Through December 24 – Through Christmas Eve, Copita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito is celebrating Las Posadas – The Pilgrimage – honoring Christmas in traditional Mexican style. Chef Joanne Weir and Sous Chef Dilsa Lugo are presenting a special dish and cocktail for each of the nine nights (it started this past Sunday). The first of the nine days of Las Posadas signals the full swing of Christmas festivities in Mexico with a party held each night in a neighborhood home. Copita is located at 739 Bridgeway in Sausalito.
Wednesday, December 19 – Monk’s Kettle is turning five this week and to celebrate on Wednesday, they are offering beers from each year that they’ve been open with a special menu to pair with them. Each of the beers and menu items is available a la carte as well. Click here for the entire menu. Monk’s Kettle is located at 3141 16th Street in San Francisco.
Thursday, December 20 – San Rafael-based Equator Coffee & Teas is holding a complimentary, exclusive pouring of the award-winning Geisha variety coffee, along with a selection of the company’s seasonal blends at Mokka cafe in Berkeley. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the coffee currently on their product line. Equator only roasts Geisha once a week because of its limited availability (it’s widely recognized as one of the best coffees in the world). The event is from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Mokka is located at 3075 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.
Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 – Chef Ravi Kapur is back at it, this time with a brand new partnership. His pop-up, Liholiho Yacht Club, is joining together with Naked Kitchen for a two night stay in the Mission. The dinner will feature a tasting menu in more of a supperclub setting. Tickets are $75 per person in the main dining room, $100 at the chef’s table, exclusive of gratuity. And it is BYOB. Seating is at 7:00 p.m. Naked Kitchen is located at 945 Valencia Street in San Francisco.
Saturday, December 22 – It’s the end of an era as the final Underground Market will be held on Saturday at SOMArts. The market was started by Iso Rabins in 2009 as a way to bring friends and vendors together and allow them to showcase different types of food and crafts. Unlike food trucks, it was a way to bring food and ideas together without the red tape involving city government. Rabins will still be helping local vendors with Forage Kitchen, a rental kitchen for those who don’t have a professional kitchen to work out of. The Underground Market will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and then again from 6:00 p.m. – Midnight. Cost is $5 at the door. Food, beer and wine will also be available for purchase. SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco.