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Week in Food: Alice Waters Lunch in FiDi, Openings, and Food Trivia Night

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Today, August 24

Starting at 12:30 p.m., Alice Waters of Chez Panisse is making school lunch along Maiden Lane as part of her Edible Schoolyard Project. Proceeds from limited edition Levi's T-shirts designed by Waters, David Byrne, Sofia Coppola, Dave Eggers, and Maira Kalman will all go to the organization. Waters will also be signing 40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering. Enjoy organic and locally sourced box lunches, live music, and an installation by Edible Schoolyard. Lunch is first come, first serve, so get there early! Maiden Lane (between Grant and Stockton)

Thursday, August 25

Beachside Kitchen and Coffee Bar opens with meatball sandwiches, Irish breakfast sandwich, and other recipes from the owner's grandfather, a former San Francisco fisherman and restaurateur. Also on the menu are bacon waffles, pulled pork sliders with frizzled onions, snow cones, homemade cotton candy, and Strauss soft-serve ice cream. 4300 Judah St. (at 48th)

 

That night, show off your foodie know-how at the Spoondate Smackdown at The Summit. The 8 p.m. food trivia night includes a blind taste challenge for teams of four, battling for the title of Gastronome Extraordinaire and a $200 gift certificate to Beretta. 780 Valencia (at 19th)

 

Monday, August 29

Dumplings & Buns opens in the Fillmore with a selection of both sweet and savory eats such pork and chicken dumplings, barbecue pork boa buns, chicken wonton soup with mushrooms, and sweet custard buns filled with Kahlua, cointreau, and amaretto. 2411 California St. (at Fillmore)