Instead of scrolling through a billion Emily Mariko videos and trying to figure out why ice cubes don’t melt in the microwave, use this guide to make your plans for the week. It’s got lots of fun, exciting things to do and eat - like a Taiwanese night market-inspired pop-up, or a sidewalk party with fresh seafood and wine.
Sidewalk Party With Sea Stephanie Fish
In the market for some fresh uni? You’re in luck. Traveling seafood business Sea Stephanie Fish is making an appearance in the Mission on Saturday, October 2nd. From 12:30-3pm, you’ll find them at The Morris for their “sidewalk party,” which features seafood and wine on the patio. You can also pre-order uni and oysters to take home here starting on Wednesday.
Bodega Brunch at Friends and Family
Friends and Family, a new-ish bar in Oakland, is hosting their second Bodega Brunch this weekend (date and time TBD, so check their Instagram for updates). Stop by to eat bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches, listen to music, and shop at local vendors like The Tender Gardener and Nekosaan Ceramics.
Hén-zhì at Cassava
This October, you can catch Hén-zhì, a pop-up inspired by street food and Taiwanese night markets, at Cassava in the Richmond. For $80, you’ll get a five-course meal that includes things like rice porridge with mushroom dashi and a soft egg, pork belly confit with charred cabbage, and sweet rice cake with haupia cream. Book here for their October 4th and 5th dinners.
We’re always on the lookout for new lunch spots, and one on our radar is Village Rotisserie. The new Noe Valley spot has plenty of slow-roasted and fried chicken, plus prepared salads and sides you can get into on their spacious back patio.
Vinyl & Wine at Carneros Resort
Maybe you just re-watched Parent Trap and got really inspired to drive up north and stare at some grape vines. One other reason to make the trip? Carneros Resort in Napa is hosting Vinyl & Wine on Friday, October 1st, 5-8pm. You don’t need reservations, so just head over and enjoy a raw bar station, seasonal small bites, and wine from Scribe Winery while listening to some great tunes.