Boris Portnoy at work. Facebook photo by Tyler Gourley.
Pappardelle and ragù from Mattarello. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
The weekend is here, and there are all kinds of tasty food and drink options for you to consider. Here’s a quick roundup in case you want to squeeze something in:
Tonight (Friday April 26th) is Wine Luxury’s Soirée at City Club of San Francisco, with a bunch of excellent wines, plus hors d’oeuvres and more. Main event tickets are still available at the door, $95. 6pm-10pm. 155 Sansome St. at Bush.
Catching up on my mail, I was sorry to read that Boris Portnoy of Satellite Republic is moving to Melbourne, Australia. But he sure did pick one hell of an awesome city to move to. He is hosting his final pop-up at ~THE PUNCHDOWN~ tonight (Friday April 26th). In addition to offering their $50 tasting menu inside the restaurant (make your reservation here), you can experience an à la carte menu at the bar and outside on the patio (first come, first served). Best of luck to you, Boris! I’ll miss your laugh, talented cooking, and always inspired projects. 2212 Broadway at West Grand, Oakland.
On Saturday April 27th, ~SF WINE TRADING CO.~ is hosting APS Presents Bovio Barolo from 2pm-5:30pm. Swing by for some fab Barolo, Barbera d’Alba, and more, plus other Italian gems—like Riccardo Bruna Wines from Liguria—and Peter Temkin will be grilling up some Machine dogs. Woof. $10 per person for wine. 250 Taraval St. at Funston, 800-681-WINE.
Also on Saturday April 27th is the ~BLUXOME STREET WINERY~ Meet Market, with a bunch of tasty food vendors you can check out like Love & Hummus, Jablow’s Meats, and Bar Jars while drinking some vino. Cheers! 12pm-5pm. 53 Bluxome St. at 4th St., 415-543-5353.
Love homemade pasta? Swing by ~GOURMET & MORE~ on Saturday afternoon and stock up on the wonderful artisanal pastas made by Mattarello. I loooove their tortellini sold with a container of brodo ($12), and don’t pass up their ragù ($8) and lasagne ($9). 1pm-4pm. 141 Gough St. at Oak, 415-874-9133.
And just because Monday will get here too damn early, maybe this will help with your transition. Monday is Super Duper Day, which means the first 100 people to fall in line at any of Super Duper’s five burger spots beginning at 3pm will enjoy a free mini burger (four-ounce, all natural Niman Ranch beef patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and Super sauce on a toasted sesame bun). Yes, fo’ free! Locations include the Castro, 2304 Market St.; Union Square, 721 Market St.; Metreon, 783 Mission St.; Marina, 2201 Chestnut St.; and Mill Valley, 430 Miller Ave.