What To Do This Weekend, Feb. 11-13
Fri., Feb. 11:
Food, Wine, and Amore at the Ferry Building
Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), 5-8 p.m.
Affordable hors d'oeuvres, Napa Valley wine, candlelight, classical music, and more at the eighth annual Food From the Heart event. Proceeds go to Slow Food San Francisco. Complete description here.
S.F. Brewers Guild Opening Gala
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 5-9 p.m.
To kick off SF Beer Week, enjoy special release beers from over 35 regional breweries, food pairings from local purveyors like 4505 Meats, and collectible stemmed glassware to take home. Complete description here.
Sat., Feb. 12:
TED Talk on Sustainable Food
2230 Livingston St. (at Cotton), Oakland, 7:30 a.m.
Head to the Numi Tea Garden in Oakland for an all-day webcast of sustainable food superstars including Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis (makers of King Corn), Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute, and Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA. Complete description here.
Eleventh Annual Double IPA Festival
The Bistro, 1001 B St. (at Main), Hayward, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Satisfy your hop craving with over 60 Double IPAs to choose from, including Russian River Brewing's annual elusive hop bomb, Pliny the Younger. Complete description here.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Beer Dinner
La Trappe Cafe, 800 Greenwich (at Mason), Happy hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7
Jef Versele of Belgian brewery Van Steenberge joins revelers in "an evening of gluttony" (beers paired with unique chefs' creations). Complete description here.
Cibo per Strada at the Punchdown
The Punchdown Wine Bar, 2212 Broadway (at Grand), Oakland, 5-9 p.m.
Hannah Hoffman's hit a slight snag in plans to roll out her Cibo per Strada food truck, but it's not deterring her from doing a pop-up dinner with D.C. Looney and Lisa Costa of the Punchdown. Complete description here.
Sunday, Feb. 13
Kaylan S./Yelp Sweets from Knead Patisserie, who'll be at SFoodie's One Love bake sale.
SFoodie's One Love Bake Sale
La Victoria Mexican Bakery and Cafe, 2937 24th St. (at Alabama), noon-4 p.m.; cash only
In honor of V-Day, a baker's dozen of SFoodie's favorite pastry shops sell sweet treats to benefit the San Francisco City Clinic. Complete description here.
The Bruery Beer Dinner
Fat Angel, 1740 O'Farrell (at Fillmore), 5:30-10 p.m.
Enjoy four dishes from this Fillmore gastropub, paired with beers from SoCal brewing titans The Bruery. Special beers offered, including a bourbon barrel-aged version of its Two Turtle Doves. Complete description here.
Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Pairing
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, 1 South Park (at Second St.), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
AGCK is commemorating SF Beer Week with a sandwich and brew matchup, including an instructional on engineering a champion grilled cheese, along with a sandwich sampling and tasting of craft beers from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Complete description here.
Food Porn at Lafitte
Lafitte, Pier 5 (at the Embarcadero), starting at 6:30 p.m.
Chef Russell Jackson has a surprise "Food Porn"-themed menu planned, sure to be inventive and unconventional. Complete description here.