Things to do for November 15, 2017

A Wine-Heavy Excuse to Break Out That Velvet Dinner Jacket

And a Wine Bar With Croissant Pudding for Good Measure

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
Thursday
What Was Lost Is Found Again at the Newly Reopened MAU
MAU HEAR THIS

What Was Lost Is Found Again at the Newly Reopened MAU

There were many tears and much lamenting when MAU announced that it was closing earlier this year. But now those tears can be happy ones thanks to a renegotiated lease and new dishes inspired by their chef's visit to Vietnam. Don't worry, your favorites are still there. You looked worried, is all.

Now reopen, MAU, 665 Valencia St (between Sycamore and 18th), 415-934-8889, see the menu

Friday
The Café de la Presse Team Has a New Wine Bar and Bistro
PLACE IN POINT

The Café de la Presse Team Has a New Wine Bar and Bistro

Time to welcome a new breakfast/brunch/dinner spot/wine bar off Union Square. It's Herlen Place, it's co-owned by a Michelin Star-earning chef and it's now serving everything from pork belly sliders to croissant pudding. Oh, and wine. Lots of wine.

Now open, Herlen Place, 334 Grant Ave (at Harlan), 415-391-0207

Saturday
Thanksgiving Food Is Not Healthy, This Food Is
TO YOUR HEALTH

Thanksgiving Food Is Not Healthy, This Food Is

Kitava—the gluten-free, optionally paleo food delivery service—has opened up a restaurant inside, you guessed it, the former McDonald's spot on Mission. Okay, you didn't guess that, but maybe pop in anyway for some delicious, healthy goodness to offset all the pie you plan on eating next week.

Sunday
So Much Ski Stuff, Such Small Price Tags
SKI MARKET

So Much Ski Stuff, Such Small Price Tags

Head to Spark Social on Sunday for a huge, "not your dad's" ski swap, where tons of different pro brands will be available at not-insignificantly discounted prices. We're pretty sure you can still bring your dad along, too.

200 Wines, 10 Bars and a Good Cause
GALA-VANTING

200 Wines, 10 Bars and a Good Cause

The Chefsgiving fundraising event for North Bay fire relief will end its weeklong run with a gala in the Ferry Building featuring 200 wines, 10 bars, small bites and an auction with prizes like a pack of 52 gift certificates to restaurants. Sounds like velvet dinner jacket territory.

What Else Is New

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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