Pop-Ups (Onigilly at TRACE, Three Babes at Dandelion) and a Party (Piccino)


Cream pie with chocolate from Three Babes. Photo from Facebook.

The pop-up series Local Motion continues at ~TRACE~ with an appearance from ~ONIGILLY~ on Tuesday May 28th. The latest in the series is a benefit for La Cocina, and the dinner will be served family style, with passed apps, dishes like glazed king salmon with pickled cucumbers and carrot purée, plus some of Onigilly’s signature onigiri rice balls. For a full description of the menu and to get your tickets, head here. The dinner costs $45 per person, with optional drink pairings for $25.

The always fabulous ladies of ~THREE BABES BAKESHOP~ will be popping up in a couple of places this week. They’re giving a pie-making demonstration at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturday May 25th at 12pm. Plus, all week long, they’ll be serving as guest pastry chefs at ~DANDELION CHOCOLATE~ with some of their wonderful pies and other pastries. They’ll be there Wed-Sun from 10am-8pm with treats like cherry cobbler with cacao nib crumble, lemon bars with a chocolate shortbread crust and chocolate ganache, strawberry raspberry buttermilk pie, and a chocolate cream pie with whipped cream that’s been spiked with Almanac’s Biere de Chocolat. Yeah, killer. Don’t miss it. 740 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-349-0942.

Looking for something fun to do on Sunday May 26th? Swing by ~PICCINO~ in Dogpatch to celebrate their two-year anniversary! They are closing off Minnesota Street in front of the Yellow Building and throwing a block party, with housemade sausages, beer and wine specials, and as the sun sets behind Potrero Hill, they’ll have an outdoor movie screening on the barn doors. Fun. 12pm-10pm.