September 18 - September 24, 2014
Eat Real Fest
Eat Real FestIt's all happening in Jack London Square this weekend at Oakland's 6th Annual Eat Real Fest. The three-day throwdown is packed with local food vendors (get the full mouthwatering list here), great chefs, demos, drinks and more. Highlights include appearances from Oakland chefs Charlie Parker (Haven) and Preeti Mistry (Juhu Beach Club), an oyster shuck-off and a kimchi-a-thon. Entrance to the festival is free, and most food items clock in at $8 or under. Proceeds benefit the Food Craft Institute. 9/19 to 9/21; see full schedule here; free entry
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
Gourmet Grilled Cheese + Craft Beer
The Great Meltdown, presented by Lexus, is going down from 2 to 5 p.m. on October 19 at The Mountain Terrace's gorgeous outdoor space in Redwood City. This meeting of the Muensters will showcase gourmet grilled-cheese creations from six fantastic Bay Area restaurants, with open bars pouring endless draughts of craft beer. Tickets are $20 plus tax and going fast, so buy your tickets today!
When a co-owner/wine director of Saison opens another restaurant, you take notice. When that all-day restaurant offers Sightglass Coffee, a delectable food menu and stunning wines, you go. Mark Bright's Les Clos is now open for lunch, and will fully open September 20. Former Saison pastry chef Shawn Gawle is in the kitchen, offering cheeses, daytime dishes like French omelets ($12) and bistro-inspired dinner entreés such as poulet bazquez ($26). Or indulge in oysters and caviar with a 3,500-bottle-strong collection of French and California wines, with 40 available by the glass. 234 Townsend St.
epicure.sb is Back!
Get a genuine taste of Santa Barbara this October for the 6th annual epicure.sb, a monthlong celebration of cuisine, libations and culture. Get the epic-scoop to access special offerings, exclusive prix fixe menus, secret menu items and libations, specialty tastings, VIP experiences, behind-the-scenes exclusives, cultural performances and more! See the complete lineup and plan your trip now.
Foreign Cinema is turning 15, and it's throwing a big ol' quinceañera to celebrate tonight In true, fabulous fashion, there will be a whole-roasted pig, a ceviche bar, cocktails and drag-tastic performances from Tranny Shack and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Proceeds benefit LGBTQQ youth organization LYRIC and the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. 9/18, 2534 Mission St.; 7 to 10 p.m.; $100 per person, plus fees