Things to do for July 07, 2011

The Weekender

Bocce, Hog Roasts and Endless Wine

The weekend is looking to unload a bunch of spare Roman candles.

Thursday
Straw’s Hopscotch Happy Hour
CANDY LAND

Straw’s Hopscotch Happy Hour

Sure, you’d expect $2 beers and $3 wine at any happy hour worth its salt. But Straw’s doing you one better—they’re serving up $4 carny cocktails like the Fun Dip–rimmed Big Dipper, plus $5 sriracha wings and Niman Ranch corn dogs. Which pair well with Fun Dip.

Mon-Fri, 5-6pm, Straw, 203 Octavia St (at Page), 415-431-3663

Saturday
Public Bikes and Grilled Cheese
RIDING HIGH

Public Bikes and Grilled Cheese

At Public Bikes’ first anniversary party, you can expect test-drives on new models, deals on gear and a few bike races. Also: sandwiches from the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and cupcakes from Monet’s Cakes—though, technically, eating a prerace cupcake is considered doping.

A Beach Party in Oakland (Yes, Oakland)
SAND CASTLES IN THE SKY

A Beach Party in Oakland (Yes, Oakland)

Once a year, JC Cellars gets decked out like an island oasis and pours upwards of 16 wines, some never before released. This year, you’ll also find pies from Casey’s Pizza and some competition on the bocce court. Nothing you can’t handle, of course.

Sunday
Beast and the Hare Debuts Brunch
MORNING GLORY

Beast and the Hare Debuts Brunch

Another week, another new brunch spot. (Not that you’re complaining.) This time, there’s Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, french toast with whiskey whipped cream and honey-whiskey sausage. Because eating your whiskey is the new hair of the dog.

Tuesday
150 Pounds of Hog at Bloodhound
BLOODHOUND, SWEAT AND TEARS

150 Pounds of Hog at Bloodhound

After this butchery demo—where they’ll be carving up a Red Wattle hog—they’ll grill the cuts on a hardwood BBQ and serve cocktails and snacks like muffulettas, pork jerky and bacon brittle... in case the 150-pound pig wasn’t enough.

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