What to Do This Weekend, April 16-17
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CUESA See Sat., April 16.
Sat., April 16:
Third Annual Goat Festival
Ferry Plaza, at the Embarcadero, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy free samples of all things goaty, from lotion and milk to yogurt and confections like fudge and caramel. Also panel discussions and cooking demonstrations. Complete description here.
Oyster Bliss XX
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, 1605 San Pablo (at Cedar), Berkeley, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wine importer Kermit Lynch and staff have carefully curated a selection of wines to pair with oysters from Monterey Fish for a parking lot feast. Chez Panisse/Eccolo alum Chris Lee will also be grilling up sausages. Complete description here.
Art of Chai Class
Mission Creek Kitchen, 550 Alabama (at Mariposa), 2-4:30 p.m.
The Chai Cart's Paawan Kothari is teaching a class tracing the drink's history and culture in India, different methods for making, and how to choose its main components, plus an overview of Indian street snacks (chaat). Complete description here.
Sun., April 10:
A Taste of Tamales by the Bay
San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams (at Alameda), noon-4:30 p.m.
Upscale tequila paired with scads of tamales from local purveyors. What else do you need? Complete description here.
Jug Sundays/TomKat Preview at Sutton Cellars
Sutton Cellars, 601 22nd St. (at Illinois), 2-5 p.m.
Sutton Cellars continues Jug Sundays with new food-truck vendor TomKat, from Thomas Thong (the Slanted Door, Heaven's Dog) and Danny Louie, who bartends at Alembic. Complete description here.
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, Buchanan at Marina, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
It's a hedonistic day-long cocoa fest, with vendors from all over the world offering samples, special tastings, wine pairings, and more. Complete description here.