12), grilled sand dabs with preserved lemon and brown butter ($23) and olive oil cake with wild fennel ice cream ($8). 846 Geary St.


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AROUND TOWN

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We will be showing the game tonight. We will be showing the game tonight. We will be showing the game tonight!!!!!
@StVincentSF, a.k.a. St. Vincent wine bar in the Mission

     

Lauded NYC chef and author Marcus Samuelsson is in town this Sunday promoting his new cookbook, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook At Home. Swing by Green Apple for a free Q&A and book signing. 11/2, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Ave.

     

Have a wine-drenched Mexican feast at Comal on Tuesday: Arnot-Roberts co-founder Duncan Arnot Meyers will be pairing a selection of newly released wines with chef Matt Gandin's California-tinged Mexican delicacies. Expect dishes such as Kona Kampachi crudo, pork chile verde and Oaxacan chocolate budin for dessert. 11/4, 6:30 p.m., 2020 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. $100 per person.

We're obsessed with Noe Valley wine bar La Nebbia and are thrilled to have 15 more reasons to visit on the regular. The restaurant has just expanded its menu of meats, cheeses, pizzas and pastas, with additions such as semolina gnocchi ($11) and grilled lamb rosticcina ($15). Also new: three meat flights ($14 to $24), each showcasing three varieties of salumi paired with crostini and pickled vegetables. Oh, and you can buy wine to go from the 100-plus bottle collection. 1781 Church St.

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