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9 Exciting Things To Do & Eat In August

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We're deep into August, the weather is great, and Beyoncé has given us purpose again. On the restaurant front, there are tons of pop-ups, fresh openings, and special events to get into. We update this guide weekly, so check back here throughout the month. 

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Get Filipino Tacos At The Ferry Building

Señor Sisig’s empire is expanding. The Filipino-Mexican spot for sisig tacos and burritos stuffed with fries is set to open their new waterfront location at the Ferry Building Marketplace on August 23th. Additionally, the new outpost will have a new cocktail menu inspired by Filipino and Mexican flavors, like a spiked ube horchata.

Daniel Beck

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Shop A New Épicerie

The spot formerly known as Nico has officially reopened, this time as a full-fledged grocery store called Maison Nico. The French épicerie near Jackon Square is stocked with their signature pâté en croûte, terrines, seasonal tarts, in addition to a selection of wine, coffee, and cocktails.

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Check Out The New Parklet At La Cocina Marketplace 

The women-led food hall in the Tenderloin has a new public parklet out front, in partnership with UC Hastings Law. The outdoor dining area is set to open up August 25th, and will also host community events and special programming.


Piccino Is Back

Piccino is one of our favorite spots for laidback dinners and this Cal-Ital restaurant in Dogpatch just reopened after several months of renovations. Head over for thin-crust pizzas, pork and beef polpettes, and wine out on their patio or at their new bar. 

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Prubechu Whole Roasted Pig Feast 

Another whole roasted pig feast is going down August 28th (2-6pm) at Prubechu, the Guamanian restaurant in the Mission. For $85 a person, you’ll get a family-style spread of kaduku bread, chicken kelaguen and titiyas, roast pig with fina’denne’, and more. DJ Bella D. will be in charge of the music. There’ll also be a yet-to-be-announced beverage partner bringing in flights and tastings. 

Sarah Felker

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Marlena Summer Camp At Hotel Zeppelin

While Marlena spruces up their Bernal Heights dining room, the American restaurant is popping up at Hotel Zeppelin in Union Square. They’re serving a $125, seven-course tasting menu with seasonal summer ingredients, plus DIY s’mores for dessert. Make reservations here

Garrett Scafani

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New (Re)Opening: Bar Agricole

Bar Agricole is officially back after a two-year hiatus. The cocktail bar and restaurant is reemerging in a new space in SoMa as a reservation-only spot. They'll have cocktails focused on single-origin spirits, and serve seasonal dishes like roasted chicken with green olive salsa, and flatbread with broccoli raab. 


Summerfest At Pomella

Every Thursday throughout the month, the patio at Pomella in Oakland will feature live music and rotating pop-ups, like Mister Softee and the Flowerhead Tea Steep Jeep. Swing by this casual Israeli spot from 5:30-7:30pm to check it out.


Special Tomato Menu Alert

Trestle in the Financial District is bringing back their summer tomato menu. Starting August 18th, the American restaurant will serve a $39, four-course prix fixe menu that’s all about tomatoes—think tomato soup, sea bass with tomato-saffron vinaigrette, and dark chocolate clafoutis with tomato jam. Make reservations here

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