|Wok-fried crab courtesy of Rice Paper Scissors|
Project Open Hand will be hosting the annual benefit luncheon Hand to Hand on Thursday; the three-course, sit-down meal will be prepared by 15 Bay Area’s chefs including Mark Dommen (One Market), Ben deVries (Luella's) and Emily Luchetti (Farallon). The luncheon will be accompanied by, fine wines, a cocktail reception, live entertainment and a silent auction (Thursday, 11 AM- 1:30 PM at the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, Find ticket links and more info here).
Although Off The Grid's Fort Mason Center soiree is on winter hiatus, they’ll be hosting a one-time Holiday Market this Friday featuring its regular line up of food vendors, craft brews, cocktails and live music. In addition, they’ll be a powwow of retail vendors on hand for your holiday shopping pleasure and a canned food drive onsite. 10% of the sales from all retail vendors will go to the San Francisco Food Bank (Friday 5-10 PM, Fort Mason Center, for more info, click here).
Chef Michael Mauschbaugh of the pop-up Sous Buerre Kitchen is gearing up to open his own brick-and-mortar restaurant on 24th St but will be hosting a final swan song dinner party at his adopted Mission home Sugarlump Café this Friday. The four-course family-style prix menu will feature vegetable fondue, Pacific Coast bouillabaisse, Rocky Road dessert and mignardise. Wines by the carafe will be available or BYOB for $10 corkage (Saturday, $45 per person, seatings from 5:30-10 PM, for reservations, go here).
Now that Crab Apocalypse has ended, the Vietnamese pop-up cafe Rice Paper Scissors will be soldier on with their plans for Crab House, a multi-course dinner centered around wok-fried salt & pepper Dungeness crab. Other dishes will include pork and shrimp wontons and truffle garlic noodles (Saturday 6:30-8:30 PM, $60 per person, held at 710 Florida St (at the old Florida St Cafe), for tickets, click here.)