UPCOMING EVENTS
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December 18 - 24, 2014

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Christmas Eve at Namu Gaji

dm-image-ph 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . because everyone was out feasting on noodle soup at Namu Gaji. The Mission restaurant is hosting one of its can't-miss noodle soup pop-ups on December 24. This round features five varieties of mouthwatering, noodle-filled goodness: beef tongue pho ($17), Dungeness tom yum ($18), wonton noodle soup in shiitake dashi broth ($15, plus $3 with wontons), Indonesian mie ayam chicken consommé ($12) and miso ramen with Devil's Gulch pork ($17). Because clearly, all we want for Christmas is an international variety of soups to slurp. 12/24; 5 to 10 PM; 499 Dolores St.; 415-431-6268

Opening of the Week

The Progress

Talk about ending 2014 with a bang. The Progress, the sophomore project from the State Bird Provisions team (and easily one of the most anticipated restaurant openings, um, ever) opened its doors Tuesday. Forgoing the dim sum format, The Progress emphasizes family style dining—specifically, the family meals served to restaurant staff before service. Guests will have their choice of five dishes ($52), eight dishes ($79) or the intriguing "imperial menu" ($108): Your group will decide which dishes you'd like to try, all of which will be served communally. We hear talk of roti topped with truffles and sunchokes, so there's one decision made. It goes without saying these reservations will be some of the toughest to get in town so don't dillydally. 1525 Fillmore St.; 415-673-1294


AROUND TOWN
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AROUND TOWN

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... and Santas at Zuni. Make it stop.
@jbonne, Jon Bonne

Food Crush

Your holiday baking needs are taken care of, thanks to Marla Bakery's stunning spread of festive treats. Start with a selection of sufganiyot for Hanukkah ($3.50 each, $18 for a half dozen) available in Meyer lemon and quince flavors, then stock up on Christmas goodies such as panettone ($35), stollen ($30) and three varieties of bûche de Noёl ($65). Place your orders here by Sunday, December 21. 3619 Balboa St.; 415-742-4379

The Pour

We've found your post-Union Square shopping watering hole. Hogwash, a new craft beer bar, is now open on Sutter Street. It has 30 local beers on tap (the list was created, in part, by master cicerone Rich Higgins), plus a menu of beer-friendly snacks (fried pickles, naturally) and house-made sausages in flavors like chicken habanero. 582 Sutter St.; 415-361-5500

Get Out

Another noodle note: Up your ramen game with a road trip to Sebastopol, where Ramen Gaijin has gone permanent. The über-popular pop-up (the Monday dinners were consistently booked) will be slinging bowls of artisanal ramen and starters at both lunch and dinner. Look for dishes such as rye noodles (made in-house) with pork belly chashu ($14), Sapporo miso ramen with roast pumpkin and fried tofu ($13) and starters like Dungeness okonomiyaki ($12). 6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol; 707-827-3609

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