Foodie Agenda: New Brunch Spots, Hanukkah Pop-Up, & More

Foodie Agenda: New Brunch Spots, Hanukkah Pop-Up, & More


The impending rain just means there will be less of a crowd at these delicious events. 

Bluestem Brasserie Partners With Baker & Banker for Hanukkah Pop-Up

Baker & Banker’s husband-and-wife duo, Jeff Banker and Lori Baker, are coming to Bluestem Brasserie for a one-night-only collaboration with Bluestem’s executive chef Francis Hogan. All three chefs will draw on cherished family recipes to create a five-course feast for the ultimate Hanukkah dinner, including tasty dishes like truffled chicken liver mousse, stuffed matzo ball soup, smoked California sturgeon and latkes, braised beef brisket, and jelly doughnuts for dessert. Wednesday, December 17: 5:30pm and 8:30pm, $75, 1 Yerba Buena Lane. Get tickets here.

The Hall Launches Brunch Service 

The Hall—a temporary Mid Market venue featuring six independent, local food vendors—will begin rocking brunch from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. All of the vendors—including Vietnamese food truck Little Green Cyclo and The Whole Beast from meat monger John Fink— will serve special offerings not found on their normal lunch and dinner menus. Hit up the bar for bottomless mimosas, micheladas, and shandys for only $10. Oh, yah, and did I mention the live blues playing on Sunday mornings? Get groovin'. 1028 Market Street

Holiday Lunch Club at Bix

Bix's annual Holiday Lunch Club is back! The à la carte menu includes such decadent options as Bix's signature steak tartare elevated with American kobe beef, truffles, and black olive crostini; Dungeness crab cocktail with jicama, Brussels sprout slaw, and horseradish crema; the Bix Burger with Brandt Family Farms’ beef and frites; and primitivo braised beef short rib with Anson Mills polenta, winter vegetable ragout and preserved tomato. Yum! December 1—December 23; 11:30am - 2:30pm. 56 Gold Street

Cooking Channel Show Taco Trip Premieres in SF 

A new show called Taco Trip premieres next week on December 16 at 9pm on the Cooking Channel, and you might just recognize the city in the background. The six-episode series follows host Aarón Sánchez for a cross-country culinary journey exploring the Latin side of U.S. cities. In the episode airing on January 6, Aáron comes to San Francisco to visit Papalote, Lolo, and more local eateries, adding even more fuel to the "who makes the best burrito/taco in SF?" fire. 

Cockscomb Opens in SoMa

Chef Chris Cosentino will bring his offal cooking techniques to his new restaurant Cockscomb. The menu showcases creative interpretations of San Francisco classics such as celery Victor; tetrazzini (served with quail, mushrooms, fideos, and crème fraiche); and Green Goddess Dressing (little gems, crispy pig ear, and radishes) alongside specialties from the restaurant’s oyster bar, wood-fired oven, and plancha. 564 4th Street

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