Weekend guide / Farmers' market food haven and Mission Bay bar crawl

It's Friday, May 14.

Hey there, San Francisco. 

Happy Friday! I’m writing with a sore left arm, fresh off my second shot (it was the Moderna, thank you very much). So if I cut this one short due to a sudden rush of chills, my apologies! I’ll be back in full force on Monday. 

But hey, don’t let me talk you into taking it easy this weekend. Let’s see what’s going on out there… 

😋 Eat at a farmers’ market food haven. Chronicle reporter Elena Kadvany had a good article this week highlighting the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market & Mercantile, which has become quite the culinary scene since it opened last summer. Notable vendors include Molcaxitl Kitchen, Gumbo Social, Churn Urban Creamery, Sunset Squares Pizza, Avast Bakeshop, and Driftwood Bread Co. The market takes place on 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara streets and runs from 9 am to 3 pm on Sundays.

🍻 Grab a beer at Harmonic Brewing’s new waterfront taproom. Harmonic recently opened its second Dogpatch-area location. This one is right near the Chase Center and has a big outdoor seating area that can fit around 100 people, the Chronicle reported this week. Maybe consider going on Saturday since there’s a Warriors home game on Sunday at 12:30 pm that might make things crazy. 

Also, if you do go, consider turning into a Mission Bay bar crawl. The brand-new New Belgium taproom, Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery, and Magnolia’s Dogpatch location are all within reasonable walking distance of one another. 

🚎 Ride Muni! Starting on Saturday, Muni is reopening all of its subway stations for the first time in over a year. Maybe hop on the N-Judah (or whatever your local line is) and see how it feels. Supposedly, Wifi was installed while we were away, so if you do end up taking Muni, check out what that signal strength is like underground. 

🌿 Attend a plant-based festival in SoMa. OMG! or Oh My Gulay (“gulay” in Tagalog translates to vegetables) is put on each quarter at the Kapwa Gardens, which is an outdoor event space and garden on Mission Street (between 5th and 6th) created as a part of the Filipino Cultural District. There will be food from the Sarap Shop, merchants like Mama Nature Plants, and workshops like “Moss Art 101.” OMG! takes place this Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and tickets are $5 ($1 donation to the Kapwa Gardens and $4 that can be spent with any vendor). 

🌖 Fight off those Sunday blues with a comedy show by the Orbit Room. I’ve always wanted to try the pizza at the Orbit Room bar on Market Street, but it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe that’s why Comedy Night at the Lunar Lot seems like such a cool event to me. For $23, you get pizza and a couple of hours of live comedy in an outdoor lot across the street from the actual Orbit Room. Its time (7 pm - 9 pm on Sunday) is a little odd, but it could be a fun way to end the weekend. 

Alright, that’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and go have some fun for me! 

Talk soon. - Nick B. 

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