Foodie Agenda: A Southern Whiskey Dinner, a Booze and Brew Brawl, and More!
Thursday, February 13
Join Speakeasy for a classic evening filled with good friends, plenty of hearty food, and a premium open bar. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and includes baby back ribs, Southern fried chicken, collared greens with bacon, spicy cole slaw, corn bread and walnut brownies. There will also be a special presentation and pairings of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey including Bulleit Bourbon, Rye, and 10 Year. Cigars are included in the price for each guest. Speakeasy + Bulleit Whiskey: $75, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., The City Club of San Francisco
Friday, February 14
Make this V-Day a cultural one at one of SoMa's best underground art galleries. Agent Peach and Spicy Vines present a very special event featuring local artists Bert Yip, Alica Koswara, Lauren Napolitano, Cia Gould, and Yaquelin Laporte. Browse the art, while you nibble on artisan chocolates by Kiki’s Cocoa and wine and cocktails from Spicy Vines. You'll even take home special gifts from SenSpa. Plus, there'll be a live piano all night to create a romantic atmosphere. Admission includes a free glass of wine. Valentine’s Day Art Show and Wine Tasting: Free, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., 1286 Folsom Street.
Saturday, February 15
The biggest wine competition in North America is taking place Saturday right here in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition bring some of the most prestigious winemakers in American together and you’ll get the chance to taste them all including three previous gold medal winners: 2011 Main & Geary Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2012 Main & Geary Sonoma County Chardonnay and 2012 Main & Geary Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Competition judge and BevMo! Cellar Master Wilfred Wong will also be on hand to answer questions and offer pairing suggestions. Wine Competition Public Tasting: $65, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center.
Magnolia Brewing’s long awaited BBQ restaurant adjacent to the shiny new brewery is very, very close to opening. Take a sneak peek of the new Magnolia location in the Dogpatch featuring an array of handcrafted ales, a one of a kind shandy concoction, and some of the very first bites from the Smokestack kitchen. Magnolia Brewing and Smokestack BBQ Sneak Peek: $40, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., 665 22nd Street
Sunday, February 16
The 4th Annual Booze and Brew Brawl pits the city’s finest drinking establishments against each other as they compete in a beer-cocktail match. Featuring booze from Greenbar Collective and booze from Pacific Brewing Laboratory, six competitors will create custom cocktails to be featured on 15 Romolo’s cocktail menu throughout Beer Week. Proceeds benefit the USBG Foundation. Booze & Brew Brawl: $20, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., The Basque Hotel
Spend your Sunday nigh touring the Frozen Kuhsterd food truck and learning to make an exclusive new flavor. In honor of SF Beer Week, you’ll start off with a stout flavored custard and then add in Jameson Irish Whiskey to make the perfect Irish Car Bomb. Finally, add in chocolate (because chocolate makes everything better) and you’ve created something unique and delicious. Behind the Scenes at Frozen Kuhsterd: $15, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 428 11th Street.
Monday, February 17
On Tuesday, 1300 Fillmore honors African American vintners for Black History Month. The top African American vintners will pair their best wines with soulful hors d’oeuvres from Chef David Lawrence. Join in for an evening of good wine, food, and live music. Honored wineries include: Esterlina, Sharp Cellars, Black Coyote, Vision Cellars, Rideau Vineyards, Longevity Wines, Running Tiger, Eco Love Wines, Brown Estate, Stover Oaks. Sips With Soul: $85, 5:30 - 8:30p.m., 1300 Fillmore