4/10/2012 09:51:00 PM
Where to Catch Giants Fever in San Francisco
Rain or shine, here’s a short list of local spots determined to get fans of the Orange and Black into the mood. We'll be updating the list as the season progresses.
Psst. Do you have a favorite spot to watch the game? Spill your secret spots in the comments section.
Waterbar: In celebration of the home opener against the Pirates, Waterbar’s pastry wizard Emily Luchetti is hosting a Giants-themed cookie sale outside the Embarcadero restaurant. The one-day only bake sale, April 13, 11:30 AM-3 PM (or until supplies last) will feature edible tributes to our team’s top players such as Pablo Sandoval's Panda Prints (peanut butter and jam thumbprints), Brian Wilson's Chocolate Sea Salt ShortBEARDS, Timmy's PitcherSnaps and Buster Posey's Chocolate Chunk (we’re not exactly sure what that one refers to.)
Fior d’Italia: An old-school Italian ristorante seems like an unlikely spot to watch the game but hear this: from now until the end of May, every time the Giants hit a home run, every customer sitting in the bar (where its happy hour or not) will receive a free happy hour drink (beer, wine or cocktail.) Download your free voucher (courtesy of the deal site LocalsLike Us) here: https://www.localslikeus.com/DealDetail/147
Off the Grid at The Cove: Forget ballpark franks and garlic fries. OFTG trucks will pair up the Giants to host a mega tailgate party outside the stadium on June 13. Unlike most OFTG events, Dubbed Off The Cove 1 (hot on the heels of last week’s successful Giant McCoppin) will require tickets, which will include access to the pre-game food truck festival in Lot D starting at 4:30 PM, plus an Off the Cove-themed t-shirt, and a ticket to the Houston Astros game that evening. Partial proceeds will go the food incubator La Cocina. It’s a long ways off but our hunch is that tickets will sell out fast. Get them and more info here.
Caps off to the good folks at SF Eater for their Stadium Dining Guide, with its exhaustive breakdown of AT&T offerings, from view level down all the way down to center field.
One notable absence: the just-opened Anchor Plaza & Taproom, a new alfresco beer garden located on the promenade level of the stadium, pouring drafts of your favorite Anchor Brewing Company brews along with some bar bites.