It’s the unofficial last week of summer, and you might be looking to ring in September with some great things to do (and eat). So if outdoor movies, breakfast tacos, or a prix-fixe menu focused entirely around tomatoes sound like compelling plans, read on - you’ll find all that and more in this guide.
Rocky Horror at Foreign Cinema
For the first time ever, Foreign Cinema is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on their back patio. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 27th, you can catch the film starting at 8:15pm - so book a table here, and look forward singing along to Time Warp while throwing back oysters and a glass of wine.
Starting on September 7th, Lord Stanley is officially transitioning into their new concept, Turntable, which features tasting menus from rotating guest chefs. The first one, running from September 7th until October 2nd, highlights Argentinian dishes with Italian and Jewish influence. Some reservations are available on Tock - you can book a table here.
Tomato Menu at Trestle
Trestle is currently popping up at The Vault Garden in the Financial District - and from September 1st-25th they’re bringing back their annual tomato menu. The three-course, prix-fixe menu ($39) is, unsurprisingly, all about tomatoes. You choose from appetizers, mains, and desserts like tomato soup, short rib with romesco, chocolate cake with tomato jam, and more, plus an optional pasta course for $12. Reserve a table here.
If it’s been a while since you tried a new pizza spot, you’re in luck - there’s a Detroit-style pizza place you can check out. Joyride Pizza just opened up two locations in Yerba Buena Gardens and the Mission, so stop by for thick, crispy-edged pies topped with everything from pepperoni to pineapple and sweet peppers.
After a brief summer hiatus, one of our favorite breakfast taco pop-ups is back in Bernal Heights. On Sunday, September 5th from 8am-12pm, LoJo’s will be popping up at Avedano’s Meats, serving excellent tacos on thick flour tortillas. Get there early to avoid waiting in line for too long (or stop by Pinhole Coffee next door for a latte to sip on while you wait).
First Friday Yakitori At Family Cafe
On Friday, September 3rd, Family Cafe in North Beach is serving a First Friday yakitori menu. Stop by at 6pm (walk-ups only) for charcoal-grilled skewers, other small plates, and natural wine, beer, and sake.
Tito Rudy’s is a Filipino pop-up operating in both LA and SF - and this Friday and Saturday (September 4th and 5th), you can catch them at Fig & Thistle in Hayes Valley. From 5-9:30pm both nights you can head over for dishes like sinigang chicken wings and halo halo.