The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7
1. Burger benefits
Every Sunday from July through September, the San Francisco outpost of the swank steakhouse Morton’s is offering its prime sirloin burger at $19.78. The promotion kicks off on Wednesday, July 1, with a special pregame lunch with local sports broadcasters and the Giants team. The meal will also help launch a four-game series between the Giants and the Chicago Cubs, who are presently ranked ahead of our heroes in their division. Best of all, the $19.78 Morton’s & Make-A-Wish Prime Sirloin Burger event benefits the Make-A-Wish foundation.
2. That’s awfully fresh of you
The second edition of the very handy Local Food Guide will be launched at a party this Thursday, June 26, from 4:30 to 8:30 at Fort Mason . Be there to hear from local merchants and farmers and, best of all, to nosh on goodies from such locavore hot spots as Mission Pie, Serpentine and Bi-Rite. Tickets are $30, and they’re limited; buy them soon from brownpapertickets.com.
3. I’ll take two
For the entire month of July, every wine bottle at each of Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s Bay Area restaurants, including happening FiDi lunch venue One Market and the Westfield SF Centre’s chic Lark Creek Steak will be offered at half price. Even at breakfast, you ask? Well, no. But the offer holds for brunch, lunch and dinner, and for every one of Lark Creek’s 1,000 all-American labels.
4. Caloric gain: zero
Gourmet Walks, a company dedicated to exploring San Francisco history and food culture on foot, is now offering the Gourmet Chocolate Tour. Participants will stop at seven different chocolate merchants while learning about chocolate production, history and, naturally, health benefits. Tickets for these three-hour walks, which take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, are $48. They’re sure to sell out quickly, so book your fix at zerve.com; for more information, visit gourmetwalks.com.
5. Straight to your grill
Taylor Boetticher of the Fatted Calf will be leading a seasonal cooking demonstration at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market this Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. Part of an all-morning Grill Fest, this is a great chance to let one of the city’s great carnivores show you how it’s done with ingredients picked out that very morning. Check out CUESA’s teaching kitchen outside under the arcades on the west side of the Ferry Building.
6. Sisters are cooking it for themselves
SF’s top women chefs tell their kitchen war stories at a Commonwealth Club panel on June 30. Join the chef-owners of Zuni, Coco500, Boulevard, Foreign Cinema and Café Rouge for a 5:30 reception followed by a panel discussion about surviving and thriving in one of the toughest gigs around. For tickets, click here.
7. Classier than kebabs
Book by July 2 to spend your Independence Day in Napa enjoying COPIA’s Zinfully Elegant Barbecue meal. This interactive garden demonstration, garden talk and wine-fueled lunch costs $50 for nonmembers and includes roasted corn soup with pesto, spice-rubbed Kobe beef tri-tip with guacamole vinaigrette and ginger mascarpone ice box cake with blueberries. Reserve your seat at copia.org.