Things to do for August 28, 2009

The Weekender

Beef-Fat Burgers, Whole-Roasted Pig and Breakfast at Bars

The weekend is all about the weekend.

Mission Burger and Fries

Mission Burger and Fries

Gracing the deli counter at Duc Loi market are the guys from Mission Street Food, serving up 1/3-pound burgers made of brisket, short ribs, and chuck and seared in beef fat. There's also a vegan burger, but if you're looking to get your veggies, we recommend the fries.

Daily (except Thurs), 12pm, Mission Burger, Duc Loi, 2200 Mission St, 415-551-1772

Batter Bakery Kiosk Now Open

Batter Bakery Kiosk Now Open

Flowers, chocolate and cupcakes are surefire ways to impress a woman (along with your charming wit, of course). So this pop-up bakery in a former flower stand has your back. Pick up cupcakes and brownies for her, then snag a few secret-recipe Sand Angels (a snickerdoodle/molasses cookie hybrid) for the road.

7am-4pm, Mon-Fri, Batter Bakery, 555 California St, 415-706-8076/994-4944

50% Off at Rolo

50% Off at Rolo

The August fog is giving way to September sun right about now. So you might want to pick up a few things at Rolo like choice Filippa K classics, some G-Star jeans and jackets along with select Nom de Guerre, Acme and Band of Outsiders at 50 percent off. Because summer is the new fall.

Rolo, 1301 Howard St (at 9th), 415-861-1999

Ferragosto at Piccino

Ferragosto at Piccino

In honor of this Italian feast day, there'll be a whole pig roasted in a Cuban La Caja China box (the Cadillac of roasting boxes), along with grilled Padrón peppers, sausages, and the usual menu of pizza and salads and plenty of vino. Then take a cue from the Italians and extend the celebration for the entire month.

Noon, Sun, August 30, Piccino, 801 22nd St, 415-824-4224

Chop Bar Opens in Jack London Square

Chop Bar Opens in Jack London Square

This East Bay wine bar that also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner is a concept we'd like to see more of. In the meantime, this is your spot for about eight different wines on tap, small plates and the option of outside seating under the sun—another thing we'd like to see more of.

Opens September 1, Chop Bar, 247 4th St, Oakland, 510-834-2467

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