Eat It: Booze, Butchery and Bees


Carnivores Unite at Primal

This weekend, chefs and butchers from all over the country will be gathering a Primal, a celebration of sustainably raised meats, the art of butchery, and live-fire grilling. There will be butchery and sausage making demonstrations, a bacon hall of fame tasting bar, wood-fired meats of all kinds (over 2000 pounds!) and a haut dog station, among myriad other meaty attractions. The event will be held at Chase Cellars in St. Helena and tickets are $75-125.

Film Night at the Farm

A few months ago, the beehives at Hayes Valley Farm were destroyed by a pesticide-wielding neighbor. While the farm is still recovering, they've decided to host a film night to raise awareness about why bees are a positive addition to urban communities. On Friday, September 24, they'll be screening the documentary Vanishing of the Bees on the farm. Dress warmly, bring a blanket and come support the Hayes Valley Farm. Admission is free.

Opening Alert: A Butcher and a Pizzeria

Two long-awaited projects are debuting tomorrow. In Hayes Valley, Fatted Calf will open their first SF butcher shop (320 Fell St.), giving farmers market devotees a place to purchase delicious meats all week long. Just up the hill, Sharon Ardiana is debuting her long-awaited follow-up to Glen Park pizzeria Gialina. Ragazza (311 Divisadero St.) will serve salads, pizzas and more.

SF Cocktail Week

Should you be interested in the science of absinthe, the history of the fern bar, a cocktail crawl with noted bartender Dominic Venegas, tours of Distillery 209 or any other libation-related events, go check out the full San Francisco Cocktail Week schedule. Jam-packed with boozy events, which continue until Sunday the 27th, the line-up promises to make next Monday a tough day at the office for all.

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