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10 Exciting Things To Do & Eat This April

Outdoor movie nights, the return of Noodle Fest, and more.

The sun is setting later, the weather is trending toward less-gross, and allergy season is back with a vengeance. Oh, and, there are tons of pop-ups, new openings, and fun events to check out around the Bay this month. We’ll be updating this guide regularly, so keep checking back. 

Heaven’s Market Takeover At Bar Part Time

Heaven’s Market, a wine and flower shop in LA’s Chinatown, is making an SF appearance at Bar Part Time. On April 27th, the pop up will be pouring natural wines and selling bouquets at the Mission bar from 5pm until they sell out. 

New Opening: Hotline

If you’re looking for a new place to slot into your takeout rotation, Hotline in the Sunset seems like a great contender. The casual spot is from the team behind Queens, the Korean superette that’s also in the Sunset. They serve Korean-Chinese (junghwa) combination plates with things like mandoo, fried pork in sweet and sour gravy, and fried prawns with scallion and dried chili. Take it all down the street to Ocean Beach for a picnic. 

Hayes Valley Outdoor Movie Nights

Every Friday for the rest of the month, PROXY, an event space in Hayes Valley, is hosting free movie nights outside at Patricia’s Green. Head over before the movie starts (7:30pm) to grab beer from Fort Point and dinner from Al Carajo, Coolinaria, and Mozzeria food trucks. The next movie is A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (April 29th). Get more info here.

Noodle Fest 

On April 30th, Noodle Fest will highlight noodle dishes from 29 North Beach and Chinatown restaurants. Tickets are $20 and will get you five samples of things like BBQ pork noodle rolls (Sam Wo), baked minced beef spaghetti (VIP Coffee & Cake Shop), seafood linguine (Sotto Mare), and more. 

Check Out Barrio’s New Torta Menu

Barrio’s North Beach location recently rebranded as a torta shop (their Ghirardelli Square outpost still serves their original menu, which includes blue corn tacos and margaritas). Stop by to try their tortas filled with panko-crusted halibut, fried chicken, or beef birria cheesesteak.

B. Patisserie Kouign Amann Box For Ukraine

B. Patisserie in Lower Pacific Heights is donating 100% of proceeds from this special kouign amann box to families affected by the war in Ukraine. The box has nine kouign amann with flavors like pandan, mango passion, black sesame, and raspberry. Purchase one for $75 here, and pick up at the bakery on April 30th from 10am-4pm. 

A Thai Tasting Menu At Turntable  

Turntable is a rotating pop-up series hosted at the Nob Hill restaurant formerly known as Lord Stanley. This month’s chef-in-residence is Amanda Kuntee-Maneesilasan, chef/owner of Chao Krung in LA. Her set menu ($130) is a Thai family-style spread of papaya salad, prawn pad thai, beef green curry, and more. Book dinner tickets here

Off The Grid Is Back

After a two-year hiatus, Off The Grid made its grand return to Fort Mason on April 1st. Every Friday until November, stop by the food truck marketplace and check out the lineup of 25 trucks, like Cousins Maine Lobster, El Fuego, and Johnny Doughnuts, hear live music, or grab drinks at the bar. 

Saint Frank Coffee Pop-Up

Saint Frank Coffee in Russian Hill has a special menu of espresso milkshakes made with three of their newest blends. Stop by between 8am-2pm (Friday-Sunday) over the next few months to grab one. 

Souvla Pie Guys

A collaboration between Souvla and Square Pie Guys is upon us. The Greek fast-casual spot and Detroit-style pizza joint are serving a chicken salad pizza for a limited time only, available for takeout, delivery, or dine-in at Square Pie Guys in SoMa starting April 4th.

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