Thursday Seven: Sherry Week at 15 Romolo, Draft Day at Cerveceria de MateVeza

Plus, Sneaky's BBQ finds a home, Umami Mart teams up with a Danish design firm for a pop-up, Manresa is baking bread for your Thanksgiving table, Urbano Latino is now open, and more.

[jump] Sherry Week at 15 Romolo
It's Sherry Week, and 15 Romolo is celebrating with 18 sherries by the glass, along with food pairings and half-price sherry flights for half price (so you can experience the entire region in four pours). Enjoy cocktails such as the Maids of Cadiz (apple brandy, manzanilla sherry, dry vermouth, and Benedictine).
Sherry Week, through Nov. 9, at 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Place, 415-398-1359 or

Sneaky's BBQ Finds a Permanent Home
Via Eater comes the news that, as of several weeks ago, pop-up Sneaky's BBQ has buddied up with Southpaw in the Mission to serve brisket and pulled pork. There will be vegan sides, as well.
Southpaw, 2170 Mission, 415-934-9300.

Studio Arhoj Pop-Up at Umami Mart
From Nov. 18 through Dec. 24, Downtown Oakland's Umami Mart will combine Japanese convenience store snack food with sleek Danish design, as Copenhagen's Studio Arhoj takes over for a pop-up that blends the two cultures' aesthetics. There's no better way to make your kitchen positively reek of taste.
Umami Mart, 815 Broadway, 510-250-9559 or

Draft Day at Cerveceria de MateVeza
To celebrate Beer Week's Opening Gala Beer Bowl in January, the San Francisco Brewers Guild is releasing two collaborative brews as part of a “playful competition” between craft brewers from north and south of Market Street. Dave McLean of Magnolia Brewing (Team NOMA) and Mike Schnebeck of Fort Point (Team SOMA) are tossing a coin at Cerveceria de MateVeza in the Mission (i.e., Team SOMA's home turf) to see who gets first pick of the ingredients to brew those beers. So it's a pre-pre-party, which is reason enough.
Draft Day, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Cerveceria de MateVeza, 3801 18th St., 415-212-8412 or

Urbano Latino Now Open in Temescal
The 64-seat Urbano Latino is now open in the space that used to be Iron Pan. Chef Munther Massarweh's pan-Latin menu includes mini carne asada street tacos, Kobe pork belly on masa cakes, and brick-pressed boneless half-chicken with mole sauce. Better still, there are tequila and bourbon flights, bottomless mimosas for brunch, and a make-your-own-margarita situation that is bound to draw people from far and wide. 
Urbano Latino, 4307 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-922-17286 or

Manresa Bread For Thanksgiving

If you're already plotting out your Thanksgiving menu, three-Michelin-starred Manresa's nearby bakery division, Manresa Bread, is offering pre-orders for its bread (along with pies, pastries and more). Orders can be placed until Nov. 23 for Nov. 25 pickup. Yeah, you have to drive to Los Gatos, but think about how your guests will be willing to overlook the cranberry sauce that retains the shape of the can.
Manresa Bread, 276 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos,

Guinness Goes Vegan
The 258-year old national beer of Ireland has decided to become vegan-friendly. Guinness' sticky wicket has been isinglass, which is used to filter yeasts and other solids out of the final product (and which is also removed.) The New York Times explains it as a “gelatinlike substance derived from the dried swim bladders of fish.” Lovely day for a Guinness!

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