Ici Ice Cream Opens 2nd Location + Media Noche Kicks Off Cubano Guest Chefs Series
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Ici Ice Cream Opens 2nd Location + Media Noche Kicks Off Cubano Guest Chefs Series


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Media Noche Guest Chef Pop-up Cubano Series

Media Noche is launching a Chefs Cubano series with a new pressed sandwich from a different San Francisco chef each month. This month they teamed up with Telmo Faria of Uma Casa to offer his Bifana, a riff on a traditional Portuguese sandwich with marinated pork loin, a sweet pepper and onion sofrito, and fresh arugula. Ten percent of the proceeds of the sandwich will go to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit tacking child hunger. Ryan Pollnow (Ne Timeas Group) will offer his sandwich spin (also donating a portion of proceeds to a charity of his choice) in December; and Evan Rich and Liza Shaw are confirmed for early 2018. // 3465 19th St (Mission, medianochesf.com

Ici Ice Cream Opens Second Location

More than a decade after opening the original location on College Ave, Chez Panisse pastry alum Mary Canales will open a second location of Ici Ice Cream in downtown Berkeley later this week (pending approvals). In addition to the much loved ice cream flavors, bombes, bon bons and other goodies available at the flagship location, there'll be special exclusive flavors and milkshakes. Located on Shattuck and University, this makes for the perfect post-Ippudo ramen dessert (or a pre-dinner treat while you wait in line). // 2079 University Ave (Berkeley), iciicecream.com

Tacolicious Presents A Taste of San Miguel

Join Tacolicious's Chef Quinten Frye for a collaborative dinner between San Miguel de Allende's top chef Donnie Masterton (The Restaurant, El Vergel, Casa Blanca) and the first female master distiller in Mexico, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves of Casa Dragones. The two will create a family-style tequila dinner. The night will start with cocktails from Mosto, octopus, mussels, and huitlacoche tostadas, followed by a four course seated dinner that includes delicious-sounding dishes like Dungeness crab fideo soup and horchata pot de creme. // Tuesday, December 5th, 741 Valencia St. (Mission), tickets ($150) can be purchased on eventbrite.com.

Tamale Week at El Techo

Head to the mission rooftop hotspot El Techo this week to celebrate tamale week. For $8, you get two tamales—either a pibil with slow-roasted pork shoulder and chipotle salsa or a rejia tamale with with green chili, queso, and tomatillo salsa. There will be hot cocktails like the membrillo with aged rum, quince cider, lemon, clves and cinnamon to warm you up. A portion of proceeds will go to neighbor and non-profit food incubator, La Cocina. // 2516 Mission St. (Mission), eltechosf.com

The Twelve Days of Christmas Returns to Meadowood

After a year hiatus, Meadowood's dinner series returns, bringing together renowned culinary talent from around the world for twelves nights of collaborative dinners throughout December. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit the Saint Helena Preschool for All, a non-profit that provides scholarships to three and four-year-old children. Guest chefs include Fabian von Hauske/Jeremiah Stone (Contra, Wildair, New York), Sean Brock (Husk, Charleston), Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Yountville), and more. // 900 Meadowood Ln (St Helena), tickets ($275) can be bought at therestaurantatmeadowood.com.

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