Things to do for November 17, 2011

The Weekender

$1 Oysters, Vodka Martinis and a Ride to Tahoe

Here’s looking at you, the weekend.

Thursday
Tupelo’s Grand-Opening Party
OLD MISS

Tupelo’s Grand-Opening Party

If you duck into this newly transformed soul food hangout/Southern dive bar tonight, you’ll be rewarded with a gratis sampling of the menu—including ham hock croquettes, po’boys, and mac and cheese. Opt for one of the cocktails made with sweet-tea vodka, and if it didn’t feel like Mississippi before, it will now.

Nov 17, gratis food 7-8:30pm, Tupelo, 1337 Grant Ave (at Green), 415-981-9177

$1 Oysters All Day at Hog & Rocks
DOLLAR TREE

$1 Oysters All Day at Hog & Rocks

You’re accustomed to dollar oysters for happy hour. But if we said you could have them all day, five days a week, you’d laugh. And then when you realized it wasn’t a joke, you’d thank the good people at Hog & Rocks, who are also throwing in beer-and-shot specials twice a day.

Sun-Thu through Jan 1, Hog & Rocks, 3431 19th St (at Mission), 415-550-8627

Saturday
Brunch at Leopold’s
OTTO VON BISMARCK

Brunch at Leopold’s

Brunchified takes on goulash and flatbreads, along with shandies and the bubbly-and-beer Bismarck, mean that the noise level here during the day will likely rival night. Then again, without it, Leopold’s wouldn’t be Leopold’s.

Tuesday
Martini Face-Off at Bottle Cap
CAEN DO

Martini Face-Off at Bottle Cap

Whether or not you ever drank martinis with legendary local columnist Herb Caen, your presence here will give you the power to vote for your favorite Herb Caen–inspired martini. Our guess would be whichever one has the most vodka in it.

Next Thursday
Getting to Tahoe via Zimride
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

Getting to Tahoe via Zimride

Being the outstanding neighbor that you are (Veronica in 4B sends thanks again for her wi-fi), giving an eager skier a lift to Tahoe seems appropriate since you’re going anyway. Zimride’s starting their Tahoe ride-sharing route on Thanksgiving. You name your price—just don’t do it in turkey sandwiches.

Tahoe routes start Nov 24, Zimride

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