This Week’s Events: Cocktail Labs, Fancy Food and Precious Fishes


Sea Change

Fish expert Tom Worthington, partner at Monterey Fish, will be hosting a special five-course seafood dinner at 18 Reasons on January 15. The meal will include a film break for a screening of the sure-to-be-uplifting documentary about the state of the seas, “The End of the Line.” Tickets are $85 ($75 for members); click here for more details.

Discount Dining

It’s time for the twice annual Dine About Town, when area restaurants slash their prices for prix fixe lunches and dinners. There are deals to be had, friends—two-course lunches are $17.95, three-course dinners are $34.95. Plus, if you dine at three of the participating restaurants and pay for your meals with an American Express card (register here) you’ll get a $15 credit on your statement.

Fancy Food Festival

Those badges you see swinging from everyone’s necks this week? Moscone’s hosting the Winter Fancy Food Show from January 17-19, a three-day wonderland of cheese and chocolate samples and the latest innovations in frozen pizza, bottled drinks and more. Curious? Click here for more details.

Deluxe DIY

The Urban Homesteading conversation on January 19 will cover all of the DIY topics that hard-core self sustainers must become versed in—keeping chickens, bees, goats and worms in the city, composting, installing greywater catchments and other keys for city self-sufficiency. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Viracocha (998 Valencia St.)—a $10 donation at the door and an RSVP (either by emailing or calling 925-785-0713) is requested.

Hi-Test Hoedown

Catch the buzz at Cal Academy’s Nightlife party devoted to coffee—learn about the brew (and the ways it can be grown and harvested responsibly) and sample cups from all the producers the kids are talking about—Blue Bottle v. Ritual v. Equator v. Barefoot Coffee v. Four Barrel. The gauntlet is being thrown! Future Universal will also be there spinning records—the event runs from 6 until 10 p.m. and costs $12 ($10 for members).


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