Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Din Tai Fung Brings Dumplings to Santa Clara
Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese-based dim sum chain with a cult following, has opened its first Bay Area location in the Westfield Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara. They make some of the most delicious soup dumplings on earth, hence the 3-5 hour lines. // Open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-9pm. 855 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Santa Clara), dintaifungusa.com/history
Popsons brings their delicious burgers to Market Street. (Courtesy of Popsons)
Popsons Slowly Expands Burger Empire
Popsons is slowly expanding its burger empire with the opening of a second permanent location. The new addition will open today inside the Warfield Building and will serve as Popson's flagship location. The pop-up at 330 Townsend Street will remain open for pre-Giants game burgers. // Open11am-8pm, 998 Market St. (Mid-Market), popsons.com
Cookbook Signing with Belcampo's Anya Fernald
Join Belcampo CEO Anya Fernald as she discusses her new book Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook. Fernald will be signing copies of the book, and there'll be plenty of charcuterie and libations to last through the evening. // May 16, 5pm-7pm, 1998 Polk St. (Nob Hill), belcampo.com
Sea urchin with ginger, soy and scallion happens on triangles of brioche.(Aubrie Pick)
Leo's Oyster Bar Opens for Lunch
If we had our way, every lunch would include Champagne and oysters. Starting this week, Leo's will be open for lunch Monday through Friday, from 11am through 2:30pm. The menu features the exceedingly popular raw bar, small plates, soups & salads, sandwiches and large plates. And if you don't have to head back to the office, may we suggest starting your lunch with the Mr. Nicholas' Liquid Lunch cocktail – top shelf vodka or gin Martini served with a selection of pickled vegetables. // 586 Sacramento St. (FiDi), leossf.com
Bloom That + Smitten Throw an Ice Cream Party
In what is possibly the best power duo we've seen all month, Scoops 'n Blooms is a floral design class with a Smitten ice cream bar. Learn how to make beautiful bouquets, then top if off with a good old fashioned cone from Smitten. Yum. // May 11, 6:30-9pm, 1409 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch), Get tickets here.
Lazslo Remodels + Reopens
Lazslo, the bar adjacent to Foreign Cinema's restaurant, has undergone a huge remodel, and starting May 12 you can get a look at the new space. The bar has been updated, and there are more booths from which you can order from the updated menu (think: fried chicken sliders, fried pickled mushrooms, and sea bass ceviche spoons). You can also order the full menu next door at Foreign Cinema during dinner and brunch service. // Open daily, 2526 Mission St. (Mission), laszlobar.com
Omar Mamoon is the founder of Dough & Co.