July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010
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On Thursday July 22nd, ~SHOW DOGS~ is hosting Beer & Bites in partnership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. $20 gets you some Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, Black Butte Porter, Scrimshaw Pilsner, 21st Amendment’s Hell, or High Watermelon Wheat, as well as bar bites, including mini Field Roast vegetarian dogs, homemade lamb merguez sausages, 49’er corn dogs, barbecue fries, onion rings (the best in the city, IMHO), and more.

The goal is to raise awareness of the organization’s “Great Streets Project,” which is improving Market Street. Guests are encouraged to ride their bikes and will be offered complimentary valet bike parking in front of Show Dogs. Proceeds will help support the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

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~RIESLING WEEK~ is coming to San Francisco July 26th-August 1st, when restaurants and retailers in San Francisco will offer specials on rieslings from Germany, Austria, and Alsace—look for by-the-glass selections, discounted bottles, and food-pairing menus. Confirmed restaurants include Fifth Floor, Ana Mandara, Orson, COCO500, and more. For a complete list of participants, click here.

Wine retailers will also host European riesling tastings throughout the week. On July 24th, the folks at Dee Vine Wine (direct importers of German rieslings) will be hosting a tasting event to kick off San Francisco’s Riesling Week 2010. There will be a dozen rieslings of different styles, paired with a variety of sampler plates from six food stations. 12pm-5pm. $44 in advance, $54 at the door. Price includes a logo glass, program notes, and a collection of riesling-friendly recipes. Pier 19, on the Embarcadero. For a complete list of participants, click here.

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