If you like a good old-fashioned tailgate, along with a good beer and a side of charity, head to ELIXIR for all your football watching needs. All season long, during all televised NFL and NCAA games, they’ll be serving a free buffet of hot dogs, chili, tortilla chips, and rotating grilled meats like hamburgers or chicken. A suggested $5 donation will go to Share Our Strength, an organization committed to battling childhood hunger in America. (For the record, I love this idea and promo.)
Newcastle beers will be on sale for $4 (they’re normally $6), and those of you who prefer a strong, well-mixed drink can get that too. Folks not interested in the tailgate fare are encouraged to order takeout at one of the many local spots, so there’s really something for everyone. Elixir opens up at 9am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays if there’s an East Coast kickoff, so don’t worry about missing even a moment of the action. Here’s their sports TV schedule, so you know what’s happening when. 3200 16th St. at Guerrero, 415-552-1633.