Things to do for September 11, 2014

The Weekender

Coffee, Tacos and Robot Bartenders

You wouldn’t believe the weekend if it told you.

Thursday
On the Matter of Your Caffeination
BALL OR NOTHING

On the Matter of Your Caffeination

This isn’t going to be easy. But let’s all get through this without thinking of Miley Cyrus. See, that great roaster that’s popped up around town finally has an actual café, with pastries from Marla Bakery. It’s called Wrecking Ball, and it was called that long before... other things happened.

Saturday
About That New Brewery at Your Place
ALL SANDS ON DECK

About That New Brewery at Your Place

Head to the new Black Sands microbrewery and restaurant, and you’ll see... neither microbrewery nor restaurant. None of that’s happening for a few months. In the meantime, there’s a little supply store stocked with all the hops, yeast, malt and equipment you need for homebrewing. To tide you over.

Sunday
A Bold New Beer-Brunch Entrant
BLUEPRINT IS THE WARMEST COLOR

A Bold New Beer-Brunch Entrant

You may or may not be watching football on Sunday. Either way, you’ll be content at Blueprint Tap Room’s brunch kickoff—they’ve got a couple 55-inch screens if you care, and brioche french toast with stout caramel whether you care or not.

Sundays through January, 10am-3pm, Blueprint Tap Room, 680 8th St (near Townsend), 415-796-2437

Building a Better Cocktail Robot
RISE OF THE MACHINES

Building a Better Cocktail Robot

Monday morning, wouldn’t you like to be the person who said: “Oh, not much. Just built a prizewinning robot bartender at DNA Lounge’s Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge”? Because who wouldn’t, really.

Tuesday
A Beautiful Taco Tuesday at El Mercado
TO EL AND BACK

A Beautiful Taco Tuesday at El Mercado

Hard to say why Taco Tuesday is a thing. Maybe alliteration is just that powerful. Don’t question it. Just quietly ride out your weekend, waiting for your moment in El Mercado with dominoes, cribbage... and tacos. Two with a beer: $8. Or with a mezcal shot: $10. Thanks, alliteration.

Tuesdays starting Sep 16, 4-11pm, El Mercado at La Urbana, 661 Divisadero St (entrance on Grove), 415-440-4500

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