Weekend guide / Musical scavenger hunts and trips to a 'Mexicatessen'

It's Friday, September 3.

Hey there, San Francisco.

Happy Friday and happy Labor Day Weekend. As we do at the end of each week, let's take a bit of a break from the news to see what's happening out there. Hopefully, it can spark an idea or two!

So without further ado... here are some things to consider for your long weekend ahead:


👨‍🎤 Take part in a musical scavenger hunt. The community radio station BFF.fm, which features shows like local favorite Roll Over Easy, is hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend to celebrate San Francisco’s live entertainment venues and music history. 

The event kicks off on Saturday at noon and concludes Monday at 8 pm. According to BFF.fm’s site, you can “play one day, all three, or just complete the missions that appeal most to you” and your team can have up to six players. 

BFF’s co-founder Amanda Guest didn’t share any of the clues with the SFGATE, but did say to wear comfortable shoes, bring snacks, and “prepare to get a little weird.” To participate, you’ll need to purchase tickets here.  


🏟 Catch a Giants game. The Giants have been on a bit of a losing streak lately and after being on top of the NL West Division for the entire summer, they are now tied for first with their rival Los Angeles Dodgers. That should make the Giants’ three-game series with the Dodgers at Oracle Park this weekend all the more interesting. 

As one reader wrote to me yesterday: “While we [the Giants] may be a lock for a wildcard berth, IMO the season is on the line this weekend.” You can check out tickets here


🇲🇽 Head to Tahona Mercado. Last week, a Mexican delicatessen, or “Mexicatessen,” called Tahona Mercado opened in Nob Hill and everything on its shelves looks awesome. As Chronicle reporter Elena Kadvany writes, “It’s a gold mine for home cooks and mixologists.” There are hard-to-find bottles of mezcal from Oaxaca, wine from Valle de Guadalupe, Oakland-made salsa macha, and much more. 

Also, Tahona doesn’t have a full kitchen, but still manages to serve up mushrooms and poblano stuffed quesadillas, carnitas tortas, and pastries from Norte 54. It’s located at 1168 Leavenworth Street. 


🏞 Day Trip to Point Reyes. As the Chronicle’s Tom Stienstra writes, “Amid a state filled with smoke, fire and Labor Day Weekend crowds, the best escape is to Point Reyes National Seashore in West Marin, which has clean air and plenty of space, an array of coastal hikes, beaches, [and] lagoons. 

Some hikes that Stienstra suggests include Chimney Rock, McClure Beach, and Abbott’s Lagoon. Limantour Beach is a magical spot as well. 


📸 Walk and see photos in The Presidio. Over 400 images are on display in The Presidio as part of a photo contest, capturing people from around the country enjoying their favorite parks. The contest is meant to drum up excitement in the area for the new Presidio Tunnel Tops park, which is slated to open next spring. 

The photos are located in four different areas of The Presidio, and the entire walking tour is around two miles long. Here’s a map. You can also view the photos virtually here.


That's all for today! Thanks so much for reading ya’ll.

I'll be out on Monday, so I’ll see you back here Tuesday. Have an awesome weekend and stay safe out there! - Nick B.

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