Fine dine on the farm, read an Italian murder mystery and get your tequila on.
FOOD: AVERY ON THE FARMLet’s start with an amuse bouche - a fine dining culinary experience in the great outdoors: AVERY AT THE FARM by San Francisco Chef Rodney Wages, he is the money. Chef Wages is taking his concept to the home of his purveyors and culinary partners. Savor Michelin Star food among the vines or among the cows & sheep of Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. Head to the AVERY site to book your tasty VIP seat. You’ll be glad you did as Chef takes the pop-up concept to a whole new level.
MUSIC: ROLLING STONES "SCARLET"The wrinkled rockers - The Rolling Stones have just released an old song unearthed from the vault, from a 1973 studio session. The track SCARLET features Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. It rocks. It’s available for download NOW and can also be found on a Stones reissue of "Goat Heads Soup" due out in September.
DRINK: NATIONAL TEQUILA DAYGet your tequila fix on as part of National Tequila Day. Whether you love blanco or anejo, make a trip to a one stop shop 3 Badge Beverage Corp. in Sonoma, a few blocks off the square. Head to their online home for more. Founder August Sebastiani shared his fave tequila recipe, a PALOMA with PASOTE tequila.
HAPPENING: AT THE ZOOOAKLAND ZOO opens its doors once again and the animals are ready to greet you. Sign up for the LOLLAPAZOOLA - an online event this Saturday at 7 p.m. The East Bay habitat for lions, tigers, lemurs and bears oh my is finally allowed to welcome guests back. Attendees must get tickets in advance for entry and new social distancing guidelines are in place. Hooray for Oakland Zoo.
LETS PLAY BALL: OAKLAND A'SOakland A’s have their season opener tonight. Get the full season schedule, team info and more at the online home for the Athletics. First pitch at 7.10 p.m. v. Angels sans a crowd.
FOOD: WHO LIKES CHICKEN!One of my fave restaurants FOG CITY in SF has your Friday night eats sorted. Buckets of their crispy and juicy Fried chicken...a steal at $38 for a family bucket. Grab your sides as well! Mac n' Cheese, coleslaw, crispy fries or yukon gold mashed potatoes. One side for $7, two sides for $10. You can also enjoy brews and cocktails to-go. Curbside pick-up available.
MORE FOOD: JUANITA MORE POP UPDrag Superstar Juanita More and winner of the 3rd WILIAMS-SONOMA Drag Queen Cook off hosts a pop-up at DETOUR in SF. Order her tasty Mexican inspired cuisine today for pick up at DETOUR bar in SF. Happy Tummies!
READ: UPON THIS ROCKIf you love Italy and love crime fiction you will love this book by San Francisco author and my pal David Perry. To quote beloved writer Armistead Maupin who said this of the book: “Perry has written an elegant, twisty thriller in which a gay couple investigates a mysterious suicide in a scenic Italian hill town. It's not hard to imagine that this book could do for Orvieto what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah.”
EVENT: MONDAVI SUMMER SUNDAYSJoin me for Summer Sundays, a virtual event with Robert Mondavi Winery on Sunday at 4 p.m. The latest episode with musician Marcus Shelby is online now. The series features music, food & wine experiences too. Yours truly is the Host. Proceeds support music education programs in Napa Valley.
FESTIVAL: GET GROOVY WITH STERN FESTTune in and turn on to the BEST OF THE FEST on KPIX Sunday at 4:30 p.m. by Stern Grove Festival. This week super talented female artists are celebrated. Head to the festival site for new STERN GROVE T-shirts and new groovy face masks.
Enjoy your weekend - socially distance and wear a mask!
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