Bay Leaf Kitchen’s Harvest Gala Is Sunday
This Sunday, Oct. 9, from 3-6 p.m., the Clift Hotel (495 Geary) will host Bay Leaf Kitchen’s third annual Harvest Gala, pairing well-regarded S.F. kitchen masters with “junior chef helpers” who will lead education stations devoted to a dish or a featured farmer. Tickets start at $150, 100 percent of which goes to Bay Leaf Kitchen to help connect young people with farms and sustainable eating, and the roster of chefs is impressive: Lauren Kiino of Red Dog, Laurence Jossel of Nopa, Pierre Tumlin of Hog & Rocks, Sutart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and The Progress, David Barzelay of Lazy Bear, Anna Derivi-Castellanos of Three Babes Bakeshop, and more.
Presidio Social Club’s Final Pig Roast is Sunday
Chef Wesley Shaw of Presidio Social Club (563 Ruger., the Presidio) will roast whole pigs on the fire pit this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. For $45 per person, you get a butter lettuce salad, sides, and pastry chef Rene Cruz’s pineapple upside-down cake. The weather forecast calls for rain the following weekend, so soak it up, everybody.
Pinoy Heritage Pop-Up Sunday at the Burritt Room
This Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. until close, the Burritt Room + Tavern will host Francis Ang and Lo-Fi Aperitifs as part of its Sunday Supper Pop-Up series. The Pinoy Heritage Pop-Up includes a Filipino menu of small bites in the $9-$13 range, from halibut kinlaw to pork adobo to a sisig croquette with mustard greens and brain gribiche, plus Lo-Fi vermouth and gentian amaro cocktails.
Happy 10th Birthday, Perbacco
Running from Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Oct. 28, Perbacco (230 California St.) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with complimentary lunch appetizers and $10 wines by the glass at dinner. Further, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., owners Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje will host a $250, six-course dinner with courses like raviolo al uovo and a roasted veal loin, plus pairings that include a vertical of the house’s proprietary Barolo from 2004 through 2010.
And Happy Double Anniversary to Ca’ Momi
It’s been six years since Ca’ Momi took up residence inside Napa’s Oxbow Public Market (610 and 644 First St., Napa) and one year since it opened its osteria (1141 First St., Napa) so if you’re heading up to Wine Country between Oct. 11-16, you can get a $5 glass of sparkling Ca’ Secco and Ca’Rosa at either location with a pizza porchetta for $13. Additionally, on Friday, Oct. 14, Ca’ Momi will host a $50 five-course dinner (with optional $20 wine pairing) featuring ingredients from various local purveyors.
Field of Greens
While there are a couple pics that will likely upset people who don’t eat animal flesh in here, if you like George Steinmetz’s aerial photography, this New York Times photoessay on American agribusiness is undeniably beautiful. Perhaps ghoulishly so, except for the carrot highway.
The Relationship of Tipping to Slavery
The Fight for 15 Campaign released this powerful two-minute video, featuring Black British actress Thandie Newton, that connects the sub-minimum wage in the service industry to the legacy of slavery in the U.S., and makes a compelling case for social change.
Fleet Week, If We Must
Keeping in mind that when most of the rest of the world hears American jets soaring overhead it generally means we are bombing the shit out of them, if you get a thrill from observing the military might of the world’s most powerful empire, there are a couple of well-positioned places from which to see the Blue Angels and maybe get a sailor to dip you while he kisses you. The Dorian (2001 Chestnut) will host a Fleet Week party on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 8 p.m., with an outdoor beer garden; nautical attire is encouraged. Woods Island Club (422 Clipper Way, Treasure Island) will be all over it both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, from 11 a.m. onward. It’s kid- and pet-friendly, and to compensate people accompanied by neither, the brewery will re-release Retro Pils.(OK, I admit it’s kinda cool when the planes go under the Golden Gate Bridge in formation.)
And Columbus Day, Too
It’s even easier to hate Columbus Day than Fleet Week, but the 97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar honors good food and wine from various cultures instead of, well, genocide. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul School (660 Filbert), look for pizza from A16, an Asian Kitchen, Italian cocktails from Rye on the Road, plus stuff for the wee young’uns. Sunday night, there’s a big, old-school spaghetti-and-meatball dinner with food from Little City Butcher and Park Tavern, and wine from Balboa Cafe.