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Foodie News: Homage Opens in FiDi + All You Can Eat Crab Fest


(Above: Pair your crab with bottomless mimosas and endless beer at Fine & Rare's annual crab fest.)


Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!

Homage Opens in FiDi

Homage opened earlier this week, providing the FiDi with new breakfast and lunch options. Chef David Kurtz (Maven) intends to source from a rotation of single family farms in the Bay Area, starting with Knoll Farms in Brentwood. Expect an egg sandwich with mezcal chorizo and avocado toast for breakfast, and a heritage pork cubano and carved prime rib for lunch. // Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; 88 Hardie Place (FiDi), homage-sf.com

Fine & Rare's Annual Crab Feast

Celebrate the return of Dungeness crab season by consuming as much of it as you possibly can. Fine & Rare is hosting their annual Crab Feast this Saturday. In addition to unlimited steamed Dungeness crab, there'll be garlic noodles, sourdough bread, salad, and BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS AND ENDLESS BEER. If this isn't heaven, what is? // $75, Saturday May 7, 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm; 555 Golden Gate Ave. (Civic Center), Get tickets here.

Kentucky Derby Party at Hog & Rocks

Dust off your seesucker suit and wide brimmed hat for Hog & Rocks' annual Derby Day Party this Saturday. There'll be a Derby Day costume contest, horse race gambling, an oyster "shuck and suck" contest, live music, plenty of mint juleps to go around, and of course, carved ham and oysters. // $30, Saturday May 7,12pm-4pm; 3491 19th St. (Mission), Get tickets here.

Paella Mondays at Camino

If a Chez Panisse alum cooking paella over an open fire doesn't make your Monday more exciting then we don't know what will. Check out Camino every Monday in May for a 3-course fixed menu featuring the Valencia rice dish using California's finest produce possible. // Every Monday in May, 5:30pm – 9:30pm; 3917 Grave Ave. (Oakland), caminorestaurant.com

We'll miss the Octopus melt bao with Oregon shrimp and chicharrones at Salsipuedes. (photo via the restaurant)

Salsipuedes Closes, Space Remains for Private Events

The Salsipuedes team of Jay Porter, Luis Abundis, and chef Marcus Krauss has closed the North Oakland restaurant. The last service was April 30th. Though the future of the space has not yet been decided, the 35-seat restaurant will remain available to the public for one-off events and pop-ups. // 4201 Market St. (Oakland). See Porter's website for updates: jayporter.com/dispatches

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