Appetite: Swine fever, Alaskan obsession, Whiskey Wednesdays, Dungeness fritters, and more - Page 2

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We haven't tired of pig yet... I crave it most days. Meatpaper, food lover's choice for all things meat, celebrates the launch of Issue Seven: the Pig Issue. Oakland's Camino is the site of the party with their own Russell Moore, among other great pig chefs, like Ryan Farr and Taylor Boetticher, preparing fresh sausages, roast pork, pig tails, chicharrones, charcuterie, even gourmet corn dogs, plus vegetarian delights for the non-pig eater. Sponsors from Prather Ranch to Trumer Pils get in on the action. Sip cocktails, wine and beer while surveying whole-animal butchery demos from the experts. More details here:
6-9pm, $35
3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland
NO tickets sold at the door so buy in advance:

Sunday, May 3 - Pig-Out Party at Coffee Bar... with screening of Porky's
Coffee Bar and Ryan Farr’s 4505 Meats host a Pig-Out party to rival all pig parties (have you had enough of the pig yet?) This is one is unique... Mr. Farr gives a butcher demo with salty snacks (including his ever-popular chicharones), while Speakeasy “Big Daddy IPA” and Balletto Winery Pinot flow. 6pm means it's supper time with a buffet of meats (duh), charred carrots, potato and leek salad, greens and veggies, and the pièce de résistance: Red Waddle Heritage Pig Roasted on a grill and rotisserie. Dessert has to have pig in it, too: bacon, peanut butter chocolate brownies. Being at Coffee Bar means its fabulous coffee and espresso will flow with music from DJ Denizen until movie time. Yes, the whole shebang ends with a wall projection of none other than Porky’s. Need I say more?
3pm - butcher demo, beer, snacks; 6pm Dinner, $35
Coffee Bar, 1890 Bryant, SF.

Through May 3 - Special Alaskan tasting menu at Pacific Catch
You don't see Alaskan tasting menus too often. In fact, I'm hard pressed to remember ever seeing one. Which is why Pacific Catch's menu this week intrigued. Exec Chef, Chandon Clenard, pays homage to North Pacific seafood in his series of tasting menus, available at the 9th and Irving and Marin (Corte Madera) locations. With "The Last Frontier" menu, there's a choice of Alaskan King Crab soup or Alaskan halibut skewers to start. Main course is Hickory-smoked salmon with baby bok choy and black rice, and dessert is, what else? Baked Alaska with blackberry ice cream and spiked berries.
$26.95 for three courses
1200 9th Avenue



Whiskey Wednesdays at Fifth Floor
They had me at "whiskey". Head to the classy, but-not-stuffy Fifth Floor Lounge, upstairs in the Hotel Palomar for Whiskey Wednesdays. The whiskey flights (purely for educational purposes, of course) change weekly with three whiskeys from around the world. Yes, this includes our country's own beloved bourbons and ryes, along with the scotches, et. al.

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