Things to do for July 27, 2016

Found You a New Place to Drink Beer Outside

A Japanese-Style Beer Garden and a Mac-and-Cheese Festival Are Involved

By Lauren Sloss

Bright lights, big weekend.

Wednesday
Thursday
In Situ Does Dinner Now, Which Is Important
WE HAVE A SITU’ATION

In Situ Does Dinner Now, Which Is Important

You’ll recall In Situ, Corey Lee’s big-deal restaurant at the MOMA that recreates dishes from the greatest restaurants in the world. Right, well, they serve dinner now. Which means you have even more chances to eat things from Husk and Noma. So that’s pleasant.

An Oakland Garden Patio for Your Consideration
ALL’S FARE

An Oakland Garden Patio for Your Consideration

Should you find yourself in Grand Lake anytime soon, you’ll want to swing by the new Grand Fare Market. It’s full of things like housemade charcuterie and cheese, plus sandwiches and wines that you’ll probably want to enjoy on their light-strung garden patio. Not to be too presumptuous or anything.

Now open, Grand Fare Market, 3265 Grand Ave (between Santa Clara and Elwood), Oakland, 510-899-9610

Friday
A Japanese-Style Beer Garden by the Bay
JAPAN DO

A Japanese-Style Beer Garden by the Bay

In Japan, you can get beer topped with frozen foam. And turns out, you can also get it at Chaya’s summertime Matsuri Beer Garden, in addition to chicken wings on skewers and octopus tacos and stunning views of the Bay Bridge. Japan doesn’t have a Bay Bridge.

Saturday
An Entire Festival Dedicated to Mac and Cheese
BIG MAC

An Entire Festival Dedicated to Mac and Cheese

This Saturday, a mac-and-cheese-off will happen. It’s basically where over 10 food trucks and restaurants make you mac and cheese and you vote for whichever one you like the best. There’s also giant Jenga, beer and live music. But mostly mac and cheese.

Jul 30, 11am-9pm, $5-$20, 601 Mission Bay Blvd N (near 4th), tickets here

Sunday
Alite + Welcome Stranger + The Great Outdoors
TAKE A HIKE

Alite + Welcome Stranger + The Great Outdoors

Camping and summer just make good sense. Especially when said camping involves gear from Alite and Welcome Stranger’s Great Outdoors pop-up collaboration. Among your future findings: camp chairs, cooler packs and other things you need for the woods. Or Dolores Park. Which still counts.

Lauren Sloss requires a climate that allows her to wear motorcycle boots daily. She likes her bourbon neat and her martinis dirty, and would like to be the lead singer of a punk rock band when she grows up.

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