Things to do for March 01, 2012

The Weekender

Ho Hos, Hawaiian Food and Copious Tiki Drinks

The weekend has leapt.

Thursday
Ad Hoc and Bouchon Bakery Return
COMEBACK STORY

Ad Hoc and Bouchon Bakery Return

It was touch-and-go for a while when these Washington Street staples went dark. But you survived. And now your buttermilk fried chicken and chocolate bouchon cravings can once again be sated. As for what’s new: homemade Ho Hos from Bouchon Bakery and a sheltered lounge at Ad Hoc. Gimme...

Now open, Ad Hoc, 6476 Washington St, Yountville, 707-944-2487; Bouchon Bakery, 6528 Washington St, 707-944-2253

Friday
A Wine Grab Bag at Michael Mina
VINTAGE PERFORMANCE

A Wine Grab Bag at Michael Mina

The sommeliers at Michael Mina are playing a little game on Fridays. Ask for the day’s flashback wine, and they’ll dig you up an off-menu treasure from deep inside the cellar. This week, it’s a ’96 Bruno Clair Clos du Fonteny Premier Cru. Yes, we can’t believe it, either.

Fridays, Michael Mina, 252 California St (at Battery), 415-397-9222

The Grand Opening of Asian Box
BOXING DAY

The Grand Opening of Asian Box

When you’re in the mood for Southeast Asian–inspired street food—more specifically, build-your-own rice and noodle boxes prepped by an Out the Door alum using her Vietnamese grandmother’s recipes—stop in here. Caveat: it’s in the South Bay. Caveat override: they make their own sriracha.

Now open, Asian Box, 855 El Camino Real (in Town & Country Village), Palo Alto, 650-391-9305, see the menu

Monday
A Pop-Up Full of Hawaiian Food
LEI UP

A Pop-Up Full of Hawaiian Food

If you can’t get to Hawaii for dinner on Monday, this pop-up by Prospect chef/island native Ravi Kapur is a worthy substitute. There’ll be three courses totaling roughly a dozen dishes. But perhaps most importantly, one of those dishes will be peanut and caramel pork ribs. Leave the poi, take the pig.

Tiki Night at Wo Hing
TROPIC THUNDER

Tiki Night at Wo Hing

Flaming punch bowls and heaping pupu platters will be the order of the night when Wo Hing transforms into a tiki bar. Don your Polynesian best (you’ve got a lot to choose from, we know) and prepare to go full South Pacific. Yes, this involves mai tais.

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