Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Get Your Coffee at Luke's Diner This Morning!
Gilmore Girls fans are freaking out over the chance to have a morning cup of coffee at Luke's Diner IRL. In advance of the Netflix revival, five coffee shops in the Bay Area are offering free coffee on Netflix, plus "all the Luke's Diner essentials" including branded aprons and T-shirts. The pop-ups run from 7am-12pm at the following locations:
- Palio Cafe, 505 Montgomery St. #1 (San Francisco)
- Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway (Oakland)
- Hive, the Place to Bee, 2139 MacArthur Blvd. (Oakland)
- Roy's Station Coffee & Tea, 197 Jackson St. (San Jose)
- Caffe Frascati, 315 S. First St. (San Jose)
Mole Mondays at Cosecha
Discover the many flavors of mole at Cosecha in Oakland. Every Monday, Chez Panisse alum Dominica Rice-Cisneros showcases a different version of the complex Mexican sauce for dinner. Last Monday she perfected a mole verde made with green chiles, cilantro, and tomatillo that's popular in Hidalgo. We can't wait to see what she comes up with next. // Mondays, 5pm-9pm, 907 Washington St. (Oakland), cosechacafe.com
2 for 1 Foldies at Locol
Great deal alert: Locol is offering 2-for-1 foldies all month. If you haven't experienced a foldie— a tasty combination of taco and quesadilla reminiscent of Taco Bell's crunchwrap—this is the perfect time to do so. Plus, they're only $3 each—a price that's practically unheard of for lunch! // Open daily, 11am-8pm, 2214 Broadway (Oakland), welocol.com
Wellington Wednesdays at Maybeck
Beginning Wednesday, October 5th, Maybeck's (formerly known as Spaghetti Brothers) will introduce Wellington Wednesdays, in which a whole beef tenderloin wrapped in puffed pastry will be sliced on display and served until sold out. For this classic and delicious British dish, Chef Erik Lowe will use prime, dry aged meat from Flannery Beef. Slicing stats at 7pm, and comes with a side of creamed spinach and black truffle jus. // $24, Wednesdays, 7pm, 3213 Scott St. (Marina), maybecks.com
Art of the Seasonal Produce at Nico
Restaurant Nico offers one of the best value tasting menus in the city, and now, every first Wednesday of the month, the Michelin-starred restaurant will showcase a five-course, produce-centric tasting menu created by Chef Nicolas Delaroque. Meat-lovers, rejoice: While Nico artfully brings vegetables to the forefront, there will still be a meat protein or two present to satiate the carnivore in you. // Tuesday-Saturdays, 5:30-10:00pm, 3228 Sacramento St. (Pacific Heights), nicosf.com
Martin Yan Cooking Demo at CUESA Farmers Market
Celebrity chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook and restaurant M.Y. China will be making a special appearance at the CUESA Farmers Market this Saturday for a special cooking demo. Yan has been instrumental in helping spread and promote Chinese cuisine not only in North America, but on a global scale. Hopefully he'll butcher a chicken in under 15 seconds. // Saturday, October 8, 12pm-12:45pm, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), cuesa.org/event
Wine & Spirits Magazine Celebrates Their Top 100
Get a taste of some of the best wines in the world as Wine & Spirits Magazine hosts a tasting from their Top 100. Guests will be able to sip on 10 amazing wines, and try bites from some of SF's best restaurants, including Foreign Cinema, Cotogna, Bellota, and more. A ticket also includes a one-year subscription to the magazine. // $125, Monday, October 10th, 6:30pm-8:30pm,135 4th St. (SoMa), Get tickets here.