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Foodie Agenda: Food Carts, A Sleek New Restaurant and More

Foodie Agenda: Food Carts, A Sleek New Restaurant and More

Chef Ravi Kapur cooks up a storm at Citizen's Band

Wednesday, May 9

Making your own bread can seem like such a difficult and daunting task. Nothing could be further from the truth and Sour Flour will teach you just how easy bread making can be with their starter workshop. You’ll learn the ins and outs of feeding, caring for, and keeping your starter happy so you can have fresh bread all year round. The class starts at 5pm and goes until 7. Cost is $80 at the door. 2937 24th Street
 
Thursday, May 10

Have you ever wanted to eat and drink at all the city's top restaurants bars and in the one night? Well, the Taste of Potrero could be that night. San Francisco’s top eateries including, Ame, Local Mission Eatery, Nojo, and Skool will be serving up their finest dishes accompanied by cocktails from the Homestead and Comstock and wines from Urbanite Cellars. The best part about this event is that all proceeds go to support Daniel Webster Elementary School. Tickets are available here. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.
 
There is a battle for supremacy going down on Steuart street as a plethora of new Asian restaurants open their doors. Region is the latest to open, offering “Rustic Asian” cuisine, a raft of fine cocktails, and a sleek and sexy interior. Come down from 5 - 8pm and enjoy an abundance of appetizers direct from the wok, a brand new bar featuring house specialty cocktails and selections from the wine menu, as well as the inaugural 'first bottle' toast. Tickets can be bought from here and cost $19. 139 Steuart St.

Friday, May 11

As the beautiful spring weather begins to consolidate over the Bay Area there are a plethora of outdoor dining options opening up. This Friday sees the return of Bites off Broadway in Oakland. It promises to be a congregation of some of Oakland’s best food carts including Tine Tamale, Doc’s of the Bay, Conklin’s Catering and Go Streatery. In addition to snagging some street eats, pod visitors will also have a chance to play lawn games and indulge in some sneaky hula hooping. Jump on board this Friday from 5:30 until it’s dark. Studio One Art Center on 45th Street, Oakland.

Saturday, May 12

Fresh food is the flavour of the morning at CUESA’s 12th annual Spring Breakfast. Market sellers will tell you about their produce and you can choose from an abundance of food from the huge breakfast menu. Pasture raised scrambled eggs, fresh berries and granola,  pork maple sausages and freshly squeezed juice are just some of the menu options. Seatings are at 9:00 and 11:00 am. Tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for children 3-13. Free for children under 3. San Francisco Ferry Building.

Monday, May 14

Pop-ups are the latest food craze sweeping the US and many of the top chefs are getting in on the action. SF Chef, Ravi Kapur's, pop-up at Citizen's Band, LihoLiho Yacht Club, returns this Monday with another three week series. The menu is a delicious fusion of Asian, Hawaiian and Californian cuisine, all created with local seasonal produce. With only a few walk-ins accepted each night you will want to reserve your seat in advance. Dinner is served from 5:30 until 10:30 and costs $65 per person including tax and gratuity, but doesn’t include beer or wine. 1198 Folsom Street

Tuesday, May 15

The combination of good food and literature can only ever be a good one. The Feast of Words Literary Potluck is a monthly dinner party where food lovers and writers come together to eat, write, and share. After her popular April nationwide tour, Oakland based writer Cassie J. Sneider reads from her new book Fine, Fine Music. The event begins at 7:00 and doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased here and cost $10 or $5 with a potluck dish. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.