Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Powder Shaved Snow Opens
Taiwanese powder is quickly becoming the trendy new dessert around San Francisco. A delicious cross between ice cream and shaved ice, the pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar Powder takes it one step further by using top-notch ingredients such as Straus Family Creamery and organic, locally sourced produce to produce flavors like black sesame, horchata, and matcha green tea. Cool down with this creamy, delicate and airy dessert at the opening on Friday, September 23rd. // Open daily, 260 Divisadero (NoPa), powdershavedsnow.com
Minnie Bell's Soul Movement at Bon Marche
The recently shuttered Bon Marche space will play host to a slew of pop-ups in the coming months while the Mercer Restaurant Group tries to sell the space. First up is Minnie Bell's Soul Movement. Run by local chef Fernay McPherson, a Cocina member who was born and raised in the Fillmore and Western Addition, the menu is largely comprised of soul-food recipes that have been cooked in her family for generations. Specialities include a 'soul sandwich' stuffed with buttermilk and hot sauce-brined rosemary fried chicken or smothered tri-tip. // Open Mon.-Wed., 11am-2pm, 1355 Market St #120 (Mid-Market), minniebellssoul.com
Hillside Supper Club x California Olive Ranch
Join Hillside Supper Club for a special four course meal with California Olive Ranch, who pioneered innovative methods of cultivating and harvesting olives in order to make affordable, high quality, extra virgin olive oil. Expect dishes like olive oil confit lamb shoulder and olive oil lemon pound cake to showcase the high quality oil. // Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6pm-9pm, 300 Precita Ave. (Bernal Heights), Reserve here.
WhiskeyFest at Elixir
Get whiskeydrunk at Elixir this Thursday, September 22nd with guest whiskey-tenders Bernie Lubbers and Dennis Potter from Heaven Hill. They'll be pouring $5 shots, whiskey sours, and old fashioneds while taking about their signature products—Elija Craig small-batch American whiskey, Larceny Kentucky Straight, and Sacred Bond. Sounds like a dangerously good time. // Thursday, Sept. 22, 4pm-2am, 3200 16th St. (Mission), elixirsf.com
The Dorian Celebrates 1 Year
The Dorian is celebrating their one year anniversary this Thursday. There'll be live music and passed hors d'ourvres in The Study, and if you get there early, you can take advantage of their killer happy hour featuring $1 oysters and 1/2 off bottles of rose and champagne. // Thursday, Sept. 22, 8pm-12am, 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina), doriansf.com
A Fundraiser for Amatrice, Italy
Last month, the city of Amatrice was leveled by a devastating earthquake, and dozens of SF's best restaurants are rallying together this weekend to host a fundraiser. There'll be negronis, antipasti, pinsas, and of course, Amatrice's namesake dish pasta all'amatriciana. Participating SF restaurants include: 54 Mint, Montesacro, Acquerello, Locanda, Zero Zero, and more. // $75, Sunday, Sept. 25, 12pm-8pm, 16 Mint Plaza (SoMa), Get tickets here.