Things to do for May 11, 2012
The International Dodgeball Championships and Other Weekend Pursuits
The weekend is where the wild things are.
Trampoline Dodgeball Championships
You and 11 of your nimblest associates have kept your dodgeball prowess on the down low. But come Saturday, teams from all over the world will come to House of Air and witness your mastery. Better start breaking in your headbands now.
You never need an excuse to hang out on Dr. Teeth’s sunny patio. But in addition to the usual shenanigans and cocktails, this weekend you’ll find a chili cook-off. Do your part as judge. Then stoke your competitive edge with cutthroat games of cornhole. Or, you know, games of cornhole.
Michelin-Starred Germans at Cotogna
Sure, it’s Mother’s Day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t infuse Oktoberfest-inspired festivities into the mix. For one night only, this Italian den is hosting the spätzle-obsessed chefs from three-star Michelin restaurant Amador in Mannheim. Go ahead and prepare the lederhosen.
The Roaming Slider Shack Truck
Luaus. Hula dancers. Kalua pork sliders. You’ll find one of these things at the city’s latest food truck, the Hawaii-inspired Slider Shack. No, not the hula dancers... though we’re sure your coconut bikini would be welcome.
A New Korean Joint in Oakland
Here you go: a new spot that’s like the Korean equivalent of an izakaya (those salaryman bars where Japanese businessmen go to sake-bomb away their troubles). For now, it’s lunch—skewers and various versions of pork belly. But soon, you’ll get dinners with bacon mochi. Key word being bacon.