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Foodie Agenda: Grilled Cheese Heaven, Guy Fieri and more

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Friday, April 5

All hail the mighty mushroom, especially now that even the most challenged home gardener can grow them. Come celebrate the opening of Back To The Roots, which offers eco-friendly and fun kits like a gourmet mushroom growing box. The event starts at 6 pm sign up here. @ 424 2nd St., Oakland 

Get on the bus to flavor town and head down to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival. Guy Fieri, everyone’s favorite chef on the road, is showing and sharing his knife skills in an interactive dinner that is sure to be completely bananas. The event is $275 here. @ The Inn At Spanish Bay, 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach

Sunday, April 7

It's all about the brews at Abbot’s Cellar. Their Brewmaster Banquet Dinner offers the chance to break bread around the table while tasting the delights of James Beard nominees Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield from Vanberg and Dewulf Belgium beer importers. Listen to the brewmasters while enjoying a four-course dinner and beer pairing. Dinner is $125 and beings at 6 pm. For a spot at the Banquet table with Don and Wendy email reservations@abbotscellar.com. @ 742 Valencia St.

Wednesday, April 10

Invest in the future of kale and quinoa and satisfy more than your stomach by doing your weekly grocery shopping at Whole Foods today. For community giving day, the market is giving five percent of its Northern California net sales to Jamie Oliver’s Food Foundation. The foundation supports food education programs including After School Clubs and the Whole Kids Foundation, teaching youth about healthy food choices.

For the love of cheese! It’s grilled cheese month and what better way to celebrate than learning the ins-and-outs of your favorite late night (and afternoon and evening) snack? The San Francisco Cheese School hosts a class, Grilled Cheese Please that exhausts all of your delicious warm, crusty bread and cheese combos (there is also wine!). The class is 6:30-8:30 pm and is $75. @ 2155 Powell St.

Thursday, April 11

Picky pizza lovers, rejoice and enjoy. BUILD Pizzeria Roma opens in the heart of Berkeley today. The restaurant offers a build-your-own, Roman-style pizza (aka super thin, crispy crust). The drool-worthy farm-to-table toppings, and not to mention the sixteen local craft beers on tap make this new spot the place to try @ 2286 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley