Things to do for October 29, 2009

The Weekender

Rattlesnake Sausage, Belgian Beers and Satan's Whiskers

The weekend will take that extra hour.

Thursday
Shotwell's Black Party...and Afterparty
MEN IN BLACK

Shotwell's Black Party...and Afterparty

In contrast to the weekend's costume madness, you'll appreciate Shotwell's dress code tonight: just wear black. Be rewarded with 10 percent off anything in store (including that Gythamander tie), drinks by donation and a tip about the afterparty at 800 Larkin.

6pm, Shotwell, 320 Grant Ave (at Bush), 415-399-9898

Friday
Cheap Drinks Done Right at Heaven's Dog
HAPPY HOURING

Cheap Drinks Done Right at Heaven's Dog

Ring in the ghouls with some Death in the Afternoon (absinthe and champagne), or some gin-soaked Satan's Whiskers—we thought Satan was more a bourbon kind of guy—both on the $5 happy hour list this week.

Through Dec 1, 4:30-6:30pm, Mon-Fri, Heaven's Dog, 1160 Mission St, 415-863-6008

Monday
BRU/SFO Belgian Beer Project
BRUSSELS SPROUTS

BRU/SFO Belgian Beer Project

Magnolia and 21st Amendment refuse to let you mourn the end of Oktoberfest. Instead, they joined forces to brew 12 Belgium-style beers and will slowly unveil them over the next four Mondays for a beautiful new thing we'll call Novemberfest. The first set debut Monday—but don't feel like you have to drink them all in one day.

Tuesday
The Petting Zoo at Bloodhound
ZOOROPA

The Petting Zoo at Bloodhound

Watch a chef team butcher a lamb and a goat while a whole hog roasts on a spit over an open fire (you grew another set just reading that). As if that's not enough, there will be rabbit crépinettes and chicken beer sausage in the mix. There's also a gratis bacon-inspired cocktail to complete the utopian culinary experience.

Wild Game Week at Big 4
ON THE HUNT

Wild Game Week at Big 4

If hand-butchered goat feels a bit, well, domestic, opt for crispy piranha chops, alligator panini, yak Wellington, and paella made with giant frog legs, rabbit-rattlesnake sausage and Nigerian saltwater prawns. The Big 4's Wild Game menu is so massive we suggest you take your time all week with it.

Nov 3-7, Big 4 at Hotel Huntington, 1075 California St, 415-771-1140

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