Foodie Agenda: Dining Out on Thanksgiving (and more)
Today, Nov. 23
If you're running low on time for cooking tomorrow's feast, Hayes Valley's Arlequin Café is taking orders (call 415-551-1453) for last-minute pick-ups of their brown sugar and maple ham, herb-roasted leg of lamb, pecan pie, pumpkin bars, and pumpkin and ginger pound cake. 384 Hayes St.
Also, give back at St. Anthony's 23rd annual curbside donation drive. Drop off canned or dried bulk food to the volunteers in red jackets at 105 Golden Gate Ave.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Hanging around for Thanksgiving? There are a few restaurants putting on special holiday prix fixe dinners around town: Beach Chalet in Ocean Beach, Garcon! in the Mission, Le Colonial in the TenderNob, Le P'tit Laurent in Glen Park, Palio D’Asti in FiDi, and The Plant Cafe Organic on the Embarcadero.
Monday, Nov. 28
Get your eats on while you Cyber Monday shop at Puccini & Pinetti. The Union Square Italian bar and restaurant is offering free WiFi and calamari from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 129 Ellis St.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Hopefully you'll have recovered from Thursday's feast to celebrate crab season at Starbelly's crab feed. Chef Adam Timney and Terra Savia Wine's Jim Malone are heading up a family-style crab dinner on the restaurant's covered, heated patio. On the $39 menu: Boiled crab with drawn butter, crab chowder in a sourdough bowl, Caesar salad, and heirloom apple cobbler. To sip: Generous pours of Terra Savia's new Chardonnay and methode champenoise sparkling rose. 3583 16th St.