The Bay Area’s Must-Do Events

M.Y. China – Crab Menu 


In celebration of M.Y. China’s 7th anniversary, the restaurant will be launching their annual crab menu. The special menu will offer 7 unique preparations of crab, all featuring two pounds of fresh Dungeness crab served in its shell. Available at market price, these dishes will highlight the crustacean’s outstanding natural flavor by skillfully pairing it with traditional Asian ingredients and cooking methods from 6 different Chinese provinces. The promotion will run from December 3rd through January 17th and will be available during both lunch and dinner service while supplies last. Each Dungeness crab is shipped to M.Y. China live and cooked to order. Therefore, when the kitchen tank is empty, diners know the crab have sold out! For access to the full menu, please see HERE!


Virgin Hotels San Francisco 


Commons Club is excited to announce their launch of weekend brunch! Executive Chef Adrian Garcia has put his own flare on the classics, offering an array of seasonal options with a California twist that showcase ingredients that have been thoughtfully selected from both local purveyors and top producers around the world. Taking place in Commons Club from 7:30 a.m -2:30 p.m, this new offering is worth waking up for! Highlights from the menu are included below and the complete menu is available here which will include an extensive beverage list featuring the Commons Club Bubbles Cart and Diane’s Bloody Mary Cart.


Huevos Rancheros Salsa roja, chorizo, cotija 17

Migas Chino farm eggs, jalapeno, salsa verde 16

Duck Confit Benedict Hollandaise, chicory, chive 20

Mary’s Chicken & Waffles Bacon, farm egg, maple 21

Breakfast Flatbread Smoked salmon, dill, creme fraiche 19

Tuna Tartare Tostada Avocado, capers, preserved lemon 17

Avocado Benedict Hollandaise, cream cheese, tomato 20

Uncommon Burger oven dried tomato, bacon jam, aged cheddar 20


And it doesn’t stop there! On November 16th and December 14th, 2019, Virgin Hotels SF will be hosting

Upside Down Tea, an event that would make the English swoon. Fitted with colorful sweets and an unconventional selection of boozy tea concoctions, this twice-only event will transport you across the Atlantic to a posh-er lifestyle. The menu takes a twist on the European afternoon tradition including a tea cocktail called the Golden Waffle Pearl (cinnamon toast crunch tea, sake, espresso cream) and a drink called Cherry Oh Baby (champagne and berries tea, gin, Chandon Rose and pomegranate)), finger sandwiches, macarons and pate de fruit. So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and family and live like the royals for a day, fancy dress and decorative hats optional. 


Golden Waffle Pearl – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Tea, Sake, Espresso Cream

Rooibos Greatest Hits – Vanilla Rooibos Tea, Rum, Cinnamon  

Cherry Oh Baby – Champagne and Berries Tea, Gin, Chandon Rose, Pomegranate

Flying Teapot – Happiness Tea, Citrus Vodka, Lillet, Quince


WHEN: Upside Down Tea – Two dates only: November 16 and December 14, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Commons Club Brunch – Available every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


TICKETS: Upside Down Tea 

November Tickets HERE

December Tickets HERE

Tea for 2: $80 (includes food and 2 cocktails) 

Tea for 4: $160 (includes food and 4 cocktails)


WHERE: 250 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103  





Perbacco is pleased to welcome the annual arrival of the prized white truffles. Truffles will be available throughout the holiday season from Monday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 24th. Chef Staffan Terje  will offer 4 dishes that pair well with truffles. Pebacco also will also offer truffles individually to any guest that want to purchase one for the table and have it shaved over each dish. 


How does it work?  Come in with a party of 2, 4 or more, choose the size of the truffle you want and they do the rest. Reservations can be made online or by calling 415.955.0663. 



Poggio Trattoria  


Executive Chef/Partner Benjamin Balesteri of Sausalito’s beloved Northern Italian trattoria,Poggio, celebrates Truffle Season with its 15th Annual Festa Del Tartufo Bianco is here  through Saturday, November 23rd. Enjoy Alba’s tartufo bianco (white truffle) shaved tableside atop Chef Benjamin Balesteri’s house-made Piemontese classics. The menu includes:


  • Carne Cruda | hand cut veal, quail egg, parmigiana reggiano 
  • Sformatino | roasted cauliflower, fonduta, medjool dates 
  • Tajarin | “al trentacinque rossi” the classic hand cut pasta, sage butter 
  • Francobolli | crescenza cheese filled pasta, brown butter, hazelnuts 
  • Risotto | acquerello 7-year aged rice, mascarpone cheese, chives 
  • Raviolo | ricotta and farm egg yolk filled pasta, brown butter 
  • Funghi Pizza | chanterelles, crescenza cheese, cavolo nero, garlic, farm egg 


Truffle season at Poggio generates much excitement each year so reservations are highly recommended. Reserve online or by calling (415) 332-7771.


Magnolia Brewing


Have you heard about Eclectic IPA Month? In collaboration with 21st Amendment Brewery, Magnolia Brewery will be creating 11 different IPAs for you to try this month – grab a Pint Pass, available at all Magnolia locations, to get started! Get your stamps by trying all 11 IPAs and you’ll be invited to join our brewers for a party at Magnolia Hall on December 2 at 6pm. There’s still time to collect your 11 stamps for November, so get those Pint Passes while you can!

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