Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Slice House Opens in Walnut Creek
Pizza god and twelve-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani has expanded his 'za empire with another Slice House location, this time in Walnut Creek. Born-and-raised in Fremont, the Easy Bay holds a special place in Gemignani's heart. The location will be open seven days a week, including a breakfast menu featuring a stuffed breakfast sandwich made with egg, cheddar, mozzarella cheese, and bacon. Yum. // Open daily: 1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Walnut Creek), slicehousewalnutcreek.com
StarChefs Award Tasting and Awards Ceremony
Restaurant magazine StarChefs will announce its 2016 San Francisco Rising Stars Awards this week, honoring up-and-coming chefs and hospitality professionals with a Tasting and Awards Ceremony at The Julia Morgan Ballroom later this month. Guests will enjoy more than 20 different bites and beverage pairings from the likes of David Barzelay of Lazy Bear, Wal Cantu of Californios, Brandon Rice of Rich Table, and more. // $100, June 21, 6:30-9:30pm: 465 California St. (FiDi), Get tickets here.
Smitten Ice Cream Delivered!
Smitten Ice Cream is offering DIY Sunday picnic kits to kick off summer. The kits come with your choice of six pints, as well as with toppings such as brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate crispies. The kits are available via Postmates and DoorDash, and will ensure your Sunday Fundays at Dolores Park are that much more delicious (and you won't have to wait in line for Bi-Rite)! // $60, smittenicecream.com/orderonline
Souvla on Divisadero Debuts This Weekend
Our taste buds start tingling just thinking about the gorgeous salads, meaty gyros, and divine frozen Greek yogurt (#4 on The Big Eat 2016) served at Souvla—and now there's twice as much goodness to go around. The former Herbivore spot at 531 Divisadero St. will reopen as the second Souvla location this weekend with plentiful indoor and outdoor seating for everyone. // 531 Divisadero St. (Nopa), souvlasf.com
Negroni Week Cometh
For one week every year you can drink as many negronis as you wish and feel extra good about it, knowing a portion of your drink purchase will go to worthy non-profits and charities. Last year, participating restaurants and bars raised over $300,000—that's a whole lot of negronis. There are over a hundred participating restaurants and bars in SF, including Whitechapel, ABV, and Lazy Bear, who even has a special negroni tasting menu. // June 6-12, see participating locations here.
Science in the Kitchen (and Why It Matters!)
Does science really matter when it comes to cooking? James-Beard-Award-winning author Kenji Lopez in conversation with Adam Rogers from Wired Magazine and food writer John Birdsall weighs in at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley this weekend. // June 4, 11:45am: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (Berkeley), baybookfest.org