This Week in Food: Foreign Cinema Anniversary Party, Eat Real Festival, and South Beach Street Fair


Thursday, September 22

Foreign Cinema is lining up Peking duck profiteroles, white prawn tempura, prosciutto-wrapped nectarines, Early Girl tomato cappuccinos, cocktails, contortionists, and burlesque for their 12th anniversary party. The $85 tickets support the Bay Area Chapter of Little Kids Rock, as does the live auction of signed guitars from Green Day, Counting Crows, and Lady Antebellum, autographed drum sticks from Phil Collins, and rare rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Call 415-648-7600 for tickets. 2534 Mission St. (at 21st)

Friday-Sunday, September 22-25

Oakland’s Eat Real Festival is all about the homemade, focusing on street food, local wines, handcrafted beers, and sustainable, local ingredients. Everything costs an even $5, and the demos and talks on cheese-making, raising chickens, and butchery are free. 466 Water St., Oakland

Saturday, September 23

From noon to 6 p.m., the Embarcadero (between Pier 40 and AT&T Park) will be taken over by the Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay Street Fair. The neighborhood’s eateries (21st Amendment, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Brickhouse Cafe, Burger Joint, Fringale, Hennessy’s Wines & Specialty Foods, Hotel Utah, MoMo’s, Nova, O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Panera Bread, Paragon, Pedro’s Cantina, Pete’s Tavern, and Tres) are serving up the street fair, which also features live music. A suggested $10 donation goes toward South Beach/Mission Bay Business Association and Project Open Hand. The Embarcadero (between Pier 40 and AT&T Park)



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