Foodie Agenda: New Southern Eats in Union Square


Friday, Jan. 27 

Start the weekend with a bowl of crab bun rieu from Soup Junkie's pop-up at Vinyl Wine Bar, 6-10 p.m. There's only enough noodle soup for 40 people, so show up early. 

Will bike for food? Bar Bambino is serving Italian eats and vino at Bespoke's new bike showroom in Pacific Heights. It's free, but you'll need to RSVP with the shop beforehand.

Finally, the Mission's getting another beer garden with Southern Pacific Brewing, opening its 620 Treat Ave. doors at 7 p.m. Besides pale ales, California blonds, white ales, IPAs, and porters, there's a menu of bar bites (pickles, charcuterie, fried Brussels), apps (Little Gem salad, calamari), pizza and sandwiches (confit chicken salad, burgers), and a few entrees (lasagna, flatiron steak). 

Monday, Jan. 30

Adding itself to the city's growing roster of Southern comfort restaurants is Union Square's Hops and Hominy, scheduled to open with dinner at the start of the week. Rumor has it the dining room wood floor was reclaimed from a Petaluma skating rink, and tables are made in part with wood from a hops factory. Expect, among other things, alligator tail apps, braised rabbit tortellini, and buttermilk fried chicken with the requisite collards. 

Tuesday, Jan. 24

East Bay vegan chef Bryant Terry will be signing copies of his new cookbook, The Inspired Vegan, at the Museum of the African Diaspora, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Roger Feely and Soul Cocina food truck will be there too, cooking from Terry's new book. 

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