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10 Exciting Things To Do & Eat May 2022

Breakfast tacos, espresso martinis, upcycled pizza, and more.

Somehow, we blinked, and May appeared. There’s also still plenty to do and eat in SF and beyond this month, so we’ll get right to it. Read on for all the pop-ups, highlighted openings, special events, and collaborations to get on your radar. 

Black Restaurant Week

This year’s Bay Area Black Restaurant Week runs from May 13th-22nd. During this time, restaurants like the Oakland-based Trinidadian spot Cocobreeze and The Vegan Hood Chefs food truck will be offering special menus and deals. Check out the full list of participating restaurants here.

Indonesian Bazaar at La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

To celebrate AAPI month, Friends of Indonesia is hosting an Indonesian Bazaar at the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace food hall in the Tenderloin. On May 21st from 11am-3pm, stop by for beef rendang, satay, and other dishes, or check out dance performances and a Batik fashion show. Tickets are $5 here.

Secondhand Saturdays 

Every third Saturday of the month starting May 21st, Sunset Mercantile is hosting Secondhand Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Expect to see lots of vintage, secondhand, and upcycled goods, plus food vendors, live music, and a pop-up skate rink. 

Spring Nama Sake Dinner At Rintaro

Our favorite Mission izakaya is hosting a special spring-themed dinner on May 23rd. The set menu is $225 per person and comes with a sake pairing—reserve a spot here

LoJo’s Tacos at the North Beach Farmers Market

One of our favorite SF-based pop-ups for bacon and steak and eggs breakfast tacos is LoJo’s Tacos. And now you can get your hands on them at their weekly stall at the North Beach Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. 

Neverland Bar Pop-Up

Neverland is an immersive Peter Pan-themed bar/experience that’s popping up at Trademark in SoMa from May 18th-August 7th. They promise themed cocktails, challenges, and prizes. Grab a ticket here.

New Opening: Shuggie’s Trash Pie & Natural Wine

Upcycled pizza is the star of the show at this new spot in the Mission. The grandma-style pies at Shuggie’s feature things like wilty greens, carrot top chimichurri, and blemished tomato sauce, all in the name of reducing food waste. The brightly colored, eclectic space is also home to lots of natural wine and other small plates like garlic knots and fried pickle kakiage. For more openings to check out, head here

Mr. Black’s Espresso Martini Fest

From May 16th-22nd you can get your espresso martini fix at bars across the city. Mr. Black (an Australia-based cold brew coffee liqueur) is partnering with SF bars like The Beehive, ChezChez, The Madrigal, and Sea Star to serve $12 espresso martinis—RSVP for free here

Nashville Nights at Chaminade

Into country music and want to get out of town this summer? Chaminade, a resort in Santa Cruz, is hosting “Nashville Nights” throughout the next few months (the next one is May 20th with Chris Ruediger). The country music concert series also includes a Nashville-themed dinner menu with things like wagyu ribs, tater tots, and banana pudding. Grab tickets here.

Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience

From May 20th-22nd, take a trip up north for the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience. The three-day event starts off with a live fire fundraiser hosted by Matt Horn of Horn Barbecue, and runs all weekend long with wine, cheese, and sustainability seminars, live music, and tastings at Vintners Plaza. Buy tickets here.

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