Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Gastropig Opens in Uptown Oakland
The Gastropig, a new pork-centric sandwich spot in Uptown Oakland, opened its doors on Tuesday. The fast-casual restaurant offers an array of breakfast sandwiches, including its signature BaconSlut, which features applewood smoked bacon, an over easy egg, cheddar cheese, and Aleppo chili aioli on a brioche roll. Also of note is the Ode to Genova, a classic Italian deli sandwich that pay homage to Oakland's Genova Delicatessen which closed at the end of 2016 after more than 90 years in Temescal. Breakfast just got better in Oakland. // Open Sunday-Friday, 2123 Franklin St. (Oakland), thegastropig.com
Almanac Taproom Opens on 24th Street
Almanac Beer opened a hip new taproom on 24th Street, in the former Sous Beurre Kitchen space, last week. This is the first brick-and-mortar space for the beer company started by Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan, and it's pretty cool. Over a dozen barrel aged beers are on tap, and there are enough snacks, share plates, and sandwiches on the menu to help you drink through them all. Chef Chad Arnold (Dopo, Adesso) is crafting the food, and his duck sausage sandwich should not be missed. // Open Tuesday-Sunday, 3pm-11pm, 2704 24th St (Mission), almanacbeer.com
CUESA/The Perennial's Ground Work Party
Join a tree-planting party and farm tour to support carbon farming next week at Stemple Creek Ranch. Sponsored by CUESA, Slow Food San Francisco, and The Perennial, participants will tour Stemple Creek Ranch in Petaluma and learn how the ranch has implemented many climate-beneficial practices. Then, help plant willows and redwoods (which will sequester about 3 tons of carbon per year), before a delicious meal prepared by Chris Kiyuna and Anthony Myint of The Perennial. Tickets include round-trip transportation from The Perennial in San Francisco. // $120-$140, Sunday, Jan. 15, 9am-5pm, 900 Burbank Ln. (Petaluma), eventbrite.com/e/ground-work-party-tic...
Parallel 37 Starts New Sunday Brunch
Parallel 37 will serve a new Sunday brunch starting January 15th, and will change the menu every Sunday thereafter. In charge of the menu is chef de cuisine Michael Rotondo, who puts a creative spin on brunch classics using seasonal local produce from farmers markets. Think Dungeness crab eggs Benedict with a sourdough English muffin, Swiss chard, and red wine hollandaise; or a brioche French toast crème brûlée with honey crisp apple and cinnamon spiced caramel. There'll also be a special raw bar menu with oysters on the half shell, ahi tuna tartare, shrimp cocktail with caviar, crème fraiche, and more. Yum! // Sundays starting Jan. 15, 10am-2pm, 600 Stockton St. (Chinatown), parallel37sf.com