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Patxi's Boston Fundraiser; New Persian Kitchen Dinners

Patxi's. [Photo: sylvaincarle/Flickr]

BAY AREA—If you're looking for a way to give back to the victims of last week's Boston Marathon bombings, consider going for some pizza at any Patxi's location next Thursday, May 2. They'll donate ten percent of all sales at lunch and dinner, dine-in or takeout, and law firm Hanson Bridgett will match the donation up to $10,000. The chain has decided to take on the project in honor of several employees who are native Bostonians and wanted to do something to help. [Grub Street]

THE MISSION/SOMA—Acclaimed cookbook author Louisa Shafia has just released her latest work, The New Persian Kitchen, and she's teaming up with Bar Tartine and Zaré at Fly Trap to do a couple of special dinners surrounding its publication. She'll visit Zaré first, on Saturday, May 4 for a three-course tasting menu representing different regions of Iran; admission is $49 or $70 with a copy of the book. Two days later, on May 6, she'll join forces with Bar Tartine's pickling and pastry chef Cortney Burns for a family-style Iranian feast; tickets are $85 before tax and gratuity. Book a table by calling Zare at (415) 243-0580, or Bar Tartine at (415) 487-1600. [EaterWire]

SAUSALITO—Negroni lovers should consider heading over to Poggio for an afternoon drink: they've got six different varieties of the classic cocktail available, from the standard Tony Negroni to variations with sparkling wine, white vermouth, and Cinzano. From 4-6 pm on weekdays, every variety is $5, and they'll throw in some free schiacciata, a Tuscan flatbread, to snack on. (Campari haters, they'll also have $5 wine by the glass.) [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—Do you make the best tamale in town (or just want to gorge yourself on the contenders)? Swing by Marshall Elementary in the Mission this Saturday afternoon for their first-ever best tamale contest. For a $20 donation, you can savor the tamales of local Mission residents, with the winner taking home $500. All proceeds will benefit school programs like field trips and team sports. The event runs from noon to 2 pm; more info here. [EaterWire]

Zare at Fly Trap

606 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 Visit Website

Poggio

777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 415 332 7771 Visit Website

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