Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
CUESA'S Summer Celebration
Enjoy food from over 40 of San Francisco's top restaurants with drinks from over 20 bars and wineries in one night of delicious fun at CUESA'S Summer Celebration. For one night only, the Ferry Building will open after dark for endless bites from the likes of Aatxe, Cosecha, Humphry Slocombe, Barbacco, and more while sipping libations from Almanac Beer Co., Fort Point Beer Co., Scribe Winery, St. George Spirits, and more. Tickets are tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit CUESA's ongoing educational programs, such as Foodwise Kids cooking classes and the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program. // $120 until May 14, $140 thereafter, Sunday June 12, 6pm-9pm, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), Get tickets here.
Celebrate Sicilian Style
Celebrate Sicily's heritage with pizza and wine. In honor of the anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day on April 25, Tony Gemignani has created a special Sicilian pizza menu that highlights the rich bounty of native Sicilian ingredients paired with Sicily's own Stemmari Wines, served by the glass. There's a roasted zucchini and squash pizza, a tomato, anchovy, and roasted eggplant pizza, and a special margherita topped with cherry tomatoes, burrata, and a drizzle of aged balsamic. Yes, please. // Tuesday, April 26—Tuesday, May 3, 1570 Stockton Street (North Beach), tonyspizzanapoletana.com
Calavera has the largest mezcal collection in the East Bay. (photo via Calavera)
\We knew there was a reason we loved Calavera (aside from the delicious food and drinks). They've always had a deep love for all things agave, and now they've translated that into a nine day (love)fest with guest bartenders and nightly tastings. Drink your way through all the agave producing regions of Mexico without leaving the country. There will also be several special produce dinners and a special a la carte menu created by Calavera's new executive chef, Sophina Uong. Get down there while you still can! // April 21- April 30, 2337 Broadway (Oakland) calaveraoakland.com
Hawaiian Pop-Up Goes Brick-and-Mortar
'āina, the former Hawaiian brunch pop-up in Bernal Heights, will open the doors to its brick-and-mortar today in the Dogpatch. Behind the kitchen is Hawaiian chef-owner Jordan Keao, and he'll be cooking up malasadas, spam musubi from scratch, kalbi loco moco, and more. // Open Wednesday-Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday-Sunday, 9am-3pm, 900 22nd St. (Dogpatch), ainasf.com
Tequila & Mezcal Tasting
What better way to get familiar with the smoky spirit mezcal than an evening of tastings? There will be a plethora of brands on hand to educate, and The Clift Hotel will have bar bites available for purchase to ensure you can sip your way through the night. // $40, Friday April 29, 5pm-8pm, 495 Geary St. (Union Square), Get tickets here.
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