Things to do for March 18, 2010

The Weekender

Raw Sake, 50-Cent Margaritas and Rooftop Cocktailing

The weekend is betting on itself.

Thursday
Raw Sake and Grilled Meats
SAKE IT TO ME

Raw Sake and Grilled Meats

Head over to Nombe tonight to kick off their inaugural sake and izakaya dinner. Start with four tastes of different zingy raw (unpasteurized) sake known as namazake. Pair them with a little halibut and black truffle soup, asparagus tempura and lamb belly. And if the first four sakes aren't enough, they'll have another flight at the ready. Because you can have cooked sake tomorrow.

Mar 18, 7pm, $45, Nombe, 2491 Mission St, 415-681-7150

Cocktails at SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden
RAISING THE ROOF

Cocktails at SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden

The SFMOMA officially joined the Thursday-night-at-the-museum scene, which means tonight you can fill up on coffee-inspired charcuterie and meat-inspired desserts from Bi-Rite, Bar Tartine and Blue Bottle Coffee at the rooftop garden. Then arm yourself with a few cocktails and explore the galleries. We think Picasso would approve.

Mar 18, 6-9:45pm, SFMOMA, 151 Third St (at Howard), 415-357-4000

Friday
March Madness at the Taco Shop
TACO MADNESS

March Madness at the Taco Shop

Nick is opening his doors at 9am tomorrow, tuning all 10 big-screen, high-def TVs to basketball and dishing out huge breakfast burritos like the chorizo/bacon/egg La Bomba. There'll be beer-by-the-bucket specials—and, if you stay late enough, dollar tacos and 50-cent margaritas will also be in your future. Odds are that won't be a problem.

Mar 19, 9am-midnight, The Taco Shop, 1824 Irving St, 415-566-8700

Saturday
Chocolate Body Frosting
COCOA PUFFS

Chocolate Body Frosting

Pretty much anything even tangentially related to the cocoa bean will be here at this eight-hour chocolate bomb of an event. We're talking 50,000 square feet of cocoa, including a live body frosting demo—no word on whether it's interactive.

Monday
Jewish Soul Food and Beer
HE-BREWING

Jewish Soul Food and Beer

Check out this extreme, nontraditional, Jewish-inspired beer dinner with Shmaltz Brewing's He-Brew. Expect Pastrami on Rye Sliders, bacon-wrapped sweetbreads and Amber Ale Braised Ribs from the a la carte menu. Yes, we know bacon's not kosher, but we're not going to say anything...

Mar 22, 7pm, Coda, 1710 Mission St (at Duboce), 415-551-2632

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in San Francisco