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All work and no play makes a dull weekend.

Thursday

UD - A Beer Showdown at Public House
WEST SIDE STORY

A Beer Showdown at Public House

On Tuesday, it was all about red states versus blue states. Today at Public House, it’s about East Coast versus West, on an even more important subject: beer. This event faces off eight beers and cheeses from both sides of the country. Bipartisanship never sounded so good.

UD - Beer. Champagne. Sweaters.
COAT TALES

Beer. Champagne. Sweaters.

Two days ago, it felt like summer. Today, not so much. Related: the New England–inspired clothiers at Onassis stockpiled a fair amount of drinks like beer and champagne to celebrate their opening and are taking 15% off a bunch of autumn-y wearables. But they had you at drinks.

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Nov 8, 6:30-9:30pm, Onassis, 845 Market St (in the Westfield Centre), 415-281-8888, RSVP here

Sunday

UD - Central Kitchen Gets into Brunch
GRAND CENTRAL STATION

Central Kitchen Gets into Brunch

Brunch. You’re familiar. So you pretty much know what to expect from Central Kitchen’s debut on the scene: Bloody Marys, pork-belly benedict, olive-oil-fried eggs and grilled bavette. Sometimes the expected feels so right.

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Sundays, 10am-2:30pm, Central Kitchen, 3000 20th St (at Florida), 415-826-7004

Monday

UD - A Hall of Fame Meal at Jardinière
HOMECOMING QUEEN

A Hall of Fame Meal at Jardinière

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Jardinière invited some of their former chefs and sous-chefs to cook for the night. Which means guys from Bar Bambino, La Folie, Redd and Serpentine are making you lamb, quail and sea urchin. You knew there’d be sea urchin.

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Nov 12, cocktail party 5:30pm, dinner 7pm, Jardinière, 300 Grove St (at Franklin), 415-861-5555

Tuesday

UD - A Martini Competition at Bottle Cap
OLIVE BRANCH

A Martini Competition at Bottle Cap

Herb Caen. Great journalist. Great drinker. Well, four of North Beach’s top bartenders—from Txoko, 15 Romolo, Campanula and Bottle Cap—are competing to make an original martini inspired by Herb. The judge: you, with the winner going on Bottle Cap’s menu all month long. Probably your most important vote all week.

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