Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
La Taqueria Opens a New Location in Turlock
La Taqueria, home of America's best burrito, is opening up a second location on Thursday. But as splendid and amazing as this news is, you'll be sad to know that the new location is in Turlock, a small town near Modesto and a two hour drive from San Francisco. The second restaurant will run by the owner's daughter, Irene Gonzales, and will have the same recipes and secret menu as the original. There will also be more meats on the menu: al pastor, grilled chicken, and shrimp, as well as a shrimp cocktail (which just may be reason enough to make the trek). // Open daily, 2151 W Main St. (Turlock), facebook.com/lataqueriaturlock
Central Kitchen Remodels and Revamps Their Menu
A newly remodeled Central Kitchen reopened earlier this week. In an open letter posted on Facebook, chef-proprietor Thomas McNaughton revealed that the remodel would include a kitchen redesign that would allow for "increased efficiency" and a "few new fun things to play with." What this means: there's now a shared larder with adjacent Salumeria's cure box for more raw and fermented things, there's a new expanded pasta section, and most notably, there's now a hearth to grilled things (hello bone-in ribeye). // Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-10 p.m., 3000 20th St. (Mission), centralkitchensf.com
Miki Pop-up at Pinhole
Canelé queen Mikiko Yui (co-pastry chef at Statebird Provisions and The Progress) will be popping up at Pinhole Coffee this Sunday. If you haven't tasted her delicious renditions of the tender and custardy French pastry, this is your chance. She usually has a few versions, but according to her IG, there'll definitely be an earl grey canalé with peaches and cream. // Sunday, July 31,10 a.m.–sold out, 231 Cortland Ave. (Bernal Heights), instagram.com/miki.sf
CUESA's Picnic on the Plaza
Join a city-style picnic in front of the Ferry Building today hosted by CUESA. The pop-up will have cocktails from the Bay's best bars (15 Romolo, Blackwater Station, Penrose, Whitechapel) and small bites from some of its best restaurants (4505 Meats, Lazy Bear, Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, and more). Now that's our kind of picnic. // $60, Wednesday July 27, 5:30-8 p.m., One Ferry Building Plaza (Embarcadero), Get tickets here.