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This Week’s Events: Tequila, Mezcal, Beer and Tacos

In celebration of their fourth anniversary (and a recent article in Playboy that named the spot among American’s top tequila lounges), Tres Agaves will be throwing a party on Sunday, October 25, beginning at 8 p.m.. Expect food specials, a DJ, and plenty of tequila.

To fuel yourself for the tequila-soaked Tres Agaves party (see above), spend the day biking around Fruitvale on a taco truck adventure with Cyrus Farivar (a taco-obsessed tech journalist). The tour begins at 12:30 and will conclude, five trucks later, around 3 p.m. Bring your helmet, taco bucks and spirit of adventure. For more information, click here.

On October 26, Cantina owner/bartender Duggan McDonnell will demystify Mezcal, just in time for Day of the Dead celebrations. Join him on an exploration of this spirit—learn the history, create and sample some Mezcal creations and snack on slow-roasted pork (cochinita pibil) and Day of the Dead bread supplied by Luis Vazquez of Chaac Mool. Tickets (including cocktails, food and class) are $80 and proceeds benefit La Cocina. Buy yours here

As we head into the cozy rainy season, thoughts turn to beer and cheese and other delights of autumn. Learn how to pair the two at a class at 18 Reasons on October 26, taught by two experts—City Beer Store owner/guru Craig Wathen and Bi-Rite cheese buyer Anthea Stolz. The class is $45 ($40 for members). For more information and to reserve a space, click here.

Former New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes will be at Omnivore Books on October 28 reading from his latest book, Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York.

What’s a week in SF without a discussion of food politics? On October 29 Nicolette Hahn Niman (author of Righteous Porkchop), David Evans of Marin Sun Farms and Aaron French, chef of Sunny Side Café, will sit on a panel discussion about ethical meat eating in the age of E. Coli and factory farming. The event will be held in the Port Commission Hearing Room at the Ferry Building at 6:30 p.m. and is free, with no RSVP required.