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International Smoke Opens
International Smoke, the delicious collaboration between Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina, opens today in the old RN74 space. The restaurant explores a global approach to cooking with fire, smoke, and the grill; and as such, features dishes like Argentine ribeye, Binchotan grilled lobster, Armenian lamb steak with rice pilaf and feta, and more. The 80-seat restaurant will also have wine and cocktails. // 301 Mission St. (SoMa), michaelmina.net
Munchies Cookbook Party
The folks from Munchies (Vice's foodarm that produces Fuck That's Delicious, The Pizza Show, Chef's Night Out and more) released a new cookbook dubbed MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs and is throwing a rad party at Mister Jiu's tonight to celebrate. The Bay Area's best will gather in Brandon Jew's kitchen and cook up recipes from the book, including from Daniel Patterson (Alta Group), Gabriela Camara (Cala), Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions), and Maya Erickson (formerly of Lazy Bear). Drinks will be flowing. // 28 Waverly Pl. (Chinatown), Tickets ($60) include a copy of the book can be purchased on eventbrite.com.
A16 Celebrates Italian Cuisine Week with Collab DinnerA16 is celebrating Italian Cuisine Week with a collaborative dinner with Michelin-starred Chef Accursio Caparo from Modica, Sicily this Thursday. The menu is still being finalized, but there'll be à la carte options in addition to A16's existing menu, and James Beard Award Winning wine-goddess Shelley Lindgren will be pouring specially imported Il Frappato secured from her winemaker friend Arianna Occhipinti to perfectly pair with the fare. // Thursday November 16th, 2355 Chestnut St. (Marina), a16pizza.com
'Aina Launches Tasting Menu
The Dogpatch's modern Hawaiian restaurant is launching a special new tasting menu at their chef's counter. The "mo'olelo" tasting menu will feature six courses for $60 with optional beverage pairings for $20. The options will change, but expect to find dishes including Hawaiian kanpachi (the best version of poke you just might ever eat), pipikaula made with cured Marin Sun Farms wagyu beef with bone marrow flan on a beef tendon chicharron, pork belly with hand-pounded poi, and more. // 900 22nd St. (Dogpatch), ainasf.com
WesBurger Launches Late Night Menu at The Den
Burger wizard, Wes Rowe, is launching a new late night menu at The Den, "the smallest bar in SF," adjacent to his eponymous restaurant. Expect tasty delights that will undoubtedly satisfy late night munchie cravings such as the double smash burger, brisket sausage corndog, Nashville chicken and tot skewers, and smoked brisket tots. To keep the party going, The Den serves Lo-Fi Apertif-based drinks, Lone Star craft beer, and more. // 2240 Mission St. (Mission), wesburgernmore.com