September 25 - October 1, 2014
Tour Free Spirit Farm with Nopa
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
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
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!
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
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!
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.