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Before you start counting the number of weeks until Labor Day, turn your attention to the bounty of simple and delicious culinary specials to be found in the city this season. From casual dinners to shots with pub games, free yourself of thoughts of fall with these fleeting celebrations of carefree, Summertime living.

Make play while the sun shines at Brewcade
Brewcade is bringing both fun and sun to their summertime happy hour with vintage video games and a newly expanded outdoor patio. After a session of Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, or one of over 50 arcade games on 24 machines, grab a seat outside to soak up San Francisco’s famous summer sunshine. Cool your thumbs post game with the newest libation from the Brewcade crew: a barrel-aged shot. Served bottled and chilled, this summertime blend of Cardamaro, Bonal, and Shima Senryo Shochu is similar to a wine cocktail, with a sweet nip reminiscent of vermouth. During the weekday happy hour, get a dollar off draft beer, cocktails, wine, or a house-made slushie, offering a bracing combination of sparkling grapefruit wine, Riesling and Brachetto.
When: Mon–Fri 4 PM–7 PM, through autumn
Where: 2200 Market St. #102, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Live for today with Tsk Tsk’s simple and satisfying fare, while the pop-up dream lasts
For a limited time, Tsk Tsk has popped up in the space that will begin hosting Horsefeather early this fall. Just opened on July 7, the pretenseless temporary venture is offering weekly drinks specials to go with their American pub fare—but only until the city approves needed remodel plans for the space. Barmen Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo are keeping drinks straightforward with house-made slushies, a boilermaker menu, canned beer, and classic shooters. Food truck and café concept BACON BACON serves up classic American bar fare with a porky twist such as Cobb salad with pulled pork and crispy belly, bacon fried chicken sandwich with bacon mayo and bacon, and triple bacon tacos. A bacon cheese burger rounds out the menu.
When: 6 PM–2 AM daily, for the next three to four months
Where: 528 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: 415 817 1939

Renowned chefs offer modern takes on heritage dishes with Middle’terranea from the MINA Test Kitchen
Starting July 23 and ending too soon, chefs Michael Mina and Adam Sobel will explore their Mediterranean heritage in a series of pop-ups at the latest iteration of the Mina restaurant empire, The Mina Test Kitchen. Held Wednesday through Saturday nights and inspired by the multi-course, family-style dinners of the chefs’ family table, these events will explore the flavors of Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, and Egypt with dishes such as heirloom tomatoes with toasted sesame, coriander blossoms and spicy lime dressing, and curry-fried cauliflower and chicken skin hummus with roasted garlic and dried cherries. Tickets are just $45—your dining adventure awaits.
When: Wed–Sat evenings, through October
Where: 2120 Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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