Weekend Planner: Food Flicks, a Picnic and Pop-Up BrunchBy Tamara Palmer
April 4, 2014
Friday through Sunday
Selections from The Food and Farm Film Festival are screening all weekend at the Roxie Theater. Among this year's offerings is a program of shorts about urban farms, a Belgian love story about mussels and a deep look at the fruit hunters of Borneo. 3117 16th Street; 415-863-1087.
Have a pop-up brunch with Les Elements' Louis Villavelazquez (who is also a former Absinthe pastry chef and current culinary instructor) at 11 AM at Dear Mom. Lately, he's been crafting dishes such as chocolate-stuffed French "toast" with burnt cinnamon whipped cream and blood orange marmalade, charred fig leaf and potato biscuit with mushroom jus and soft scramble and beef cheek and blood tart with egg yolk dressing and seasonal greens. He'll also return on April 12. 2700 16th Street.
Eater SF spots Spontanfest, a celebration of sour and wild yeast fermented beers going down from noon onwards at The Trappist. Labels repped include Allagash, Cantillion, Mikkeller, and Russian River. 460 Eighth Street, Oakland; 510-238-8900.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio returns this weekend, running each Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM through October 26. Throw down a blanket and enjoy cocktail and fizzy "bubble bar" service that comes to you; this year's offerings include Bloody Marys, Mimosas (regular and frozen), Kentucky Mules, strawberry Pimm's Cups and sparkling wine. Or if you're feeling active, there's tournaments by City Cornhole, bocce ball, croquet, horse.shoes, kites and even yoga classes. Expect a mix of food trucks and restaurants, including Nopalito, Kasa Indian, and Wise Sons. There's more of an emphasis on take-home foods this year, too, with weekly showcases of Good Food Awards winners and more. And stay tuned for the season premiere of the weekly evening event OTG Twilight at the Presidio on April 10. 103 Montgomery Street.