Things to do for August 19, 2010

The Weekender

Dollar Oysters, Endless Bubbly and Street Parties

The weekend is delivering the goods.

Thursday
Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Half Off Gourmet Burgers and 40% Off Exclusive Dopp Kits

This week, Perks is bringing you half off your next gourmet burger delivery from BuiltBurger, the Seattle-based innovators of all things ground beef. (Mind-blowing flavors like Sriracha and Gruyère are just the beginning...) Plus: choose from three dopp kits from eShave, designed exclusively for UD readers, featuring their all-natural products and handmade razors, for 40% off. Your five o’clock shadow has been warned.

Arepa Happy Hour at Pica Pica
HAPPY HOUR-ING

Arepa Happy Hour at Pica Pica

A shredded steak, plantain and bean arepa and a beer would hit the spot right about now. Which makes deciding between $10 pitchers of Racer 5 and Napa Smith or the house sangria the sort of daily dilemma we think you can live with.

Weekdays, 3-5pm, Pica Pica, 401 Valencia St (at 15th), 415-400-5453

Azalea’s Warehouse Sale
HOUSE CALLS

Azalea’s Warehouse Sale

You’ll have to walk around the corner to get to the warehouse, but you’ll be rewarded with jeans, shoes and shirts from labels like Surface to Air, James Perse, Alexander Wang and Nudie—all at up to 80% off. If only all corners were so generous...

Now through Aug 26, Azalea, 460 Gough (at Hayes), 415-861-9888

Friday
$1 Oysters at Spire
ON THE HALF SHELL

$1 Oysters at Spire

Save yourself the trip to Tomales Bay, because for the next two days and nights you can duck into Spire for dollar oysters, half-off cocktails and endless bubbly. Accounting for driving time, we just bought you four extra hours of oyster eating—and we haven’t even tallied up the drinks.

Aug 20-21, 4:30-10pm, Spire, 685 Third St (at Brannan), 415-947-0000

Saturday
SF Street Food in the Mission
MISSION CONTROL

SF Street Food in the Mission

Dwarfing last year’s inaugural street party, this year’s—spanning five blocks with more than 40 food vendors and three cocktail bars run by guys from Beretta, Rye and the Alembic—will be an all-day affair. When meatball heroes and cocktails are involved, you’ll make the sacrifice.

Basil Hayden's
UD - Lobster Thermidor at Thermidor

REMEMBER THE MAINE

Lobster Thermidor at Thermidor

Here at swank, mid-century newcomer Thermidor, you’ll want to have the restaurant’s namesake Lobster Thermidor—fresh Maine lobster baked in-shell with a brandy béchamel sauce. And since the joint exudes a retro ’60s power-suit vibe, you’ll want to get in the spirit with a few rounds of bourbon to match.

411: Available at Thermidor, 8 Mint Plaza (at Mission), 415-896-6500
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Tuesday
Meat Locker at Bloodhound
LOCKED AND LOADED

Meat Locker at Bloodhound

Butchery demo aside (you’ll see Fatted Calf’s master butcher work magic on a 150-pound pig), cuts will be grilled on a hardwood BBQ, and served with sides like bacon corn bread and mini banh mi—all paired with a special bourbon cocktail. From now on, this is how you Tuesday.

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