Thursday, June 27
The Friends of the Golden Gate host their Third Annual FOGG Fest this weekend. The event features local food, s’mores, an open bar and live music by indie band Sonny & The Sunsets. Guests can also bid at a silent auction to win prizes such as Giants tickets, foodie gift bags, specialty coffee and more. The event is free for members of FOGG, and ticket prices includes a year membership. Tickets for non-members are $65. Buy here. Thursday June 27 @ Crissy Field.
Saturday, June 29
Head over to the Embarcadero for a night of gourmet eating and Pinot Noir tasting this weekend at EPIC Roadhouse’s High on the Hog. The 5th annual event features decadent dishes such as slow-roasted fennel porchetta and maple-roasted pork legs as part of the special menu by Executive Chef Jan Birnbaum. Entertainment will include live music by local band Joey Altman and the Soul Peppers, watermelon eating and cornhole toss competitions, and the first 100 guests to buy tickets will be entered in a raffle. Tickets are $65. Buy here. @ EPIC Roadhouse, 369 Embarcadero South (between Folsom and Harrison) from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Celebrate Pride in style by taking the Hornblower Pride on the Bay Brunch Cruise. Tickets include a two-hour yacht cruise, a bountiful brunch buffet, drinks such as bottomless mimosas and champagne, with cocktails and wine available for purchase. A DJ will spin music as you take in beautiful views of San Francisco, and part of every ticket will be donated to Marriage Equality USA. Tickets are $95.56 before tax. Buy here; reduced prices for seniors, military, children, and ages 3 and below are free. Cruise leaves at 11 am on June 29th @ San Francisco Pier 3.
Sunday, June 30
Three Twins Ice Cream and Whole Foods Market are adding some extra flavor to the Pride Parade this weekend by giving out free ice cream! The Whole Foods Market ice cream truck will drive along the parade route where team members will hand out Three Twins Ice Cream’s new ice cream sandwiches to the first 2,000 parade attendees. The sandwiches have the new flavors Fair Trade Certified Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Sugar Cookie with Sea Salted Caramel Ice Cream. So if you happen to see the truck, snag the ice cream while it lasts. Starting at 10:30 am along the Pride Parade route beginning @ Market & Beale.
If you’re looking for a parade after-party that includes sipping wine with gay-friendly urban winemakers, then hop on the BART to Oakland for a Mugsy event at Miss Ollie’s. Mugsy, a wine bar, will pop up with queer winemaker Barbara Gratta of Gratta Wines and her award-winning reds, along with a few other favorites from gay-friendly local winemakers. Miss Ollie’s will provide the food — they’re preparing a menu that includes chef Kirnon’s signature fried chicken. Wines $7-8 per glass @ Miss Ollie’s, 901 Washington St., Oakland.
The Summer Sundays Series has begun at Chambers Eat + Drink. Head there every Sunday for live music, cocktails, brunch and a poolside barbecue at San Francisco’s only poolside patio. The barbecue menu includes options such as Southern BBQ and Yakatori Skewers, and musical acts lined up throughout the summer include Mark Farina, Nutritious, Afrolicious, and more. Brunch is from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, BBQ from 2 – 6 pm. @ 601 Eddy St (at Larkin Street). Info here.
Additional contributions from Rob Klein