Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
LocoL (Finally) Opens
LocoL, Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi's new fast food restaurant with a cause, will open in Oakland on Wednesday. Their mission is to provide healthy, affordable, and delicious food to underserved communities. This will be the second location (the first opened in Watts), and the next location is slated to open later this year in the Tenderloin. // Open daily, 7am-8pm, 2214 Broadway St. (Oakland), welocol.com
Bellota is Spanish for acorn, which is what delicious Iberican pigs dine on and also happens to be the new Spanish restaurant from Absinthe Group. Expect classic Spanish tapas, paellas, and meats grilled over a wood-fired hearth, all using California's finest ingredients. // Open Monday-Saturday, 888 Brannan St. (SoMa), bellotasf.com
La Mar Cebiche Class
Peruvian native & La Mar Chef Danny Kou will offer a cebiche crash course on Sunday, May 29 at 11am. The 1.5 hour class will explain the difference between ceviche and cebiche, while demonstrating the preparation of three traditional Peruvian cebiches and Tiraditos. // $95, Sunday May 29, 11am-12:30pm; Pier 1.5 (Embarcadero), Get tickets here.
Ozumo Launches Spring Menu
Ozumo has launched a new spring menu, and it's delicious. Think lightly seared filet mignon with pea shoots, wasabi oranges, and macadamia nuts, or a braised octopus with watermelon radish, seared stonefruit, and grilled endive. Ozumo also has the largest sake collection in America, so you'll be sure to find the perfect pairing. // Open daily, 161 Steuart St. (Embarcadero), ozumosanfrancisco.com
Journeyman Vegetable Tasting Dinner
The talented Journeymen of Oakland are made up of chefs Chris Wolff and Jonathan Tu, both of whom have clocked in time at Michelin restaurants all over the world, including Rich Table and Bar Tartine. Their new pop-up presents a vegetable-forward tasting menu with innovative vegetarian and vegan delights in the form of potatoe eclairs, creamed chard dumplings, and a watermelon terrine. // $59, Monday June 6, 6:30pm and 8:30pm. 4901 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), Get tickets here.
La Cocina Row at Carnaval
La Cocina will be at John O'Connell High School schoolyard on May 28-29 to celebrate the 38th Annual Carnaval! Come hungry—handmade tamales, empanadas, pupusas, tacos de guisado, and more of your favorite La Cocina vendors will be on hand to nourish your body and soul. // May 28-29, 10am-5:30pm; John O'Connell Schoolyard: 2355 Folsom St. (Mission), carnavalsanfrancisco.org