Time to Feast: Crab Feed This Saturday, Special Guests at Tartine Manufactory, Pencils for Kids Fundraiser


Get that bib on and get ready to crack some crab at the annual crab feed! Photo courtesy of The Alice Collective.


Big smiles during a Pencils for Kids backpack delivery in Thailand. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

The 8th Annual Crab Feed is this Saturday February 1st at The Alice Collective in Oakland, featuring fresh Dungeness crabs from our local fishermen, plus bottomless mimosas and endless beers will be flowing. You’ll enjoy sourdough garlic bread, a seasonal mixed green salad, housemade garlic noodles, and the main event: fresh Dungeness crabs with drawn butter and lemon, with chocolate chip cookies for dessert (if you have any room left).

There are two seatings: 11am to 1pm and the second at 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Tickets will sell out, so get yours ASAP! $80. Proceeds from the Crab Feed will benefit The Golden State Salmon Association. The Alice Collective, 272 14th St. at Alice, Oakland.

Chef Nico Peña of ~TARTINE MANUFACTORY~ is hosting a Winter Chef & Winemaker Dinner Series through March 2020. Book your table for these special one-night collaborative menus through OpenTable, and select the prix-fixe menu once you’re seated.

Tonight (
Jan. 28) is Little Frances with Erin Pooley; 
Feb. 11: Stirm Wine Co. with Ryan Stirm; Feb. 9: Tartine Bread Team Pizzeria Night; 
Feb. 25: Martha Stoumen Wines with Martha Stoumen; Mar. 1: chef Joseph Sasto
; Mar. 15: chef David Yoshimura, Restaurant Nissei. Seatings available from 5pm-9pm. 595 Alabama St. at 18th St.

Pencils for Kids is hosting their annual fundraiser to help children in Bali, Myanmar, and Thailand attend school on Thursday February 6th, Small World, Big Flavors, at DZINE. Get your ticket for a walk-around tasting featuring Chibog, Curry Up Now, Esan Classic, Nick’s on Grand, Helio Roast, and more, plus wine pours, a silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are $75, and the evening begins at 6:30pm. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate to this worthy organization, please click here. 128 Utah St. at Alameda.