October 20, 2009

October 20, 2009

Over in the Mission, things are getting close for ~SOM~, which will have a grand opening on Friday November 6th. The former Pink space is going to have an articulated (but not fussy) cocktail program of accessible and classic cocktails served from 4:30pm–10pm nightly, and then the DJ programming will kick in at 10pm. Since long-term promoter Hakobo (Fresco) is behind the project, look for a varied and edgy lineup of music spanning hip-hop, electronica, soul, and jazz, with up-and-coming talent getting featured as well. Opening night will have Vanka spinning Brazilian tracks, and word is Chelsea Starr (Hot Pants) will have a girls' night on third Fridays, the People from Oakland will have a night... it's going to be a sick lineup each month. Even better, the nightly club will be able to go after hours until 4am Fri–Sat. Woot. 2925 16th St. at South Van Ness, 415-558-8521.

Swing by ~CANTINA~ this week for cocktails from guest bartenders Toby Maloney of the Violet Hour and formerly of Milk & Honey, and Joaquin Simo from Death & Co. in New York. They will be behind the stick this Wednesday October 21st from 7pm–10pm. 580 Sutter St. at Mason, 415-398-0195.

A drink from ~HEAVEN'S DOG~ is a very good thing, but two-for-one is even better. All you have to do is buy a cocktail and you get a chip for a freebie. Daily from 4:30pm–7pm. 1148 Mission St. at 7th St., 415-863-6008.

Jordan Mackay noted on the 7x7 Buzzed blog that ~TERROIR WINE BAR~ will be temporarily closed until early November due to some flooding damage that happened from the apartments above them. 1116 Folsom St. at 7th St., 415-558 9946.

This Friday October 23rd is ~CCOF'S 4TH ANNUAL BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS TASTING~ at the Ferry Building. There will be award-winning organic wines, beers, and spirits alongside sample pairings from the Ferry Building's restaurants and specialty food vendors. You can read more here. 4pm–8pm. Tickets are $25 for 10 tastes or $15 for 5 tastes, which includes a commemorative wine glass. Proceeds from the event will help fund CCOF's education and outreach programs.

And on Monday October 26th, ~CANTINA~ and ~LA COCINA~ are teaming up for a tasting, mixing, and educational night around mezcal. Proceeds of this event go to benefit the program of La Cocina. $80 (75% is tax-deductible) includes dinner from Los Cilantros, drinks, and a cocktail lesson. Buy tickets. 6:30pm. 580 Sutter St. at Mason.

If you've been wanting to head to ~MANRESA~ for dinner, The Champagne Dinner on Sunday November 1st would definitely be an evening to do so. David Kinch is preparing a six-course dinner inspired by a selection of Champagnes chosen by Jeff Bareilles, wine director of Manresa, and Rebecca Rapaszky, manager of Vin, Vino, Wine Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar of Palo Alto. Ms. Rapaszky and Victor Pugliese, owner of Vin, Vino, Wine, will be on hand to welcome guests to the Champagne reception at 6pm and to introduce the selection of Champagnes during the evening. Dinner is at 7pm. The Champagne Dinner is $250 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are available through Manresa by calling 408-354-4330. 320 Village Lane at North Santa Cruz, Los Gatos.

Wednesday November 4th is a ~DEVIL'S GULCH BELGIAN BEER DINNER~ at Magnolia. The three-course dinner ($45 with beer pairings) will feature pork, quail, and rabbit from farmer Mark Pasternak (who will be at the event). Each dish will be paired with one of the first three Belgian beers from the BRU/SFO Project. Each dish will also be available à la carte. More details coming soon. 1398 Haight St. at Masonic, 415-864-7468.