Things to do for August 22, 2013

The Weekender

Takeout Beer, a Meatball Truck and Gardening for Martinis

The weekend will be back in five minutes.

Thursday
Once Upon a Time: Meatball Truck
BALL OF AMERICA

Once Upon a Time: Meatball Truck

When we say “meatball truck,” you think meatballs. And... spot on. That’s just a spot-on way to think when we say that. Well, the new Red Sauce Meatballs truck has lots of those. It’s one of those making-a-whole-lot-of-sense kind of afternoons.

Why You’re Going to Oakland Tonight
GOOD FIL HUNTING

Why You’re Going to Oakland Tonight

A new Filipino restaurant just opened in Oakland. It’s called Kainbigan. Which translates to “Let’s eat, my friends.” Which sounds about right, considering you’ll be eating pork adobo, chicken afritada and Spam with garlic fried rice and a fried egg. Oakland always has the best Spam.

Now open, Kainbigan, 2101 14th Ave (at 21st), Oakland, 510-842-8591

Friday
Grab a Big Jug of Beer. Take It Home.
WISE OLD GROWL

Grab a Big Jug of Beer. Take It Home.

It goes like this. You walk into that little brewpub in the Mission called Cerveceria de MateVeza. You ask for a growler of beer like their Yerba Mate IPA or Sin Limon hefeweizen. They give it to you. You leave with it. You... no, that’s basically how it goes.

Saturday
Uh-Oh. Block Party.
BLOCKHEAD

Uh-Oh. Block Party.

There’s a block party on 20th this weekend. Flour + Water will be open for lunch for the first time ever. They’ll also have live music and a “booze garden” from the Trick Dog guys. Guess you get to make a joke about your martini thumb now.

Sunday
It’s Called the Bacon and Beer Festival
FEST EASY

It’s Called the Bacon and Beer Festival

Sunday is as good a day as any for chefs and butchers from over 25 Bay Area restaurants to converge upon the Fairmont and dispense exorbitant amounts of bacon upon you. And for over 20 breweries to dispense exorbitant amounts of beer upon you. Yep. As good a day as any.

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