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Wing Wings' 6th Annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest
Wing Wings' 6th Annual chicken wing eating contest and fundraiser returns this year to Spark Social Food Park in Mission Bay; which actually consists of two contests. One will be a timed event where contestants try to eat the most Angry Korean Wings in 10 minutes; and the other is the Hella Hot competition where contestants pit against each other to be the first to down 10hot wings first. There'll also be other food trucks/vendors, DJ spinning, raffles, and more. Best of all, funds raised will go to UNDOCUFUND, which supports undocumented immigrants affected by the recent Sonoma fires. // 1pm-4pm, Saturday December 2nd, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. (Mission Bay), more information on Facebook.
The Saratoga Celebrates 1 Year With Brunch
The Saratoga on Larkin is celebrating its first birthday with a sweet party tonight. There'll be free hors d'oeuvres and half-priced cocktails with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Project Open Hand, a non-profit that provides meals to the elderly and disabled. The restaurant is also getting into the Sunday brunch game starting December 3rd. There'll be Billionaire's Bacon, their delicious jenga tots with cheddar, chorizo, and cilantro; Texas French toast with thick-cut brioche, bourbon syrup, and bacon powder; mimosa donuts and more. // 1000 Larkin St. (TenderNob), thesaratogasf.com
Bluestem Gets a Major Revamp
Trevor Ogden, previous executive chef at Park Tavern, is now running ship at Bluestem and already making changes. Earlier this month he launched a new brunch menu which added deviled eggs with candied pancetta and pink peppercorn, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and mushroom and crispy tofu hash. Last week, he redid the lunch and dinner menus with seasonal Californian fare. Expect marinated beets with purslane, wasabi, and duck fat toasted oats; a pan-roasted pork chop with cauliflower puree, spatzle, shaved Brussel sprouts; and more. // 1 Yerba Buena Ln. (SoMa), bluestembrasserie.com
Dandelion's 12 Nights of Chocolate Returns
Dandelion's 12 Nights of Chocolate is back. If you've never been to one of their events, know that each year the chocolate factory teams up with the Bay Area's best chefs to create a series of evenings centered around, you guessed it, chocolate. All proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank. This year's collaborators include Angela Pinkerton and David Nayfeld (Chef Fico) who will be doing a seated dinner, an ice-cream social with Salt & Straw, Revival, and Smitten Ice Cream, a nature-inspired meal with Atelier Crenn's pastry chef Juan Contreras, and much more. // See events here.
Thanksgiving Farmers Market
If you need some last minute produce, Cuesa's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is holding a special farmers market on Wednesday. In addition to fresh fare from the farmers, there'll be other vendors serving lunch, including Nepalese dumplings from Bini's Kitchen, Korean tacos from Namu, and porchetta sandwiches from RoliRoti. Other sweet vendors include Three Babes Bakeshop for the requisite Pumpkin pie, Marla Bakery for breads, and Crumble & Whisk because cheesecake is an appropriate food any time of the year. // 10:00am-2:00pm, Wednesday November 22nd, One Ferry Building (Embarcadero), more information at cuesa.org