Things to do for March 28, 2018

Two New Taprooms, Crawfish Boils at Alba Ray's and All-Day Easter Brunch at Bluestem

Repeat: Your Brunch Plans Are About to Take Place at Night

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
A Brooklyn Taco-and-Margarita Staple Comes to Napa
GRAN IDEA

A Brooklyn Taco-and-Margarita Staple Comes to Napa

Gran Electrica, Brooklyn mainstay for authentic Mexican street food and unique margaritas, has just opened a Napa outpost serving the likes of mixiote with housemade tortillas alongside margaritas de remolacha with beet juice, which you can either enjoy inside or on their huge patio. Oh, you've already decided.

Friday
Two New Taprooms for Your Getting-Out-of-the-City Pleasure
DOUBLE TROUBLE

Two New Taprooms for Your Getting-Out-of-the-City Pleasure

Speaking of getting out of the city, Original Pattern Brewing has just opened a taproom in Oakland and Henhouse Brewing has done the same in Santa Rosa, which they'll also be inviting food trucks to. It's probably best to insert yourself in that equation somewhere, is all we're getting at.

Saturday
Calling All Lunch-Enjoyers
GOLD SCHOOL

Calling All Lunch-Enjoyers

Popular Oakland spot Stay Gold Deli has just opened their North Oakland outpost, meaning there are now two places where you can spice up your lunch with a charcuterie and cheese plate or a Ranch Hand sandwich with slow-smoked pulled pork, pepper jack, coleslaw and roasted poblanos. You get that? Two.

Alba Ray's Will Now Throw You a Crawfish Boil
SHOCK AND CRAW

Alba Ray's Will Now Throw You a Crawfish Boil

The Mission's NoLa soul food spot is really upping the ante with its new crawfish boils. You and a friend or several can opt in for a boil that includes boudin balls, charbroiled oysters, beignets and crawfish by the bucket. All foods should be measured by the bucket.

Tues-Sat, $49/person, Alba Ray's, 2293 Mission St (at 19th), 415-872-9409, 72-hour notice required for reservations, reserve here

Sunday
All-Day Easter Brunch at Bluestem Brasserie. And... Go.
EASTER MIRACLE

All-Day Easter Brunch at Bluestem Brasserie. And... Go.

On Easter Sunday, one of the best places for brunch is paying homage to the biggest brunch day of the year by offering that meal from open to close. Finally, you can realize your dreams of French toast with bourbon syrup for dinner. Assuming you've been dreaming correctly, that is.

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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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