It’s officially summer, SF is fully open, and mercury is finally out of retrograde - which means you’re probably looking for reasons to get out of the house and break in those cute shoes you bought three months ago and never wore outside of your bedroom. You’ve come to the right place. Here are five new and exciting pop-ups, openings, and special events to check out this week.
Sunset Squares Pizza Beerhall
The team behind new-ish pizza spot Sunset Squares is opening a beer hall slash NFT gallery in SoMa on Wednesday, June 23rd. The space will house monthly-changing NFT exhibitions, which you can admire while enjoying their excellent sourdough pizzas topped with everything from pepperoni to mapo tofu, along with local craft beer. They’ll also have food by Uncle Tito’s and Namu Stonepot, and in the future, a rotating guest spot in the kitchen.
Bay House Cakery at Magnolia Mini Mart
Magnolia Mini Mart in West Oakland spotlights some of our favorite local businesses and small bakeries like Astranda Bakery and Bake Sum - and this week they’re offering pickups for malasadas from Bay House Cakery. Pre-order malasadas filled with guava, lilikoi, ube, and other jams and creams from the East Bay-based pop-up for pick up at Magnolia Mini Mart on Friday or Saturday.
Outta Sight is a pizza pop-up that would sell out within minutes - and they just started operating out of Fig & Thistle in Hayes Valley every Friday and Saturday. So now, chances of getting your hands on one of their pies is slightly higher, but just slightly - they only make 38 pizzas a night, first come, first served. Walk up for pizza and wine starting at 4:30pm, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
On Sunday, June 27th from 11am-2pm, stop by Fort Green in Old Oakland for live music from Sazon Libre and brunch by Xingones, the semi-permanent pop-up focusing on fried chicken and tacos. Proceeds from the event will go toward CALMA (Collective Action for Laborers, Migrants, & Asylum Seekers).
Abanico Coffee Roasters
Looking for a new coffee shop to check out? Head to Abanico in the Mission. It’s the first brick-and-mortar from wholesaler Abanico Coffee Roasters, and you can get everything from a cafecito to iced coffee with housemade piloncillo and cinnamon syrup. If you’re hungry, they also have pastries from nearby bakery Kahnfections.