It’s Opera Night at Caffe Venezia. Members of the Berkeley Opera will be featured and a you can call ahead to reserve the prix fix menu: 3 courses for $35. (510-849-4681)
1799 University Ave, Berkeley
Pacific Coast Brewing is celebrating their 21st anniversary with a block party on Friday night. And on Saturday, you can buy beer at 1988 prices!
Fri, 10/16, 5-11 pm
906 Washington Street, Oakland
Speaking of brew, Linden Street Brewery is hosting Beer and Brats, a family friendly fundraiser. Eats include wood grilled pork, mini pizzas, chicken brats and other “organic delectables.”
Sat, 10/17, 12 – 5 pm
8 Linden Street at 3rd, Oakland
Free entry, bike valet provided
East Bay Evolution Bike Tours is offering a foodie tour on Saturday. They’ll meet at Charles Chocolates and make stops at Vik’s Chaat Corner, June Taylor Jams, Takara Sake and Two mile wines. Includes samples and lunch at Vik’s.
Sat, 10/17, 11:15 – 4:30 pm
Meet at Charles Chocolates, 6429 Hollis, Emeryville
Speaking of Charles Chocolates, it’s their 5th anniversary on Saturday. Chuck himself will be giving free tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and Kung Fu Tacos will serve dinner from 5 to 8pm or until supplies last (my favorite was the pork taco). And to stay with the theme, they’ll be showing Kung Fu Panda on the side of the building, starting at 7:30. Don’t forget to take blankets and chairs. Everything is free, but they want people to rsvp online for the open house and the movie.
Sat, 10/17, 1 – 9 pm
6529 Hollis, between 65th and 66th, Emeryville
What event does Franklin Square Wine Bar plan when it’s time to celebrate its 2nd anniversary? Swine and Wine! It’s All You Can Eat for $12 (roast pork and sides) with local wineries pouring barrel samples.
Sat, 10/17, 1-4 pm
2212 Broadway, Oakland
Camino is hosting an event for the legendary Paula Wolfert. She will be signing books at 6 and dinner starts at 7. It’s a 4 course meal of recipes from her newest cookbook: Mediterranean Claypot Cooking.
Mon, 10/20, 6 pm
3917 Grand Ave, Oakland
$75 for dinner and wine, plus tax and tip
Taste of Temescal is a “culinary crawl to scintillate your palates.” Originally planned for this past Tuesday, they decided to postpone because of the rainstorm. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate this time because it sounds like a fun event. For $ 25, you can get a taste from 20 restaurants including Burma Superstar, Barlata, Asmara, Pizzaiolo, Lane Splitter, Doña Tomás and Scream Sorbet. Proceeds will be donated to local schools and non-profits.
Tues, 10/20 6 – 8:30 pm
Telegraph Ave, between 40th and 51st
Wed, 10/21, 7-10pm
4173 Macarthur, Oakland
$5 suggested donation