This week in delicious happenings.
The Sweet Scoop
Salt & Straw, the Portland-based scoop shop with a cult following, opens in San Francisco Friday. Check out the signature flavors—think sea salt with caramel ribbons and chocolate gooey brownie—that have Portlandians all gaga, and get a load of new flavors exclusive to SF, including caramelized almond s'more and, deep breath, green apple mayo sherbet. Sound strange? Go taste for yourself. PS: Look for future flavor collaborations with the likes of Dandelion Chocolate, Sightglass Coffee, and more. // 2201 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), saltandstraw.com
Back for its seventh year, this foodie fundraiser gathers some of the city's best restaurants and bars beneath one roof (at Pier 70) to benefit Potrero Hill's Daniel Webster Elementary School. Contributing restaurants include Liholiho Yacht Club, The Saratoga, Nopa, Barzotto, and Rooh. // Thurs., May 4, 7-10pm; at Pier 70, 436 22nd St. (Dogpatch); tickets are $100-$225, available here.
Free mezcal tastings, paired dinners, and guest appearances from some of the Bay's best bartenders are all part of the festivities at Calavera's second annual Agave Fest next week. // April 18-23 at Calavera, 2337 Broadway (Oakland), facebook.com/events
Farm to Cocktail
Raise a toast with the folks from CUESA and The Exploratorium at next Wednesday's Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market, with fresh drinks from the bartenders at Aaxte, Dosa, Whitechapel, and more. Soak up the booze with bites from Bini's Kitchen, Black Sands Brewery, and Marla Bakery. // Wednesday, Apr. 19, 5:30-8pm, One Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets ($55-$65) available here.
Books With Drinks
Omnivore Books is hosting two can't-miss signings: Join the Nopalito team for margaritas as they read from and sign copies of their new cookbook on Saturday at 2pm). On Tuesday at 6:30pm, hear chef Jeremy Fox, of Ubuntu fame, wax poetic On Vegetables. // Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St. (Noe Valley), omnivorebooks.com