We’re officially over halfway through July. And we hope you’ve been eating well, having fun, and counting down the days until the new Survivor season. For this week’s plans, you’re in the right place - there’s lots going down, including new restaurant openings, live jazz, and other special events.
SPRO Mission Dolores
Looking for a new coffee shop to check out? We’ve got a suggestion: SPRO Mission Dolores, the first brick-and-mortar from the SPRO Coffee Lab truck (they usually post up at Spark Social). They have cold brew, pour-overs, and espresso drinks made with ube or smoked agave rose syrup, along with pastries and breakfast items like mochi waffles or avocado toast.
Watch An Outdoor Movie at Thrive City
Thrive City is hosting outdoor movies on the videoboard outside of Chase Center every Saturday until August 28th. This weekend (July 24th at 6pm), they’ll show Inside Out or Toy Story depending on an audience vote (there’s currently a poll in their Instagram story). Other upcoming movies include Black Panther, Yesterday, and Grease. There’ll also be food and drinks, or you can bring your own (no outside alcohol, though). Admission is free, but it’s first come, first serve.
Live Jazz at Cocotte
Cocotte is a tiny French restaurant in Russian Hill that’s perfect for dining solo. They currently have jazz performances daily, so if you currently have a big, live music-shaped hole in your heart, stop by to enjoy some while you eat things like mussels, rotisserie chicken, and a great coq au vin.
Oyster Happy Hour at Billingsgate
Billingsgate in Noe Valley is one of the best new spots in the city for fantastic, fresh seafood - and they recently started offering a new Oyster Happy Hour from Tuesday-Friday, 3-5pm. Head over to slurp on oysters and cava, all half off, in their new indoor dining setup.
Jo’s Modern Thai
On Friday, July 23rd, Jo’s Modern Thai is celebrating its grand opening in Oakland’s Laurel District. Their menu includes pad kee mao with brisket from Smokin Woods BBQ, oysters with a Thai mignonette, and cocktails. This weekend, they’re open from 4-9pm for walk-ups only.
In case you forgot what it’s like to sit down inside a coffee shop, head to The Mill. The NoPa spot just reopened for dine-in for the first time since the pandemic hit, which means you can once again kick back in their bright, tiled space with some excellent toast and coffee in an actual mug.