Delicious Things You Should Know About This Week.
The Year of The Noodle
Uptown Oakland's Itani Ramen is celebrating its one-year anniversary May 8 with a tap takeover by Bernal Heights' Barebottle Brewing Company. Join the party for $1 gyoza and Barebottle beers, including the Muir Woods IPA and Bernal saison. Spin the prize wheel for a chance to win gift cards, shochu shots, and other cool swag. // 5-9pm, Monday May 8, 1736 Telegraph (Oakland), itaniramen.com
It Deserves a Hand
Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda, Super Duper) is at it again. Opening today in Hayes Valley, the restaurateur's A Mano ("by hand" in Italian) will serve pastas made in-house daily by chef Freedom Rains (Flour + Water, Incanto). On the menu: tagliatelle with pesto, English peas, fava beans, and pine nuts; bucatini all'amatriciana; rigatoni with pork sugo; and, of course, pizza. // 450 Hayes St (Hayes Valley), amanosf.com
Got the Munchies?
If so, you'll want to make a reservation for Almanac Beer's Dank Dinner: A Stoner Cuisine Inspired Meal. The 20-guest dinner will go down in the SF taproom's Vintage Room and will feature reimagined stoner foods paired with Almanac's farm-to-barrel brews. Bring your appetite for buffalo chicken roulade, served with chicken-skin crisps and blue cheese, and a prosciutto cotto and ricotta "hot pocket" paired with Tiki IPA. To really get in the spirit, we suggest having your own pre-party—this menu is 420-inpsired only. // Wednesday, May 10 at Almanac Taproom, 2704 24th St (Mission), tickets ($89) at eventbrite.com.
The Next Whiskey Bar
Overproof, the quarterly rotating bar concept inside ABV, has announced its newest iteration: At Double Back, you'll sip the whiskies of the world both neat and in cocktail form. Try an espresso-infused, barrel-aged bourbon or perhaps a High Plains Highball (Japanese whiskey, carbonated genmaicha tea, and génépy). On the food front, chef Collin Hilton is serving Japanese-inspired fare including a Japanese scotch egg and a koji-marinated hanger steak with fermented radish and uni butter. // Overproof at ABV,3174 16th St (Mission), overproofsf.com
Wine and Dine
Keiko a Nob Hill, the Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant with a French twist, will open a walk-in-only bar this week geared toward stylish impromptu imbibing. In addition to pouring from the restaurant's enviable selection of rare French wines, including vintage Burgundies from the owner's private collection, the bar will offer a limited menu of just the essentials: seared foie gras, caviar, charcuterie, and cheese. You can, however, expect to see a limited tasting menu coming in the next few weeks. // 1250 Jones St (Nob Hill), keikoanobhill.com