Put These August Food and Drink Events on Your Radar

Creative brunch for dinner, fog appreciation, an almost-meeting with Rene Redzpedi; anything goes to help fight off the blues this upcoming August. Will the sun come out? Will Outside Lands be freezing? No mater what, this month is filled with great food and drink to be had.


August 1st: Drink all the rose you can handle

Local cocktail aficionado Ash Rose Conway is the woman behind the blog Crafts and Cocktails, and also the blessed being who decided to dedicate a whole book to rose cocktails. Celebrate Rosé: Cocktails & Parties for Life’s Rosiest Moments is launched this month with an elegant party, at Williams Sonoma Union Square. Sip, learn and welcome the last month of the summer. $25, tickets are available here.


August 2nd: Appreciate the fog

Welcome Fogust with a special day at Off the Grid at Fort Mason: the second annual Fog Appreciation Night includes fog-themed food and drink items, from fog-shaped macarons to a special Frozen Kuhsterd fog-themed custard bar, dipped in white chocolate. Sip Magnolia Brewing Co’s ‘Cloud Cover’ double IPA, snag a copy of a signed copies of Karl the Fog’s new book for sale, and finish off with Ketel One’s will ‘International Fog’ cocktail as you dream of a proper summer. Free event, register here.


August 11th: Sample all the vegan food

Jack London square is very nice in the summer, especially when paired with light vegan bites from the best vendors in the Bay. Chef demos, a competition for local vegan vendors and other attractions await, and while the line-up is still being finalized, this would be one not to miss. Free event, register here.


August 15th: Dance, eat and sip with Timbuk2

Lately, Timbuk2’s Mission District HQ has been throwing some of the coolest parties in town. On August 15th, the store will host Timbuk2 Deconstructed, an art show and party to celebrate the faces behind the bags. See the works of street artist APEXER and textile artist Mansur Nurullah, as well as an array of installations, paintings, photographs, and poems from the brand’s employees. Music is provided by the sought after all-women crew B-Side Brujas, plus tacos from Cochinita, cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes, beer from Fort Point, and killer homemade margaritas to send you home dancing. Free, more details can be found here.


August 17th: Learn how to taste wine in peace

Intimidated by wine tasting in 2019? You’re not alone. DecantSF, a women-owned wine shop and space, is offering a range of tasting classes meant to inspire, not to scare. On the 17th, enjoy their first-ever Back to Basics class with founder Cara Patricia, from 3:00pm-5:00pm; get to know different wine regions, grape types and other details, and, of course, taste and taste again until you can tell the difference. Tickets are $30, available here.


August 19th: Eat Brunch for Dinner

If you haven’t been to Hilda and Jesse’s pop-up brunch experience yet, now is the time. Two talented female chefs, Kristina Compton and Rachel Sillcocks, are cooking up a storm with creative brunch-inspired dishes like Grilled trout with creamed corn curry, at the Marla Bakery space. $45, tickets are available here.


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August 24th: See purple with UbeFest

Even if you don’t know its name, you know you love it – ube, the Japanese purple yam, is a fixture in desserts and drinks, and at the end of the month it’s going to be be the start of a unique SoMa StrEat Food Park festival. Feast on ube rice krispies, ice cream and even ube crusted pizza, and don’t forgot to Instagram – the striking color is a likes magnet. $5, tickets are here.


August 27th: Get wild with Hungry, the book

When you tour the wilderness with Rene Redzepi, you write a book about it. Writer Jeff Gordinier was lucky enough to accompany Redzepi to an adventure in Mexico, and the result is Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World. On August 27th Gordinier will arrive to Omnivore Books, to talk about his experience and his book. A fan of Noma? Mark your calendar for this. $26 including the book, tickets are available here.


All month long: Try all the cool Square Pie Guys pizzas

Tried Detroit-style pizza yet? The square, crispy, delicious pizzas at the new Mission spot (1077 Mission St, San Francisco) are perfect for sharing (equal squares, anyone?) and the toppings are anything but ordinary, too. Try the summer elote corn, or the honey, broccoli and sausage version. Not into pizza, oddly? There’s also wings and sandwiches.

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