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Eat It: Tequila, French Onion Soup and Catalan Cuisine

A Slow Food Catalan Feast at Contigo
Break bread with fellow Slow Food enthusiasts at the “Convivial Dinner” at Contigo on August 3. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet chef Brett Emerson and enjoy a multi-course Catalan meal with optional wine pairings in the company of other Slow Foodists. Tickets are $57 (without wine) and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. To reserve your space, click here.

Tequila Tasting with Joanne Weir
Should you want to get your swerve on with noted PBS personality and cookbook author Joanne Weir, we suggest the tequila tasting at Omnivore Books on July 29 from 6-7 p.m. Weir will guide you through a tasting of artisanal tequilas, teach attendees a recipe for “Mexican 75s” and serve hand pies to keep guests from getting too rowdy. Admission is $5; no reservations are necessary.

Join the Throngs at Café des Amis
If you’re hoping to get your Yelp merit badge, you probably know by now that Café des Amis, the long-awaited restaurant from Bacchus Management Group (Spruce), is open. Stop by to sample the French brasserie fare, which is served Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 1 a.m. 2000 Union St., cafedesamissf.com

Vegan Bake Sale in the Mission
If you like animals and you like sweet treats, then pedal on over to the Vegan bake sale this weekend at Mission Bikes (766 Valencia, between 18th and 19th). Choose from an assortment of vegan baked goods, with proceeds going towards the housing rights committee of SF and Rocket Dog Rescue.


A Behind the Scenes Dinner at B3
Should you want to check out Mission newcomer B3 before the throngs, sign up to attend the Bold Italic’s B3 Backstory dinner on August 3. You’ll have the chance to visit the restaurant (devoted to bottles, burgers and bites) in advance of the official opening. The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $45, which includes dinner, wine and the smug sense of satisfaction that comes with having access to things that others don’t. This will sell out, so buy tickets now, here.