Today, Jan. 5
We were sad to see Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry stop lunch service at her nontraditional Indian pop-up Juhu Beach Club. But now we hear she's opening her own restaurant in the Mission sometime in 2012. While we wait, she'll be at La Victoria Bakery serving dinner Thursday nights. The four-course $35 prixe fixe menu includes dahl purr, mug dahl, and Preeti's vegetarian version of a sloppy joe. 2937 24th St.
Friday, Jan. 6
Here's a good excuse to take a long lunch. To celebrate the winding down of their Sharon Lockhart exhibit "Lunch Break," SFMOMA is letting Vietnamese pop-up Rice Paper Scissors open shop in the Schwab Room off the museum's atrium. 151 Third St.
Sunday, Jan. 8
Brush up on your kitchen chops at the Mission's nonprofit 18 Reasons. Jae Berman, a registered dietician, yoga instructor, and sports nutritionist, is set to talk whole foods, followed by a dinner to be shared by the class as part of her Good Living: Cooking with Nutrition Workshop. The series starts this weekend and continues Jan. 22 and 29, 4-6:30 p.m. 3674 18th St.
Monday, Jan. 9
Anthony Bourdain was in SF this past August filming an episode for his new show The Layover. Now the San Francisco episode airs 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Chefs Danny Bowien and Chris Cosentino make appearances, as does the Tonga Room, which Bourdain calls "the greatest place in the history of the world."