Friday through Sunday, the area's tastiest happenings.
Sat., Jan. 29:
Cookie Jar Throwdown
Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 3-4 p.m.
For their first cooking contest of 2011, Omnivore Books is keeping it simple with a cookie bake-off. Complete description here.
Poleng Lounge Tribute Dinner
The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), dinner 6-9 p.m., afterparty 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tim Luym, chef at the now-shuttered Poleng Lounge, returns for one night to serve up some of his mod-Filipino favorites. Complete description here.
Stag Dining Group's “Speakeasy” Dinner
Secret Mission location, 7 p.m. (also Sunday at 5 p.m.)
Chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury pair with the geniuses at the Cocktail Lab for an underground five-course dinner and cocktail pairing. Complete description here.