Toss back PBRs in honor of the SF bag-maker's 20th, then head to one of the bag-design stations to craft your ultimate messenger-bag masterpiece. Or, leave it to the experts: you stick with the beer drinking, then get a one-of-a-kind, local-artist-designed bag to go.
Things to do for June 11, 2009
750 Pounds of Pork, Tequila-Chocolate Shooters and Bottomless Wine
The weekend is going all-out.
For the first (and likely only) time, you'll taste the marriage of two iconic local products—St. George Spirits and Recchiuti Chocolates—rolled into various boozy shooters. You'll have your fill of sweets spiked with tequila, absinthe, sazerac, grappa and a chocolate liqueur—because even chocolate could use a kick.
It doesn't get any better than a blistered, thin-crust slice fresh from the wood-burning oven—unless there's a virtually bottomless supply of pinot and you're surrounded by redwoods and vineyards…and you get the whole pie.
While five 100-pound heritage-breed pigs cooked head-to-toe by five pork-peddling chefs from restaurants like A16 and Boulevard are quite the draw, sampling wine from the winery that Barack and Michelle toasted with on their famed date night—Hirsch Vineyards—makes for an even more memorable Sunday. That, and pig-infused truffles.
Crawfish flown in fresh from Louisiana day-of, sold by the pound ($9/lb) and $3 20-ounce pints of Magnolia's craft brews, along with the usual suspects—corn, potatoes, andouille sausage and cornbread—make it easy to imagine summer on the Bayou (despite the fog by the Bay).
If Sunday didn't sate you, Ryan Farr's back butchering a 250-pound Duroc pig and throwing it on the grill. You'll also find homemade corn dogs, pulled-pork sliders and chicharrones, along with bacon-infused bourbon. If that doesn't do it, we don't know what will.