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CUESA Summer Celebration
Celebrate the bounty of summer with a bevy of Bay Area's best restaurants—3rd Cousin, 4505 Meats, Maybeck's, Buffalo Theory, and more—at CUESA's Seventh Annual Summer Celebration on Sunday, June 11. Wash down bites from more than 40 eateries with plenty of libations from 20-plus bars and wineries, including Almanac, Rye on the Road, and The Treasury. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit's educational programming. // 6-9pm, Sunday June 11, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets ($135-$160) at eventbrite.com.
In Other Gala News
Tickets are now on sale for the 13th Annual Chefs Gala. The food-centric event, organized by Episcopal Community Services, brings together Bay Area star chefs from restaurants including Liholiho Yacht Club, Loló, Statebird Provisions, Octavia, and Foreign Cinema to helps raise awareness and funds for San Francisco's homeless community. There will also be cocktails and a silent auction, natch. // 6:30-10pm, Thursday June 8th, Bespoke at Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St. (Mid-Market); tickets ($150-$300) available at biddingforgood.com.
There's a New Rotisserie in Town
RT Rotisserie, the highly anticipated fast-casual spot from Evan and Sarah Rich (Rich Table) opens today in Hayes Valley with a succulent selection of porchetta, chicken, and cauliflower—all served as plates, salads, or sandwiches on house-baked Dutch crunch. There'll be sides of fancy dips such as Douglas fir sour cream and avocado ranch, as well as umami sweet potato fries, oysters on the half shell, beer on tap, and wines by the glass. Mint chocolate cookies and a seasonal sorbets are a light finishing touch. // 101 Oak St. (Hayes Valley), rtrotisserie.com
Women Who Brunch
On Sunday, June 11, join a bunch of power babes for Mourad's Future is Female Brunch, a smorgasbord of oysters, deviled eggs, chickpea panisse, and lamb tartare to benefit Planned Parenthood and La Cocina. Additional brunch specialities will be served by three women-owned businesses—Oyna Natural Foods, Mama Lamees, and the newly opened Reem's California—and chef Lahlou himself will give a special demo on how to make shakshuka. Bubbles and rosé will be provided by Megan Glaab of Uphold Wines and Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. // Noon, Sunday June 11, 140 New Montgomery St (SoMa); tickets ($100) available at brownpapertickets.com.