Today, Dec. 21
Chef Kenny Hockert of Old World Food Truck will be serving a Hanukkah pop-up dinner at La Victoria Bakery starting at 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. At the $40 dinner ($20 for kids), expect latkes, sufganiyot, Hanukkah doughnuts, corned beef with rye bread pudding and braised sauerkraut, and matzo ball soup, along with a menorah lighting and music. It's BYOB (no corkage fee), so bring your Manischewitz. 2937 24th St.
Thursday, Dec. 22
Also out of La Victoria Bakery, Sour Flour is teaching an $80 workshop on starters, the base for all of their breads and bagels. Learn about bread's fermentation process and how to feed home starters more flour and water to build its activity for flavor development. 2937 24th St.
Saturday, Dec. 24
Staying home Christmas Eve? Now's a good time to book a table at Flour + Water, which is hosting a Sicilian-style Feast of Seven Fishes, featuring an eight-course menu prepared by executive chef-owner Thomas McNaughton ($265 per person). Take a seat at the chef's table in the restaurant's Dough Room, and start with a caviar, bone marrow, and potato amuse before McNaughton brings out risotto with uni and sea beans, abalone with egg yolk and caramelized onions, and more. 2401 Harrison St.
Or celebrate with Frances’ executive chef-owner Melissa Perello's four-course $80 prix fixe menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant. The meal will begin with an array of festive canapés inspired by her grandmother, followed by four courses including a family-style entrée. 3870 17th St.
Sunday, Dec. 25
Skip the Chinese dinner tradition and have an alt-Christmas at French bistro Café de la Presse. They'll be open for brunch 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and for dinner 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 352 Grant Ave.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
SF French cafe chain La Boulange is opening yet another location. This one's downtown in the Merchants Exchange Building. Rumor has it that online ordering and office catering will become available after New Year's. 465 California St.