On Sunday, SF Cookoff brings eight amateur cooks together for a no-holds-barred competition involving sweet and savory bread puddings, as judged by David Williams of Hooker’s Sweet Treats. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to Standard Deviant Brewery in the Mission (280 14th St.) for a food showdown with plenty of beer — and bread puddings that might involve gruyère and caramelized onions, salted caramel, and sourdough. Tickets are $15.
Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez celebrates the Embarcadero’s most elegant Peruvian restaurant with a $99 prix fixe 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Sunday, Sept 16, highlighting dishes served across La Mar‘s first 10 years in business. A mix of street food and items with Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and African influences, including a variety of cebiches and anticuchos, lomo saltado, and lucuma mousse for dessert. Reserve via OpenTable.