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Foodie Agenda: Beer, Indian Burritos, Chocolate and Pigs

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Saturday, Feb. 16th

SF Beer Week is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of great events to hit up in celebration of all that is dark and hoppy. If you are looking for an event that won’t wipe out your wallet, head to Toronado to celebrate the Barleywine Festival. This free festival sports over 50 craft-brewed barleywines on draft, and it promises to be a strong addition to the beer week lineup. @ 547 Haight Street

Beer and chocolate, while not a traditional pairing, can still be delicious. Another great SF Beer Week event, the Chocolate and Beer Festival includes samplings of gourmet chocolates and craft brews, live entertainment and prizes! Buy tickets here 12-6 pm @ Craneway Pavillion. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA

Tuesday, Feb. 19th

Five nights, eight whole hogs, over 2,000 pounds of pork...it's time again for the famed Whole Hog Dinner at Oliveto. The restaurant is honoring the holiness that is pork thanks to Executive Chef Johan Rhodehamel, who'll offer recipes and preparations that honor the time-tested butchery of Italian farm families. Feb. 19-23, call for reservations: 510-547-5356 @ 5655 College Avenue, Oakland

Wednesday, Feb. 20th

Curry Up Now has officially declared it will open its doors on its first SF brick and mortar locale on Valencia Street on February 20th! Menu goodies include quintessential street food items with their signature twist such as Guacamole Sev Puri, Vada Pav and Pani Puri with quinoa filling. Not to be missed will be the restaurant's iconic deconstructed Samosa and the Tikka Masala Burrito, along with The Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries plus many vegan, gluten-free, and all-day brunch choices. And delivery is even in the works! 659 Valencia Street, at 18th

Saturday, Feb. 23rd

Guaranteed to satisfy your late night munchies or morning hangover cravings, Rosa Mexicano is kicking off its Flavors of Mexico series by introducing Mexican breakfast to its late night and brunch menus. Ditch the bland bowl of cereal and spring for something spicy and delicious! @ 30 Mission Street

Celebrate the flavors of southern-inspired cuisine with SF Noir’s The Wine and Food Gala! Some of the Bay’s top chefs will be serving up the flavors of soul food, paired with an offering of over 80 different wines. $60 @ The Atrium, 101 Mission Street