Foodie Agenda: Memorial Day Brews, Oyster Happy Hour, and More


Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Swing Music and Beer for Memorial Day 

Finish off your Memorial Day weekend with some swinging music and freshly brewed beer overlooking the water at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. 50s era band Swing Fever will be slinging tunes all afternoon, while you get up the nerve to boogie with some liquid courage and fresh-from-the-bay, delectable oysters. And feel free to bring your pooch - this brewery is dog friendly! 

Monday, May 26: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

Farmers' Market Lunch with Bernier Farms

The idea is simple, but brilliant: One farm provides all the ingredients, and SHED's chef creates a delicious meal from it. Then comes the best part: everyone sits down family-style at long tables (including the farmers and chef) to share the fresh meal. Not a bad way to pass an afternoon, eh? But that's not all SHED has up their chef sleeve this week; on Wednesday, they're hosting a movie night with a screening of Le Quattro Volte – a cinematic meditation on the farming cycles of a rural Italian town. Plus: goats, lots of goats. 

Farmer's Market Lunch: Saturday, May 31. 1:00 p.m. $25. Get tickets here. 25 North Street, Healdsburg. 

Le Quattro Volte Meditation: Wednesday, May 28. 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. $10. Get tickets here25 North Street, Healdsburg.

In the Kitchen With Chefs Larry Finn and Kimberly Bugler

Ever wanted to learn how to make light summer fare from the hands of the experts? Scala’s Bistro is launching a hands-on cooking class series this month taught by Executive Chef Larry Finn and Executive Pastry Chef Kimberly Bugler. Guests get the chance to work side-by-side with the experts (learning fundamental skills, all while creating a delicious seasonal menu) in the Scala’s Bistro kitchen. It's a full day affair - with continental breakfast in the morning – and the class will be broken off into small groups to prepare lunch. This month is sold out - but keep an eye out for their August session, where you'll the chance to butcher a rack of lamb and make your own ice cream! 

Saturday, August 23. Get more info here

FC Oysters Club Happy Hour 

Fog City is ramping up their Happy Hour with a new menu that features Local Oysters on the Half Shell, served with Oak Barrel Aged Hot Sauce, Shallot Mignonette, and Italian Parsley ($1.50 each), discounts on rotating wines on tap, as well as some fun, summertime cocktails, like an Aperol Spritz with Aperol, Prosecco, seltzer, and orange ($8) and the Kentucky Mule with Four Roses Bourbon, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, and lime ($7). 

Available Monday - Friday from 4:00 -6:00 p.m., 1300 Battery Street 

Dine About Town

SF's Restaurant Week returns for the second round year from June 1-15, featuring prix-fixe two- or three-course lunches for $18.95 and three-course dinners for $36.95 from SF's best restaurant. Ready your stomachs (and your wallets) and stay tuned for our top picks for Dine About Town. 

Cover the Bill with Cover 

As a true SF foodie, you're probably hitting up at least one restaurant per week, so if you haven't heard about Cover yet, you soon will. After debuting in New York last October, the new app has come to the Bay Area with over 17 hot restaurants already using the mobile payment service. It's easy- just check in, tell your server you're paying with Cover, eat, and leave. Bam! You'll never have to flag down a waiter or pull our your phone to split bills again. You're welcome. 

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