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September 25 - October 1, 2014

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UPCOMING EVENTS

    

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Tour Free Spirit Farm with Nopa

dm-image-ph Tour Free Spirit Farm with NopaSpend a day on the farm with the good people from Nopa: Take a tour of one of the restaurant's favorite purveyors, Free Spirit Farm in Winters, CA, next Wednesday, 10/1. This being a Nopa outing, delicious eats are a given. Start the day with Blue Bottle coffee and freshly made pastries for the bus ride, as well as lunch next to the farm's tomato plots, including just-made wood-oven pizzas and local wine. Buses depart from Nopa, 560 Divisadero St.; 10/1, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $135 per person, purchase tickets here

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    OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thomas McNaughton in Conversation with Adam Savage, 10/06 ➞

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Unlimited Gourmet Grilled Cheese and 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!


Lazy Bear

Starting tonight, chef David Barzelay moves his popular pop-ups into a brick-and-mortar. In Lazy Bear's permanent form, guests start in the ski lodge-like upstairs with punch and snacks. They move down to the dining room outfitted with communal tables. The menu, which is presented in a gingham "Field Guide" menu, changes weekly. 3426 19th St., 415-874-9921, open Thursday through Monday, with two seatings per night. Reservations require the purchase of tickets; dinner is $120 per person, with optional drink pairings for an additional $50


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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day, and Peet's Coffee & Tea is inviting you to get fresh. Fresher beans provide a more flavorful cup, and Peet's is fiercely dedicated to delivering the freshest coffee. Visit any Peet's location on 9/29 and get a free coffee or espresso beverage to share with a friend when you buy one. No coupon required. Find a store!


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AROUND TOWN

OVERHEARD

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Ending our pop up is like ending a relationship that we've been in for four years. So as with any break up there will be tears and drinking
@haparamen, on the final night of their pop up at Wing Wings.

     

Get your charcuterie on at Union Larder, a brand-new wine bar/gourmet grocery in Russian Hill. Brought to you by the team behind Little Vine, our favorite hidden shop for delicious local goodies, Union Larder has a similar selection of stellar food and drink items for sale. At the wine bar, order meats, oysters and larger plates like melty raclette ($15), a chef's salad with Beecher's cheddar and speck ($15), and a BLT layered with house-made bacon and Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk ($14). Look for a thoughtful selection of wine, beer and aperitifs, with much of the above available on tap. 1945 Hyde St., 415-272-7567

     

You can never have too many oyster happy hours in your arsenal. Add this one to your rotation: Ferry Plaza Seafood's brand-new evening special features goodies like tuna carpaccio ($8), salmon rillettes ($9) and prosciutto with grilled fruit ($9). Oh, and oysters, too, available by the half ($7) or full dozen ($12). Drink specials include $4 beer and $5 wine and bubbly, with selections changing by the season. 653 Union St., 415-274-2561, Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tartine is hosting a SoCal takeover this Monday as they celebrate the release of Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen ($35) written by Tartine alum Zoe Nathan. They'll be slinging goodies featured in the book, including maple bacon biscuits, apple hand pies and blueberry brioche; a specialty cocktail and copies of the book will be available, too. Nathan will be making an appearance and signing copies from 4 to 6 p.m. 600 Guerrero St., 415-487-2600, special pastries available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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