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Week in Food: Street Food Fest, Knife Skills Workshop, Asian Culinary Forum, and more

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Saturday, August 20

The place to eat this Saturday is definitely at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. It's supposed to be twice as big this year, with food from 30 micro-vendors from La Cocina's incubator program, 20 restaurants (like Pizzeria Delfina), 10 food trucks, and many more. Think Lucero's bacon-wrapped hot dogs, Chaac Mool's cochinita pibil, and Jello shots from Sweets Collection. Buy passports for the festival online to save time and money. On Folsom between 22nd and 26th streets, and from Treat to Shotwell streets between 23rd and 25th streets

Once you've reached the point of food coma, head over to the festival's after-party at 7 p.m., and dance some of it off. DJ Quest, Tormenta Tropical, and Afrolicious will be spinning at Public Works. And, yes, they'll have drinks and food in case you work up another appetite. 161 Erie St. (at Mission)

Delica's executive sushi chef Mikiko Ando is offering a Sashimi Knife Skills workshop as part of their Summer Master Sushi Chef Series. Knives begin sharpening at 5:30 p.m. and continuing slicing away till 8:30 p.m. Buy tickets for the workshop online.1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)

Sunday, August 21

Elixir is kicking off football season with a barbecue featuring their aged Snakeoil IPA-braised brisket with Templeton Rye barbecue sauce, potato salad, and corn during the 3:30 p.m. Dallas Cowboys-San Diego Chargers game will be on. The $10 all-you-can-eat party proceeds go toward the local Boys and Girls Club. 3200 16th St. (at Guerrero)

Monday, August 22

At 6 p.m., the Asian Culinary Forum will have cuisine experts Dennis Lee (Namu), Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen), Sarah Dey (New Delhi), and Wilfred Pacio (Spice Kit) in a discussion panel "Talkin Bout My Generation: Chefs Re-inventing Asian Cuisine" in the Ferry Building. Eats and drinks from Bex Winery and Momokawa Oregon Craft Sake will be on hand too. 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)