Pop-Ups and Happy Hours: Meat by Pete at The Den, Belga, and Flores


Saturday, it’s a sausage fest at The Den with Meat by Pete. Photo via Craftsman and Wolves.


Martinis with a little something-something from The Caviar Co. at Belga? Yes! Photo courtesy of Belga.

Local charcutier Peter Temkin (Show Dogs, Spruce, Nopa) is ramping up his own line of sausages and other meaty products, Meat by Pete, and you can taste some of his handiwork at a pop-up this Saturday November 18th at ~THE DEN~ during their brunch in Bayview. He’ll be out front grilling his superlative sausages, like boudin blanc (my fave), merguez, and some Nuremberg brats, all with special toppings and in custom buns made by Craftsman and Wolves. They’re $9-11 and will be available with some other brunchy dishes and sides. This Saturday-only pop-up will run through Saturday December 9th. 10am-2pm. 1598 Yosemite Ave. at Keith.

You ready for happy hour? You will be, when you hear what ~BELGA~ is doing this Thursday November 16th when they kick off their new $5 happy hour menu (normally available Mon-Fri 3:30pm-6:30pm). In honor of the occasion, they are throwing a party, with complimentary bites—like cucumber and caviar, and waffles with smoked salmon mousse and trout caviar—featuring caviar from neighbors The Caviar Co. There will also be a vodka martini with a special caviar burst—sign me up. Click here to get on the list (it’s free). 4pm-7pm. 2000 Union St. at Buchanan.

And just in case you feel like some double trouble, just next door, ~FLORES~ also has happy hour, with $3 tacos (carnitas, colorado chile-braised beef, pollo pibil, and fried avocado), totopos, and a $7 margarita or a Tres Amigos for $10 (1-ounce shot of blanco tequila, sangrita, and a draft beer). Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm (bar only).