Things to do for May 07, 2009

The Weekender

Speakeasy Dining, Endless Kimchi and McQueen's Bike

The weekend wants to give a shout-out to Mom.

Thursday
Pop-Up Restaurant Debuts at Bruno's
STEAKOUT

Pop-Up Restaurant Debuts at Bruno's

You'll want to eat and drink downstairs too, but the 35-seater '50s Vegas casino-inspired, speakeasy-ish room where you'll feast on filet mignon and prime rib prepped by ex-Slow Club and Bar Tartine chefs—is worth walking up a flight or two.

Tajine Opens in Heights
DINING CLUB

Tajine Opens in Heights

Following in the Nick's Crispy Tacos/Rouge footsteps, Tajine and Heights look to be your other standby eatery/nightclub combo down the street. Fill up on Moroccan specialties like tajines (naturally) and basteya in prix fixe or à la carte form, then in true Nick's/Rouge fashion, get a quick bite and go.

5-10pm, open May 7, Heights, 2080 Van Ness, 415-409-0652

Saturday
Vintage Motorcycles at Quail Lodge
REVVED UP

Vintage Motorcycles at Quail Lodge

Not that you need a reason to go to Carmel, but Quail Lodge's 100-long lineup of classic sports and racing bikes—including the '63 Triumph driven by Steve McQueen—set up on the lawn of the driving range would be one.

$65, Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley Greens Dr, Carmel, 877-734-4628

DADDY HOOKUP: First five to email here will get a pair of free tickets

First Annual Kimchi Contest
IN A PICKLE

First Annual Kimchi Contest

Weigh in on your pick for the best iteration of Korea's national delicacy at Saturday's kimchi extravaganza. Even though this pickled dish is traditionally made with spicy cabbage, no vegetable is off the table for the competition—consider that fair warning.

Sunday
SFMOMA Rooftop Garden Opens
VIEWING

SFMOMA Rooftop Garden Opens

You can probably thank foggy days for the lack of rooftop oases in this city, but we're happy to report that, as of Sunday, you can add the SFMOMA's—with sculptures, city views and Blue Bottle Coffee (starting Tuesday)—to that short list.

No cost, May 10, SFMOMA, 151 Third St, 415-357-4000

Wednesday
BBQ and Bourbon at Bloodhound
PIGGING OUT

BBQ and Bourbon at Bloodhound

Down a bacon-infused bourbon old-fashioned or two, then watch 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr butcher and prep a 200-pound pig for the grill. If that's not enough, there's also rotisserie pork, corn dogs, sausages and the crowd-favorite chicharrones for your devouring pleasure.

$25 (all the meat you can eat), 6-9pm, May 13, Bloodhound, RSVP here

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