Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
Brewmaster Meet & Greet + "Draft Day"
Though SF Beer Week is still over two months away, preparations are already underway, starting this Wednesday with “Draft Day.” Over 25 SF-based breweries will be divided into two teams headed by Dave McLean of Magnolia Brewing Company and Mike Schnebeck of Fort Point Beer Company. The teams will compete to create a collaboration beer with local produce and specialty ingredients. Head to Woods Cerveceria to meet the brewers, drinks some beers, and see which teams picks which ingredients for their brews, which will be unveiled at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala in January. // Wednesday, November 18, Woods Cerveceria, 3801 18th St, San Francisco. More info here.
The Cooking Project Happy Hour
The Cooking Project, a nonprofit started by Daniel Patterson and Sasha Bernstein that aims to teach kids and young adults how to cook and eat better, is hosting a happy hour this Friday. Richie Nakano (Defina and formerly Hapa Ramen) along with other SF-based chefs will pair up with the youth to create delicious culturally-representative dishes. All proceeds go towardsThe Cooking Project's programs. // Friday, November 20, 5pm-8pm; 25 Taylor St, San Francisco. $45, Get tickets here.
Arab Street Food at the Farmers Market
Reem Assil, La Cocina program partcipant and maker of delicious Arab street foods, will be at the CUESA Saturday Farmers Market at the Ferry Building starting this this Saturday, November 21st until December 21st. Her specialty is manoush, a fluffy flatbread slathered with zesty zaatar topped with fresh condiments like mint, cucumbers, and tomatoes, and it's delish. // Saturdays at the Ferry Building until December 21, reemscalifornia.com
Dandelion's 12 Nights of Chocolate
Each holiday season, Dandelion Chocolate teams up with the best chefs in the city to create a sweet and savory menu for 12 nights in December. This year, they’ve got a pretty stellar lineup onboard, including Dominque Crenn, Traci Des Jardins, Nicole Krasinksi, Leah Rosenberg, and more. And the best part: all proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank. Giving back never tasted so sweet. (Note that some events are already sold out.) // December 2-13, Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia, San Francisco. $20-$95, Get Tickets Here.
Gus's Community Market Opening in The Mission
The same family behind Haight Street Market and Noriega Produce are opening up a new grocery in the Mission, which will hold a butchershop, a grab-n-go area and deli, as well as an adjoining cafe. The opening is slated for this Thursday, November 19th, just in time for your last-minute Thanksgiving needs. // 2111 Harrison Street, San Francisco, gussmarket.com