Things to do for August 06, 2009

The Weekender

50-Cent Oysters, Bacon Making and Endless Beer

The weekend is taking no prisoners.

Thursday
Zuppa's 50-Cent Oyster Happy Hour
HAPPY HOURING

Zuppa's 50-Cent Oyster Happy Hour

You've got a growing list of dollar-oyster happy hours in your back pocket, but get ready to take your oyster love to the next level—we're talking 50-cent Fanny Bays from Washington State, washed down with $4 beers like Peroni and Anchor Steam and $5 wines. We dare say it's commitment worthy.

Weekdays, 5-7pm, Zuppa, 564 Fourth St, 415-777-5900

ESPN: An Offbeat Look at the Sports Film
FILMING

ESPN: An Offbeat Look at the Sports Film

This series of sports-themed films and documentaries—from soccer's Zidane to cycling's Sunday in Hell—brings you head-to-head with the raw emotion tied to the ups and downs of competition. However, Monday-night quarterbacking does not apply.

Friday
Warm Cookie Radar at Specialty's
FULLY BAKED

Warm Cookie Radar at Specialty's

Back in the day we had to lean on our senses to forage for dessert, but that's all changed now that we have the web. And, now, if you sign up to get email alerts from Specialty's, you'll never miss an oven-fresh cookie again.

Saturday
SF Chefs. Food. Wine. Urban BBQ
CUEING UP

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. Urban BBQ

When some of your favorite chefs, like Hubert Keller and Joey Altman, who also dabble in DJ-ing and rock and roll, set out to cook a batch of gumbo and grill ribs while mixing some tunes, you'll be glad to know that their music sounds as good as their food tastes.

$95, 6-10pm, Union Square, buy tickets here

Yes, We Bacon!
PORK BARRELING

Yes, We Bacon!

The deliciousness of bacon really isn't up for debate. We all love it. And now you've got the chance to learn how to cure and smoke your own. After this hands-on, BYOB bacon-and sausage-making workshop, your friends might start calling you the Don of bacon.

$20, 1-5pm, Aug 8, 3359 Cesar Chavez, 415-410-5735, get tickets here

Sunday
Locavore's Beer Dinner at Toronado
200-MILE BREW

Locavore's Beer Dinner at Toronado

Brunch might be the best weekend meal. So this extended, six-course Sunday brunch highlighting local ingredients (sourced from a 200-mile radius) prepped by Delfina/Delfina Pizzeria vets and paired with 15 local craft brews is the best of the best. You might want to block the rest of the day for a long nap.

$95, 11:30am-4pm, Toronado, 547 Haight St, 415-863-2276, get tickets here

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