Things to do for May 21, 2009

The Weekender

Free Pizza, Soft Shell Crabs and Beer Gardening

The weekend is going long.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.

Soft Shell Crabs at Oliveto
CRABBING

Soft Shell Crabs at Oliveto

Now being served: soft-shell crabs fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. For now, they're served deep-fried with a peppery aioli-based sauce on a bed of watercress. Blasphemy, you say? Hardcore traditionalists who prefer their crabs the Old Bay way can BYO-OB.

Now through Aug, Oliveto, 5655 College Ave, Oakland, 510-547-5356

Palio D'Asti's Free Pizza
HAPPY HOURING

Palio D'Asti's Free Pizza

When a particular happy hour is this good—like free-pizza good—it's worth a reminder. This is that reminder: at Palio D'Asti, order two drinks and you'll get your pick from four tasty pies—including the prosciutto-topped Pizza Capricciosa and the meaty Siciliana—gratis. Check your spicy meatball jokes at the door.

4-7pm, weekdays, Palio D'Asti, 640 Sacramento St, 415-395-9800

Saturday
Beer Garden at San Geronimo Golf Course
GRAND OPENING

Beer Garden at San Geronimo Golf Course

Since nothing beats sinking a cold one after completing the Nicasio Loop, this bike-friendly beer garden—offering 30 brews—will be a great pit stop. No bike, no problem: load up on the fresh-grilled burgers and German sausages and hope that someone will peddle your satiated self home.

10am-5pm, weekends, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, 415-488-4030

Pétanque at Michel-Schlumberger
DRINKING GAMES

Pétanque at Michel-Schlumberger

Dust off your fake French accent for a few games of pétanque, played on three different playing surfaces (standard, indoor and bar-top). Not coincidentally, M-S just released its new Pétanque line of vino, which you can, of course, sample—presumably alongside Audrey Tautou look-alikes picking at their baguette sammies.

Sunday
Crawfish Boil at the Front Porch
BOILING

Crawfish Boil at the Front Porch

Short of hopping a last-minute plane to N'awlins, this is about as Big Easy as your weekend will get: endless crawfish, house-made sausage and ears of corn, not to mention beers by Louisiana favorites Abita Andygator—crack a couple open on the porch to enhance the mood.

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