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San Francisco Bay Area Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Learn to can tomatoes and more this month! [Photo: Marisa McClellan]

Looking for something to do this weekend and in the weeks to come? Here's our roundup of cool food and drink events in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Saturday (August 31)

Sugarfoot Grits at Dear Mom
Saturday, August 31, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A brunch popup at Dear Mom featuring southern cheese grits from Sugarfoot Grits. 2700 16th Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

Sake Introductory Class at Izakaya Yuzuki
Saturday, August 31, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Join Yoshihiro Sako for a class on the basics of sake at Izakaya Yuzuki. You'll learn about the history of sake as well as how to taste and order it at a restaurant. $40. 598 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA; RSVP by email

Sunday (September 1)

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration
Sunday, September 1 & Monday, September 2, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the crush season with over 40 Livermore Valley wineries with wine tasting, arts and crafts, activities and music. There will also be Winemaker discussions on Monday. $55 Advance, $49.50 Groups of 10+, $65 Day of Event, $10 Designated Driver. 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore, CA; event details

Monday (September 2)

Labor Day BBQ at Homestead
Monday, September 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Come to Homestead for a buffet style Labor Day BBQ, featuring BBQ pork ribs and beef brisket, corn on the cob, panzanella salad, peach cobbler, and more. $20 Adults, $10 Kids, Cash Only. 4029 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA; 510-420-6962

Wednesday (September 4)

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[Photo: Joshua Bousel]

Kickin' It With Condiments: Make Your Own Mustard at Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Learn how to make your own mustard with Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles. She'll guide you through the process and introduce a few unique flavor combinations. Feel free to bring your own beer as a base for your mustard. $38. 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

Friday (September 6)

Jack's Night Market
Friday, September 6, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Come to Jack London Square for the last Friday Night Market of the summer in a celebration of all that is Oakland-made. All beer and wine sales from Jack's Night Market benefit the Sustainable Business Alliance and Oakland Grown. Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA; event details

LUCKYRICE Feast San Francisco
Friday, September 6, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New York's LUCKYRICE is bringing its annual celebration of Asian food and drink to the Ferry Building for one night only. $88 General Admission. 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA; event details

Saturday (September 7)

2nd Annual Charity Brewfest & Street Fair at Pyramid Alehouse
Saturday, September 7, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
107.7 The Bone and CAL Fire are hosting the 2nd annual Bone BrewFest at the Pyramid Alehouse & Brewery in Berkeley. The event is free, with beer tickets available for purchase, and surrounding streets will be closed to make room for food trucks. $25. 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA; event details

Fall Open House: Tools to Table at The Crucible
Saturday, September 7, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At The Crucible's fall open house, learn how artisan tableware is made—from cups in their glass department, to silverware straight from the smithy. Free. 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA; event details

Sunday (September 8)

Gluten-Free Cooking at Tante Marie
Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Tante Marie's Laurie Gauguin for a one day workshop on gluten-free cooking. You will learn about wheat-free flour alternatives, flour blends, gluten-free substitutions for common ingredients, and secrets to creating the best-textured baked goods. $195. 271 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA; event details

Batch Made Market
Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you miss the Underground Market? Come to the first Batch Made Market! Featured vendors include Wrecking Ball Coffee, Ellen's Kimchi, Powered by Pork, Plumeria Flours, Sugar & Spun cotton candy, and many more. $5 at the door. 55 Duboce Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

Sunday, Bloody Sunday Battle at Scala's Bistro
Sunday, September 8, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Ten of the Bay Area's top bartenders will converge on Scala's Bistro for a battle to determine "San Francisco's Best Bloody Mary." Spectators will get to sample each Bloody Mary and bites from Chef Larry Finn's new brunch menu. $30 General, $40 VIP. 432 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

Monday (September 9)

Tomato Can Jam at 18 Reasons
Monday, September 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn how to preserve tomatoes with Shakirah Simley, Community Coordinator and Canner-in-Residence for Bi-Rite. Participants will take home a tomato canning guide and jars of in-class concoctions. $55 Members, $65 General Public. 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

Tuesday (September 10)

Kermit Lynch Dinner Series at Range
Tuesday, September 10, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant will be hosting their final dinner of their summer series at Range restaurant. Four-course prix fixe tasting menus will be tailored to pair with wines from Kermit Lynch's top producers. $100. 842 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 282-8283; event details

Wednesday (September 11)

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[Photo: Colin Price]

Josey Builds a Bakery, a film by Claire Major and Najeeb Tarazi at 18 Reasons
Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
18 Reasons will be screening this film featuring Josey Baker, Jodi Geren, and Jeremy Tooker from Four Barrel Coffee as they work together to open The Mill. Participants will also enjoy a sourdough starter lesson with Josey—plus toast! $20 Members, $25 General Public. 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; event details

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