These are advertorial blurbs that I created for Tasting Table San Francisco.
Friday, 4/27 7 p.m.
drinks http://www.friendssfpl.org/?Imbibe Literary Libations
Check out San Francisco Public Library's members-only cocktail party IMBIBE at the Western Addition branch tonight. Join filmmaker Kevin Epps, author J.R. Valrey and jazz group Broun Fellinis for a night of fun in the stacks. Gussie's Chicken & Waffles and 1300 on Fillmore will keep you fed as 21st Amendment, Snap Ginger Liqueur and Sharp Cellars pour their potables. To become a member, click here or sign up at the door. SFPL Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St. (at Geary Blvd.); 415-355-5727 or sfpl.org
Monday, 4/30 8:30 p.m.
cooking http://www.jasperscornertap.com Bogie at Jasper's
Bogie at Jasper’s
Monthly movie Monday is back at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen. This time, they'll be showing the classic San Francisco film The Maltese Falcon. And what's a Humphrey Bogart picture without a cocktail in hand? Jasper's has you covered with its Spade & Archer ($10), containing rye, vermouth, cynar, orange and peach juices and lemon bitters. Other specials include spicy togarashi popcorn ($4) and pork sliders ($3). Jasper's Corner Tap, 401 Taylor St. (at O'Farrell St.); 415-775-7979 or jasperscornertap.com
Friday, 4/20 8:30 p.m.
Put on your college T-shirt and head to the Beer Olympics at Impala in North Beach for your chance to prove that you can still sink that front cup like Kobe. There are food and drink specials (five beers for $10!), which should help facilitate your eagerness to play beer pong, flip cup and relays. Impala, 501 Broadway (at Kearny St.); or
Saturday, 4/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check out San Jose’s Taco Festival of Innovation and discover or redefine your personal carnitas threshold. If pork isn’t your thing, you’ll have plenty of options as 30 food trucks descend on San Jose to bring you tacos filled with everything from galbi to ice cream for $2 apiece. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by clicking here. History Park, 1650 Senter Rd. (San Jose); sjtaco.com
Friday, 3/23 5 to 8 p.m.
Magnolia is staging a Tap Takeover on Friday night at Steep Brew, the new tap room at . Nearly every beer aficionado's palate will be catered to with delicious local beers, including Magnolia’s Kalifornia Kölsch, Proving Ground IPA, and Out With the Old Ale. Also available on cask will be Magnolia’s New Speedway Bitter. Whole Foods Steep Brew, 450 Rhode Island St. (at 17th St.); or