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This Week in Food: Luella's 6th Birthday, The Front Porch's Fat Tuesday Shrimp Boil & More

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Tuesday, March 8:

Soul food staple The Front Porch is staging a classic shrimp boil on Fat Tuesday, flying the shrimp in from Terrebone Parish in Louisiana. It all begins at 5 p.m. and runs until there's no more. Wash it all down with Abita beers, and expect bead-throwing and a live jazz band. Full dinner service will be available all night with some New Orleans special additions to the menu.

65A 29th St., 415-695-7800.

Also on Fat Tuesday:

A16 hosts its annual Festa Della Donna fundraiser to celebrate International Women’s Day. Join wine director Shelley Lindgren, executive chef David Taylor and an all-star team of female guest chefs, cheesemakers, sommeliers, authors, and winemakers to help raise money and awareness for La Cocina, a nonprofit organization that supports women in the food industry. Every penny of the night's profits help their cause.

In addition to offering chef David Taylor’s regular menu, guests can order à la carte dishes like Torn Pasta Fagioli with Shrimp Polpettini, Chicken Meatball Lasagnettes and Creamy Vanilla Bread Pudding
 
To make a reservation at A16,  call 415-771-2216, contact penelope@a16sf.com, or go to OpenTable.  Walk-in seating will also be available.

2355 Chestnut St., 415-771-2216.

Throughout March:

Russian Hill's Luella celebrates their 6th birthday by offering $4 wines by the glass Sunday through Thursday evenings for the entire month. Some examples of wines being offered are: Biohof Pratsch ‘Rotenpullen’ Gruner Veltliner, Austria, 2009; Dry Creek Chenin Blanc, Sonoma, California, 2009; Monte Lomas Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2004; Borsao ‘Tres Picos’ Garnacha, Spain, 2008; and six other selections.

1896 Hyde St. at Green, 415-674-4343.