Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Single Thread Opens in Healdsburg
Single Thread may just be the most exciting opening of the year. The all-in-one restaurant/farm/inn is the brainchild of Chef Kyle Connaughton, whose impressive resume includes stints at The Fat Duck in England, Spago in Beverly Hills, Lucques/A.O.C. in Los Angeles, and Michel Bras TOYA in Japan. Plan ahead for this special occasion eatery: the prix-fixe, 11-course meal is a four-hour ordeal, so you may want to make a weekend out of it. Book a night at their inn or nearby Hotel Les Mars. We're predicting three Michelin Stars. // Open Tuesday-Sunday, 131 North St (Healdsburg), singlethreadfarms.com
Pressed Juicery Brings Freeze to SoMa
Juice is so hot right now, but Pressed Juicery is cooling things down with Freeze, a vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free frozen treat made from the ingredients found in Pressed juices. The froyo-like cold treat is available in four flavors—greens, fruits, vanilla, and chocolate and has all the healthy toppings you could hope for such as chia seeds, almond butter, and cacao drizzle. Say hello to your new go-to healthy treat. // Open daily, 75 First St. (SoMa), pressedjuicery.com
Flores Opens in Marina
Restaurateur Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda, Super Duper) opened his newest project, Flores, this week. Named after his operating partner at Uno Dos Tacos, Luis Flores, the restaurant brings traditional Mexican food and contemporary cocktails to the Marina. Tortillas are made by hand and will accompany a number of dishes, including mole negro Poblano, duck confit enchiladas, and carnitas. Given Paganini's track record, this one's bound to be a hit. // Open Monday-Saturday, 2030 Union St (Marina), floressf.com
Finn Town Opens in The Castro
Ryan Scott's tavern with a twist, Finn Town, opens in the Castro this Friday. He's taking a modern approach to down home cooking, offering comforting dishes like lobster cioppino, confit duck pot pie, pan seared lamb meatloaf, and more. There are daily specials, as well as cocktails from not one but two bars in the restaurant. On the pastry side of things, Scott is collaborating with Cheryl Storms (Pinkie's, Citizen's Band, and recent Food Network champion) to handle the sweet side of things with Bear Claws and in-house breads. // Open daily, 2551 Market St (Castro), finntownsf.com
New Chef in at Chambers
Chef Yosuke Machida is now at the helm of Chambers Eat + Drink in the Tenderloin. Prior to Chambers, Machida was the Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Ame, and has worked at Mundaka in Carmel and La Folie in San Francisco. New offerings from Machida include confit octopus with chorizo, butter beans, shiso and Castelvetrano olives, short rib with braised kale and napa cabbage, and a duck breast with confit leg, spied couscous, cauliflower, and a pomegranate sauce. // Open Tuesday-Sunday, 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin), chambers-sf.com
Holiday Brunch Market at The Progress
The Progress is hosting a special holiday pop-up this Sunday. The second annual holiday market showcases chefs as well as co-owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski's favorite artisans. Look out for ceramicists MM Clay and Jessica Niello, art from Leah Martha Rosenberg, flowers from The Petaler, coffee from Pinhole Coffee, and more. Sounds like the perfect way to stock up on holiday gifts this season—don't miss it. // Sunday, December 4, 11am-2:45pm, 1525 Fillmore St (Fillmore), Event page here.