Time for Parties: Birthday, Bingo, and Bourbon


The bourbon selection at Hog & Rocks, plus Dandelion’s chocolate bars.

Spring is here, and it is time to par-tay! Did you know that CUESA’s ~FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET~ is turning 20 this year? Hard to believe. They’ll be throwing a birthday party to celebrate, of course, and you’re invited. On Saturday May 18th from 9am-12pm, you have a couple choices on how to party down. You can go to the market and attend one of their free events, like a treasure hunt and special presentation, or you can buy tickets to their reception, which features a standing breakfast bar and a mimosa and juice counter. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. You can also check out some of their other celebrations, like a cocktail party and Sunday Supper, here. Ferry Building Plaza.

On Wednesday May 1st, test out your palate with Blind Tasting Bingo from ~EDIBLE SF~. The bingo features 12 “mystery bites” from Locanda chef Anthony Strong that you’ll try while blindfolded. Whoever can identify the most flavors from descriptions on their bingo card wins! The event takes place at the San Francisco Cooking School from 7pm-10pm, and tickets are $50 per person. 690 Van Ness Ave. at Turk.

Catch another bourbon and chocolate pairing event from Lisa Gallinger of Dandelion Chocolate and Michael Lazar of Hog & Rocks. The tasting takes place on Saturday May 11th from 3:30pm-4:45pm at ~HI LO~ and features three of Dandelion’s single-origin chocolates paired with three bourbons from the Hog & Rocks repetoire. Tickets are $40. 3416 19th St. at Mission, 415-874-9921.