The famed honey cake at 20th Century Cafe. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
This holiday season, ShareTable.org is partnering with the San Francisco Food Bank to offer $50 gift certificates to some of the city’s best restaurants. For every gift certificate sold, $5 goes to the Food Bank, and participating restaurants include Coi, State Bird Provisions, Rich Table, and Ichi Sushi, among many other greats. The certificates can be ordered online now, or you can go buy them on Thursday December 5th at a special event at ~20TH CENTURY CAFE~. From 5pm-7:30pm, if you buy a gift certificate during the event you’ll also get a free slice of Michelle Polzine’s Russian Honey Cake. That’s right, free cake just for buying a gift certificate to a great restaurant.
Can you eat a lot of chicken wings? Or are you just someone who likes to watch others eat a lot of chicken wings? Either way, you’ll want to hit up the ~WING WINGS SECOND ANNUAL CHICKEN WING EATING CONTEST~ on Saturday December 14th at El Rio. The party goes from 1pm-5pm, and there are two contests: a timed event and a “hella hella hot” event. They’re currently seeking contestants (bwok!) and donations for the raffle; more information is available on the event’s Facebook page. Just attending the event is a $5 donation at the door; drinks and wings will be available. The event is raising funds for Casa de las Madres. 3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez, 415-282-3325.