Fun Weekend Events, Including Outside Lands Pairing Series, Chili Cook-Off


Live music on the lawn at Long Meadow Ranch. Photo from Facebook.

Outside Lands is going to be a blast this year, and of course the food lineup is always pretty exciting. Get ready for all the fun with the annual Summer Pairings Series between now and the main event on August 7th through 9th. First up, catch a wine and food pairing party at Bluxome Street Winery on Friday July 17th from 5pm to 9pm. Nombe will be on hand, serving a variety of snacks to pair with wines from Bluxome—tickets and the menu can be found here. It’s $25 per person to attend, including three tastes of wine with pairings, plus live music from The Rusty String Express. Additional food will be available for purchase. 53 Bluxome St. at 4th St., 415-543-5353.

On Sunday July 19th, head to Napa’s Long Meadow Ranch for a concert with The Travelin’ McCourys, a progressive bluegrass band, along with tastes of Long Meadow Ranch wines and a sample of Cheese Lands cheeses. The doors open at 2pm, the show begins at 3:30pm, and tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door.

Keep the Outside Lands spirit going on Wednesday July 22nd from 7pm to 9pm at La Urbana, where 21st Amendment will be pouring beers to pair with modern Mexican bites like sopes carnitas and the La Urbana chorizo platter. Reservations can be made via Sosh or by calling the restaurant.

~SUTTON CELLARS~ is hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday July 19th from 12pm to 4pm. The cook-off will take over Sutton Cellars in Dogpatch, as well as the neighboring Smokestack and Magnolia Brewery, and you get to taste (and judge) all the chili you can handle. Come hungry, because participating restaurants include Alembic, Comstock Saloon (the defending champions), The Half Orange, Hillside Supper Club, Magnolia, Smokestack, and even more. The winning restaurant gets a $1,500 check to donate to the charity of their choice. Tickets are $45 per person and include all the chili you can eat, two drink tickets, and a ballot to cast your chili vote. 601 22nd St. at Illinois, 707-874-9466.