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La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival
Enjoy bites big and small from more than 30 of the Bay Area's best chefs and restaurants, including Nepalese dumplings from Bini's kitchen, Pali-Cali style man'oushe from Reem's, tamales from Alicia's, barbecue from 4505 Meats, ice cream from Three Twins, and so much more. There'll also be a few special guided walking tours that will give you behind-the-scenes access and skip-the-line tastes as you learn about the different La Cocina businesses and discuss just what is "American Food." // Sunday October 15th, 420 23rd St (Dogpatch). Get tickets at sfstreetfoodfest.com.
State Bird Provisions Book Party
Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-Winning State Bird Provisions is releasing its long-awaited cookbook on October 24th; and they're celebrating the best way they know how, with a party with plenty of food. Go for classic SBP bites like the cheddar toasts and sauerkraut pancakes, plus plenty of beer and wine to go around. There are two seatings and tickets include a signed copy of a book. Like at the restaurant, reservations will go quickly! // October 24th, 1529 Fillmore (NoPa). Reserve at statebirdsf.tocktix.com.
CUESA's Sunday Supper: A Farm to City Feast
CUESA'S 15th Annual Sunday Supper takes place this Sunday. The important gala fundraiser brings together the Bay Area food community for a special night at the Ferry Building featuring food from 35 top chefs including Rachel Aronow from The Alembic, Brett Cooper from Aster, Kim Alter from Nightbird, Melissa Perello from Frances, Mourad Lahlou from Mourad, and more. Proceeds from the night benefit CUESA programs and farmer's markets. // Sunday October 15th, One Ferry Building (Embarcadero), get tickets at eventbrite.com.
Alba Ray's Does Brunch
Alba Ray's, the NOLA-inspired eatery on Mission Street, is starting a new brunch service. From the team behind Causwells and Popsons, they'll have everything you'd expect from a cajun restaurant: shrimp remoulade with a poached egg and hollandaise, char-grilled Fanny Bay oysters, crawfish omelette, a crispy shrimp po'boy, and of course, beignets with salted caramel sauce. Wash it all down with a hurricane or a sazerac. Or both. // 2293 Mission St (Mission), albarays.com.
Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm
Stones Throw's monthly dinner series, Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm, has announced the next two chefs for the October and November dinners: L.A.'s James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza) and SF's very own Top Chef Master Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb, Acacia House). The five-course $70 meal donates all proceeds to Meals on Wheels, a non-profit that helps provide meals to the elderly. // 1896 Hyde St. (Russian Hill). Reserve at stonesthrowsf.com.