October 23 - October 29, 2014
BN Ranch Dinner
BN Ranch DinnerHead to Bolinas for a gaucho-style feast this Saturday at BN Ranch Dinner, hosted at Bill and Nicole Niman's Marin ranch. They're known for the high quality and serious sustainability of their products; this dinner is a celebration of this philosophy, as well as the release of Nicole's book, Defending Beef. The menu takes a tour through local Bay Area delicacies: Expect a half-steer cooked asado, Marin seafood from Water2Table and produce prepared by local chefs, plus beer, wine and cocktails. 10/25, 1 to 6 p.m., 275 Mesa Rd.; Bolinas; tickets ($175)
SoMA-stalwart Mochica has reopened in new, shiny Potrero Hill digs with a full liquor license, an expanded menu and more seating for all. Order from an extensive menu of cebiche ($14 to $21), shareable small plates, and larger mains ranging from paella ($20 to $21) to lamb shank braised in beer ($20). That full liquor license is being put to use with a pisco-heavy menu of cocktails (including multiple versions of the frothy pisco sour), plus mojitos, margaritas and more. Expect brunch come November 8, with promises of a classic Peruvian breakfast sandwich called butiffarra ($10) that stars sliced pork loin. 1469 18th St.
Castro corner bar the LookOut has been given a serious menu revamp (we didn't know they served food, either!) courtesy of Wes Rowe of Wes Burger. There are hearty dishes that pair well with booze, including Tex-Mex Style Queso ($8), fried chicken tacos ($8 for two), pizzas topped with Zoe's Meats ($15 to $17) and of course, a crave-worthy burger ($11) featuring Rowe's signature blend of ground brisket, American cheese, fried onions, pickles and mustard. Bartender Michael Breshears has also updated the cocktails to further encourage your drunk munchies. 3600 16th St.
Meet Liquid Gold, your new Nob Hill beer destination as of this Saturday. At the combination bar and bottle shop, you'll find 30 craft brews on tap, wine (also on tap) and a healthy representation of local producers for both. Buy beer and wine to go or hang out and watch baseball if you so desire (we hear there are some big-deal games going on this weekend). 1040 Hyde St.