Friday, July 22:
Concert in Blackhawk: While you can’t bring in outside alcohol, they will let you grab drinks from local restaurants and enjoy the music. This week’s band is Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute band. I remember these concerts being weirdly crowded and awkward, but that was during my teen years and being able to drink makes everything better. Free, 7–8:30pm.
Blackhawk Plaza, Danville
Saturday, July 23:
|photo from eastbayloop.com|
East Bay Food Fight: Live chef battles, cooking demos, and bites from 40 restaurants and alcohol providers, including Pizzaiolo, A Cote, Fenton’s, Flora. Look for pours from Linden Street Brewery, Drake’s, Ale Industries, and Rock Wall Wine Company. It’s looking like the event is sold out, so try and snag tickets on Craiglist, or maybe scalpers? Do scalpers do food events? I hope so, because that would be hilarious. “Yo, you need tickets to the foodie fest?” 4:30–7:30pm.Jack London Square, Oakland
Fig Tree (Pleasant Hill)
Seth MacFarlane opens a kitty sanctuary (okay, so maybe not totally pertinent to this blog, but kitty cats!!)
Gather’s open for brunch (Berkeley):
Remedy, inside the Berkeley Museum (Berkeley):
Creek Monkey Tap House (Martinez)
Organic produce stand at Swan’s Market (Oakland). Early hours and lack of other grocery goods the culprits?
John Birdsall gets serious about the tater tots over at Phil’s Sliders [EBX WTF]
Bauer’s impressed by Hawker Fare [SF Gate]
Ethan Kanat tackles SF’s gastro pubs [Bold Italic]