Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Nomica Opens in Castro
The team behind Sausalito's Sushi Ran opened a new San Francisco restaurant called Nomica this month. A nod to the surrounding neighborhoods (Noe-Mission-Castro), nomica also means drinking house in Japanese—an appropriate name for a restaurant featuring a slew of creative cocktails made with amawori, a traditional spirit from Okinawa. The menu includes several delicious small plates such as stuffed chicken wings, Dungeness crab rice donabe, and a whole chicken in bricohe. // Open Monday-Saturday, 5:30-11pm, 2223 Market St. (Castro), nomicasf.com
Got Beef? Climate Change Panel with Josh Skenes (Saison), Chris Ying (Lucky Peach) and More
ZeroFoodprint's co-founders Chris Ying (Lucky Peach) and Anthony Myint (The Perennial) will host a panel discussion with Josh Skenes (Saison), John Wick (The Marin Carbon Project), and David Lee (Impossible Foods) this month to discuss how much beef consumption contributes to climate change. Should we eat grass fed beef or grain-fed? Should we even be eating beef in the first place? Get the answers to all your questions on September 14th. Tickets include a drink and proceeds go to ZeroFoodprint. // $35, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7pm, 2174 Market St. (Duboce Triangle), Get tickets here.
Wing Wings' Chicken Wing Eating Contest
Prepare your gut. Wing Wings is hosting their 5th Annual Chicken Wing Eating contest at SPARK Social SF food park on Saturday, September 17th. The brave can enter either of the two competitions: 1) Who can eat the most Angry Korean Wings in 10 minutes and 2) Who can eat ten Hella Hot wings the fastest. Contestants are asked to raise a minimum of $150 in donations as a requirement to participate in the contest. Proceeds from the event will go to the Homeless Youth Alliance. Spectators are also welcome. // Saturday, Sept. 17, 2-5pm, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North (Mission Bay), facebook.com/events
Craft Spirits Carnival
Ready to drink your way around the world? Peruse hundreds of handcrafted spirits from across the globe at the two-day Craft Spirits showcase in The Metreon. Tickets are limited for both days and include admission, a souvenir tasting glass, and unlimited tastings. Sounds dangerously fun. // $100, Sept. 9–10, 5:30-9:30pm, 135 4th St. 4th floor (SoMa), Get tickets here.
SF Cheese Fest
Cheeeese! Check out the Second Annual SF Cheese Fest at the Social Hall SF this month. Eat your way through dozens of artisan cheeses from the likes of Cowgirl Creamery, Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Cypress Grove, and more. There will also be cured meats, pickles, jams, sauces, as well as wine and beer to pair with the cheese, making this one delicious event. Proceeds benefit the California Artisan Cheese Guild, a nonprofit dedicated to the education and support of artisan cheese making. // $84, Saturday, Sept. 17, 6-9pm, 1270 Sutter St. (Lower Nob Hill), Get tickets here.