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Foodie Agenda: NFL Game Day Menus, A Sour Festival, & More

Oakland's Haven; Photo: John Storey, via SF Gate 

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!

Bartlett Hall Game Day Menu 

Bartlett Hall will be opening their doors bright and early (9:30am) on Saturdays and Sundays this fall to accommodate the early NFL and college football games. Order Portuguese-style French toast or lamb and potato hash from the game-day brunch menu (or you could always stick with classic chicken wings) while cheering on the Niners and the Cal Bears at any one of their numerous TVs.

Every Saturday and Sunday, starting September 6: 9:30am - 2:30pm, 242 O'Farrell St. 

Acquerello Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Vintage Wines 

In honor of its silver anniversary, Michelin-starred Acquerello is celebrating with a 1989 (the year the restaurant was "born") commemorative wine dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on 25-year-old vintages and sit down to a delicious 5-course dinner. 

Wednesday, September 10: 6:30 pm, $415, 1722 Sacramento Street. Make reservation at (415) 567-5432.

Samovar Tea and Woods Beer Host Happy Hour 

Have you ever wondered what it would taste like if tea and beer got together and made a baby? You're about to find out. Samovar Tea and Woods Beer are welcoming into the world a limited-edition draft-only Siberian Stout—a rich, dark, chocolatey brew made with Samovar's Tolstoy Sip Chinese black tea. Try it for yourself. 

Wednesday, September 3: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Cerveceria de MateVeza, 3801 18th St. 

Oakland's Haven and Pittsburgh's Cure Join Kitchens 

Chef Charlie Parker of Haven in Jack London Square and Chef Justin Severino of Pittsburgh's Cure are joining forces for a special dinner this weekend. The duo first met while cooking together at Manresa and later worked together at chef Justin's butcher shop. The six-course menu includes ingredient-driven dishes and house made charcuterie such as: smoked duck breast, pork belly chop, sweet corn pudding, and oysters. Sounds amazing. 

Friday and Saturday, September 5-6: $80, 44 Webster St., Oakland. Make reservations here.  

Sour/Bitter Food and Beer Fest in Oakland 

A bunch of East Bay restaurants and breweries are getting together this weekend for a sour/bitter fest at Oakland bar, The Trappist. Each restaurant (including: Trappist, Tamarindo, Perdition Smokehouse, Homestead, Miss Ollie’s, and Ramen Shop) is bringing a sour and bitter bite while breweries (such as: Almanac, Sante Adairius, Craftsman, Tahoe Mountain, Rare Barrel, Drakes, MRaz Brewing, and Woodfour) will bring a sour and bitter brew for your mixing and matching pleasure. Each ticket includes an event glass and open tastings of 16 different beers, plus two bites from each restaurant. 

Saturday, September 6: Two sessions: 1 - 3pm and 4 - 6:30pm, $62, Trappist parking lot, 460 8th St., Oakland. Get tickets here