Things to do for March 03, 2011

The Weekender

A Champagne Buffet, Hog Dinners and Bourbon

The weekend is holding on to that hour one more week.

Thursday
$4 Glasses of Wine at Luella
WINE COUNTRY

$4 Glasses of Wine at Luella

We’re enjoying the custom of extending celebrations for a month instead of just one day. Case in point: Luella’s sixth-anniversary deal, where 10 wines are $4 by the glass, five days a week, for the entire month of March. It’s a lot of numbers, so just focus on the wine.

Sun-Thu through Mar 31, Luella, 1896 Hyde St, 415-674-4343

Friday
Burgers, Bourbon and Beer
TAKE FIVE

Burgers, Bourbon and Beer

A burger ground in-house with short ribs, skirt steak and chuck, topped with bourbon-glazed onions and fries, is hard to pass up. Adding a pint of Lagunitas IPA and a long shot of Buffalo Trace bourbon, all for $25, makes it hard to pass up every night.

Mon-Sat till Mar 31, 5-10pm, Fifth Floor, 12 4th St (in the Hotel Palomar), 415-348-1555

Sunday
Build-Your-Own Champagne Cocktail Bar
BUILDING BLOCKS

Build-Your-Own Champagne Cocktail Bar

Brunch buffets can be dangerous affairs, especially when they’re generously stocked to equip you for building your own champagne cocktail. Make that bottomless cocktails—and put two kinds of bubbly and all sorts of juices and extras (berries, lemon peels, bitters, cassis, sugar cubes...) to good use.

Wednesday
Oliveto Whole Hog
PIG LATIN

Oliveto Whole Hog

Just think: pork in every form imaginable—prosciutto, meatballs, offal, chops, smoked, aged, braised... the list goes on. Since the entire menu is à la carte, you can mix and match. The only problem is you have to fit it all in three dinners.

Mar 9-12, Oliveto, 5655 College Ave, Oakland, 510-547-5356

Next Thursday
The Common Opens in the Mission
THE COMMON GOOD

The Common Opens in the Mission

In a wise move, the guys at The Common seized the chance to relocate two doors down from Four Barrel. Understandably, they’re ditching the coffee component and will focus on procuring more up-and-coming, all-American labels. Of course, they’ll pour the hard stuff when the opportunity arises—like opening day.

Grand opening Mar 10, 6-9pm, The Common, 383 Valencia St, 415-322-8773

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