Special Dinners, Food Events, Fundraisers, and More


Twilight at the Presidio. Photo from Facebook.

Consider this a quick-fire round of cool events and happenings. If something catches your eye, be sure to click through for more details.

Tonight (May 10th) at 5pm PST, La Cocina’s amazing auction is ending. You won’t believe the dinners and experiences you can bid on, like Melissa Perello cooking dinner at your house, dinner at the Tartine Manufactory, and an all-expenses-paid trip to New Orleans, with dinner at Shaya. Check it all out!

Pasta lovers, ~FLOUR + WATER~ is turning seven, and they’re running a pasta tasting menu to celebrate from now through May 14th (seven courses, $70). Plus a special off-the-menu late-night dish will be available every night starting at 9:30pm; check their Instagram each day to see what it is.

Fellow fans of chef Sean Baker’s (formerly Verbena) food who miss his cooking should jump on a special Feastly dinner he’s hosting with his wife, Renee Baker, on Saturday May 21st. It’s called An Evening at Békǝr and is $135. The menu looks incredible, don’t miss it.

Presidio Twilight returns on Thursday May 12th, from Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust. In its fourth year, you can enjoy street food, cabanas, fire pits, live music, and cocktails. Bonus: Lyft will take 20 percent off rides to and from the Presidio when using Off the Grid’s designated ride-share zone. Every Thursday through October 6th, 5pm-9pm.

Also on Thursday May 12th is the annual fundraising event, Taste of Potrero, in support of Daniel Webster Elementary School in Potrero Hill. The list of participating restaurants is pretty rad, check it out. 7pm-11pm, general admission ($125); VIP admission ($225) has a 6pm entrance. Pier 70.

Do the math: Eric Ripert plus his new book (32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Kitchen to Working the Line) at ~BAR AGRICOLE~ on Monday May 23rd from 7pm-9pm. Snacks, drinks, done! Tickets: $75 (does not include a copy of the book).