10/18/2012 04:24:00 PM

Weekend Planner: Magnus Nilsson, Ryan Scott Brunch, Pinot On The River

Chef Magnus Nilsson will be all over San Francisco this weekend
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Magnus Among Us: The rising Swedish talent Magnus Nilsson (just don't call him a "New Nordic" sensation) is making the rounds in San Francisco this week. He’ll be cooking at Coi this Saturday and the guest of honor at Bar Tartine’s Sunday Smörgåsbord but sadly both are already sold out. But you can still catch him tonight for free as he talks about his first just-released cookbook “Faviken” at Omnivore Books from 6-7 PM, 3855 Cesar Chavez St.

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Ryan Scott Debuts Brunch in Potrero Hill: Now that he’s settled into his two quick-service cafes, Top chef contestant Ryan Scott will be debuting brunch service at his Potrero Hill De Haro St outpost of Market & Rye. The menu sounds sinful - donuts, French toast beignets, duck hash, burgers and fried chicken sandwiches- but note that while Scott was famous for his Brunch Drunk Love at Bruno’s, the new brunch service will not be serve booze, at least not right away. The restaurant is still waiting for its beer and wine license, but Rye or any hard alcohol for that matter, is not in the picture.  (Saturdays and Sundays, starting 8AM-4PM. 300 De Haro St, 415-252-7455).

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Pinot on the River: Get your fill of the most sought-after grape varietal in the world up in the Healdsburg Plaza this weekend which will be hosting a Grand Artisanal Tasting that brings together over 100 small-production West Coast pinot producers. Artisan food vendors will be also be there to soak up the tannins. (Sunday 12 - 4 PM, tickets are $75 for general admission, $100 for early entree, $125 for VIP tickets that gets you early entry and access to a Littorai seminar on the balancing act between terroir and blending, tickets available online or by calling 707-922-6362)


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