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14 Exciting Things To Do & Eat In June

Pride events, a summertime pop-up in Union Square, a new Happy Hour, and more.

Let’s get right to this month’s edition of events and openings around town: Lots of Pride events, a summertime pop-up in Union Square, a new Happy Hour, and more.

Pride Block Party At Fort Mason Center 

Food truck marketplace Off the Grid is hosting its second-annual Pride Block Party on June 24th (SF Pride weekend is the 24th and 25th). The Fort Mason Center event will include food, cocktails, and plenty of music by Fell Swoop and Wild Wild 94.9's DJ Magic Matt. Check out the full food truck lineup here.

Marlena Summertime Pop-Up In Union Square

Marlena, the seasonal tasting menu restaurant in Bernal Heights, is temporarily closed for renovations, but that isn’t stopping them from feeding you. They’re popping up at the SF art- and music-themed Hotel Zeppelin near Union Square through September 23rd. "Summer Camp at Hotel Zeppelin” will feature a seven-course, $125 tasting menu and a la carte options like pea panna cotta, plankton pappardelle, and roasted black cod. Make reservations here

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Friday Night Cocktails At Hilda And Jesse

The all-day brunch and dinner spot in North Beach is expanding into Friday night Happy Hours (3-7pm). They’ll will serve things like shrimp toast, halibut tartare, and tempura cauliflower, alongside curated wine pairings. No reservations are needed.

Ferry Fridays x La Cocina

Every Friday, live musicians take over the back plaza at the Ferry Building. Now through September, you'll also see vendors from La Cocina—the SF-based non-profit that helps women and people of color launch food businesses—join them every third Friday through September. Head here for the full schedule.

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Support LGBTQ-Owned Restaurants During Pride Month

Looking to ring in Pride? We have some great ways to do so. These 13 LGBTQ-owned spots are excellent places to check for everything from Spanish tapas and Bangkok street food to adobo fried rice. 

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Sunday Brunch At Sunset Squares Pizza

The SoMa location of Sunset Squares, the pizza place and beer hall, is now offering a new Sunday brunch menu—so consider this spot for the next time you roll out of bed and can only be revived by a Bloody Mary. They’ll also serve things like challah french toast, breakfast tacos, and loco moco. 

Damnfine Cafe

Adding to the list of pizza places that now offer breakfast is Damnfine. The Sunset spot is soft-launching their morning cafe menu, and serving it starting at 8am. Expect espresso drinks, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and breads like focaccia. 

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Slanted Door Pop-Up

The team behind upscale Vietnamese spot Slanted Door is popping up on the UC Berkeley campus with a $48 per person set dinner (available until July 1st). Grab a ticket here, and get ready for soft shell crab with pineapple anchovy sauce, wood-roasted duck, cherry clafoutis, and more. 

Pride-versary Chocolates At Kokak Chocolates

The Castro chocolate shop is celebrating Pride (and their second anniversary) with a special, rainbow-colored collection of truffles, chocolate bars, and chocolate lollipops. Swing by the shop to grab some, or order your treats here.

Guest Chef Summer Dinner Series At Greens

As part of a guest chef series, chef Crystal Wahpepah of the Oakland indigenous restaurant Wahpepah’s Kitchen will be taking over Greens, the vegetarian spot in the Marina. Wahpepah and Greens chef Katie Reicher will collaborate on the four-course menu. Tickets for the June 28th dinner are $120 per person (book here). A portion of the proceeds will go to Foodwise, the SF-based organization (previously CUESA) that works toward expanding food access and education.

West Oakland Farmers Market

A brand new year-round farmers market debuted in West Oakland on June 5th. Every Sunday (10am-2pm), head to 18th Street and Peralta to shop for fruits, vegetables, flowers, and specialty products, and listen to live music. 

Taste Of Sonoma

June 25th from 12-4pm, head north for Taste Of Sonoma, an event featuring winemakers, restaurants, and food trucks from the area. General admission tickets are $195 and include wine tasting.  

New Bar Opening: Members Only And Finders Keepers

Nob Hill is now home to two new bars that opened in the same location—Members Keepers (a restaurant and bar) and its sister spot, Finders Keepers (the basement speakeasy). Swing by for cocktails and smashburgers upstairs, then head downstairs for another round of drinks. 

Eat Brunch Outside

The weather is trending less gray, which means it’s finally time to drink mimosas and eat pancakes on a patio. This guide will help you do just that.

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