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Eat It: Food Heroes, Golden West and Half-Price Wine

Georgia Pellgrini signs copies of her book, Food Heroes, at Terroir on September 8.

Half-Price Wine at Contigo

The caravan of RVs heading out of town only can mean one thing: Burning Man. While I don't mind the peace and quiet (sorry, I'm a square), the folks at Contigo are bummed to be missing the Playa. If your in the city this week, join them at the restaurant for Spanish food and wine--tonight and tomorrow, all bottles on the wine list normally priced under $45--that's most of them--will be half-off. Who needs the desert?

Vanishing of the Bees at 18 Reasons

We've all heard about the problems plaguing bees in America, but the documentary Vanishing of the Bees, which follows two commercial beekeepers and their struggle to overcome colony collapse. The film will be screened at 18 Reasons on September 2 from 7-9 p.m.; admission is $5.

Spaghetti Suppers at Heart

Though you may think of Wednesday as spaghetti night, at Mission wine bar Heart they've chosen Sunday for their pasta promotion. Eat a spaghetti (vegetarian or meat) dinner, along with salad and garlic bread, all for $15 and drink specially-priced glasses of wine. May we suggest Chianti?

Golden West is Open

While you suffer through the rest of this pre-holiday weekend (or when you drag yourself back to the office next Tuesday), here's a tiny panacea: Dennis Leary takeout window, Golden West, is open. Stop by in the morning for bear claws and Mr. Espresso coffee, or at lunch for a barbecued short rib sandwich pick-me-up. 8 Trinity Pl., FiDi

Food Heroes at Terroir

Writer Georgia Pellegrini celebrates the launch of her book, Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artists Preserving Traditions, on September 8 at SoMa wine bar Terroir. She'll be on hand to sign books, and a handful of local food artisans, including Four Barrel coffee, Charles Chocolate and Pizza Politana will be serving refreshments. Tickets are $20--you can buy one here.