Instead of getting all worked up over the fact that we’re nearly halfway through October (and the city’s peregrine falcon cam will soon go dark), simply read this guide. It’s filled with fun, happy stuff to curb your Fleet Week hangover, like SF Restaurant Week, a Chamorro barbecue, and a block party in the Mission. Onward.
Hafa Bay Fiesta @ Prubechu
This weekend, the folks over at Prubechu are hosting the first annual Hafa Bay Fiesta, a celebration of Chamorro culture. Tickets to the Sunday event include access to the whole pig roast, beer from LA-based Three Chiefs Brewery, live music, merch, and bingo. If all that isn’t enough to convince you to snag a ticket now, maybe this will: Sunday’s festivities will be Prubechu’s last pig roast of the season. Tickets are $125 and available here .
Bake Sum Pastry Boxes For Filipino American Heritage Month
To honor Filipino American Heritage Month, the Oakland-based bakery put together a special box filled with pastries inspired by flavors from the island. It’s got everything from ube mochi bites to a halo-halo croissant - ube pastry cream mixed with sweet red beans, jackfruit, and macapuno. You can pre-order a box for pick up at Golden Goat Coffee or Grand Coffee in San Francisco, or drop by Bake Sum’s new spot on Grand Avenue.
Eat Drink SF + SF Restaurant Week
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s Eat Drink SF and SF Restaurant Week are back with a new lineup of restaurant deals, prix fixe menus, and other food-related events. It all goes down October 15-24. For a full list of restaurant specials happening around town, head here. And click here for the full schedule of Eat Drink SF events, which includes a Cuesa Sunday Supper featuring Bay Area chefs, a parklet party at Canela, and a closing lunch at Michael Mina’s new restaurant, Estiatorio Ornos.
New Opening: Penny Roma
Flour + Water’s latest project, Penny Roma, finally opened its doors Monday night in the Mission (in the same building as Flour + Water Pasta Shop). The new Italian restaurant focuses on rustic Italian dishes, like bistecca alla fiorentina, tagliatelle bolognese, and roast chicken, plus seafood crudis. This is one we’re excited to check out.
Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party
Noise Pop’s annual block party in the Mission is going down this Saturday, 12-6pm. The free concert event (you must RSVP in advance here) will also feature tons of food vendors curated by kitchen incubator La Cocina, including Bini’s Kitchen, Buko Bakes, Peaches Patties, Mi Morena, and more.