The SF Pride people estimate 1.2 million people will rally for this weekend's festivus. It all begins—officially, at least—tomorrow at noon in the Civic Center. Then Sunday's parade marches from The Embarcadero to City Hall. And you can bet your boxers the Castro will be blowing up all weekend long. Although many restaurants are simply hoping to survive the weekend influx, some of them are striking out with special offers or just happen to have prime seating. Here's a list of possibilites, across the SF scape.
In case you forgot, Sunday is Father's Day. Don't stress. Lots of local food and drink gift possibilites are just a click away. Here are a few picks that will save you and your dad from the steak-of-the-month club.
1) Boccalone's Salumi Society is great Father's Day material. Buy dad a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription for assortments of porcine products delivered on a regular basis, straight to his door. There's also a Father's Day gift certificate option if you'd like to keep it open-ended.
Pliny the Elder Ice Cream at Three Twins, All-Night Happy Hour at The Page for Haighteration's Birthday
If you're a fan Russian River's Pliny the Elder, enjoy all its hoppiness in ice cream form next Tuesday at Three Twins. In honor of local blog Haighteration's first birthday, the Lower Haight shop is mixing up 10 quarts of Pliny the Elder ice cream (beer courtesy of Toronado), which general manager Carmen Shereondy says "tastes almost exactly like the beer."
Not into long-stemmed roses and prix-fixe dinners for two? Stop trying to “define your relationship” this weekend and head down to Lower Haight to get all kinds of buzzed.