Put These February Food and Drink Events on Your Radar

February is here. After a never-ending, oh so easily broken resolution-filled January, the second month of the year marks a return to normalcy and routine. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be eating and drinking delicious things along the way. From a decadent duck dinner to a playful night of science and buzz, here are February’s food and drink events to put in your calendar.


February 1st: Eat Crimean Food

What is Crimean food, you wonder? Chef Anna Voloshyna, who runs a series of Black Sea-themed dinners through Chef’s Feed, explains the concept via an array of delicious, homemade dishes. Try walnut-stuffed eggplant rolls, samsa and chebureki (stuffed pastries) and quail plov (traditional rice dish) with a shot of infused vodka, and open yourself to foods unfamiliar and new. Tickets are $65.


February 6th: Get Buzzed at Cal Academy

Coffee and chocolate come together at this fun, science-inspired event. Taste coffee beans, sample chocolates, and listen to UC Berkeley’s Michael Alberto Gomez, plant and microbial biologist, talk about the survival of cacao plants. Finish with a DJ set, because why not. Tickets are $13.50.


February 7th: Try All the Pizza (Square or Round)

Square Pie Guys need no introduction at this point. For one day only, their famous pizza will go round, when they team up with Slice of SF for an extravagant dough and cheese party. Stuff your beautiful face with a pizza featuring a green sauce, garlic ricotta cream and hot honey (that’s right!) and sip on drinks – included in the ticket price. Tickets are $30.


February 9th: Decorate Cookies

Scala’s Bistro at the Kimpton Hotel is as romantic as it is lavish. That’s where Executive Pastry Chef Kimberly Bugler is teaching her unique cookie decoration class. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m, make beautiful cookies and enjoy bites like caviar cannoli and tuna tartar. Then, take your edible work of art home to surprise loved ones. And while at the Kimpton, check out Lizzie’s Starlight, a brand new rooftop bar at the hotel. During the day, the views are especially gorgeous. Tickets are $45.


February 14th: Celebrate V-Day with Some Meat and Booze

Alone or together, a good hunk of meat (if you’re a carnivore) can do no wrong. To celebrate Valentine’s, the beloved bar True Laurel is hosting a fancy three-course prime rib dinner pop-up, with prime meat served with sides like loaded baked potato and cauliflower creamed spinach. The bar’s famous cocktails will be available to support you through the night. $85 per person.


January 14th: Melt away with cheese

Who doesn’t love oozing, gooey, hot cheese? Beginning Friday, February 14th and until February 17th, the cheese all-star Cowgirl Creamery is hosting a four-day raclette pop-up at the Ferry Building. Dip veggies, pickles breads and prosciutto into melted Wagon Wheel cheese at Sidekick Cafe & Milk Bar, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, and bring all of your Valentines along.


February 16th: Have a Beer with a Side of Curry

Rich, spicy Japanese curry and cold beer are a match made in heaven. To celebrate Beer Week, Fort Point Beer is initiating a series of cool and informative events. We have our eyes on the curry, sake and beer night, featuring Sequoia Sake, special beers on tap and comforting curry dishes by chef Michael Black. Although it’s technically a free event, food and drinks must be purchased. Register Here.


February 17th: Obsess Over Duck

Some people (even a few ‘pescatarians’ we know) swear by duck. If you’re one of those people, February is your month, as the esteemed restaurant Lord Stanley rolls out its special duck dinner offering. For $130 a person, patronts can partake in the “whole bird”, plus liver parfait, consommé from the bones, leg and breast, as well as dessert. The dinner is available only February 17th-20th, and again from February 24th-27th.


February 22nd: Say “Cheers” with a Margarita

Surprisingly, February has National Margarita Day in the mix. The Brixton on 2nd is hosting a tasting to celebrate, from 4pm to 7pm. For $25, meet makers from brands like Patron, El Tesoro, and El Silencio Mezcal, and taste all the best agave products. Tickets are $25.


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February 26th: Debate and feast with Zai Divecha and Heena Patel

Food tastes even better when it’s accompanied by thought-provoking conversation. A night at Besharam, Heena Patel’s groundbreaking restaurant at Minessota Street Project, is promising to be all of the above; listen to Patel and artist Zai Divecha discuss their Gujarati heritage and current work, nibble on snacks and dinner, fold paper with Divecha and even, if 2020 has been kind to you, participate in an auction benefiting the Pratham Institute. Tickets are $150, available here.


All Month Long: Fuel and Slay at Indie Superette

Not our words, but theirs – the newest food offering by mega-star chef Michael Mina’s restaurant group is a casual lunch spot on Fillmore, offering healthful foods like adaptogen smoothies, grain bowls and good-for-you toasts, alongside a wellness market. Bring your yoga mat, for blending in purposes.

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Lord Stanley

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