Friday, Jan. 27
Start the weekend with a bowl of crab bun rieu from Soup Junkie's pop-up at Vinyl Wine Bar, 6-10 p.m. There's only enough noodle soup for 40 people, so show up early.
For some reason, you’ve never made it past San Diego. It doesn’t help that you don’t remember an ounce of Spanish from high school either. But after a few hours wandering this fishing town’s cobblestone streets, spotting dolphins and whales in the warm Pacific waters, and vegging out while herons fly over the Sierra Madre mountains, you’ll wonder if you should have booked an extra day or two. (Answer: Probably, but five days will do you just right).
Thursday, Jan. 19
Come see Bi-Rite owner Sam Mogannam and Safeway's Natalie Mattei talk about the future of how SF gets its food at the store. The 12:30 p.m. event takes place at SPUR's 654 Mission St. location and is $10 to nonmembers (free to members).
Later, starting at 6 p.m., girl & the fig's Sondra Bernstain will be at Omnivore reading from her book Plats du Jour: The Girl & the Fig's Journey Through the Seasons in Wine Country.
Friday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 12
Need a place to wait for your table at Delfina? Take a seat at the communal table across the street at Mission nonprofit 18 Reasons, which is opening its doors to the first 18th Hour Café. From 5 to 9 p.m., wine and beer will flow, and cheese, charcuterie, and Tartine bread and butter will be served. Everything's under $16, and all proceeds support 18 Reasons’ classes and community service work.
Friday, Jan. 13
San Francisco is unabashedly noodle-centric, mostly thanks to all the artisanal pastas being rolled and cut in kitchens like Flour + Water, A16, and Perbacco. Close behind SF's Italian obsession, though, is the city's love for ramen. Last month, chef Takahiro Hori took his Ken Ken Ramen pop-up and went brick-and-mortar in a new permanent location in the Mission.
Today, Jan. 5
We were sad to see Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry stop lunch service at her nontraditional Indian pop-up Juhu Beach Club. But now we hear she's opening her own restaurant in the Mission sometime in 2012. While we wait, she'll be at La Victoria Bakery serving dinner Thursday nights. The four-course $35 prixe fixe menu includes dahl purr, mug dahl, and Preeti's vegetarian version of a sloppy joe. 2937 24th St.
Friday, Jan. 6
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