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Taste of Potrero; Contra Chefs Visit Commonwealth

The scene at last year's Taste of Potrero event. [Photo: Taste of Potrero]

POTRERO HILL—Tickets are still available for the annual Taste of Potrero festival next Thursday, May 9th, which benefits the neighborhood's Daniel Webster Elementary School. Now in its eighth year, the festival has its usual killer lineup, with Commonwealth, Wise Sons Deli, Piccino, Hard Water, Chocolate Lab, and Comstock Saloon among the participants. Admission is $100 for unlimited bites and drinks, or $200 for a special VIP lounge featuring State Bird Provisions, Smitten Ice Cream, and Trick Dog cocktails. [EaterWire]

THE MISSIONCommonwealth's special dinner with Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn was a who's-who affair, and they're keeping the party going by bringing in two more special out-of-town chefs, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske of NYC's forthcoming Contra, on Thursday, May 16. The six-course tasting menu will be $80, with wine pairings an additional $40. E-mail them to reserve a spot. [Inside Scoop]

NOB HILL—Been meaning to check out new bakery Flour + Co.? If you love Stumptown coffee from Portland, which they serve on-site, you have your excuse: they're conducting a tasting and cupping session tomorrow, with experts from the brand and some bakery treats to assist in processing all that afternoon buzz. More info here. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—If you're interested in an entirely different type of bean, Dandelion Chocolate will host Hawaiian cacao farmer and trained botanist Daniel O'Doherty, who'll hold a free talk about growing and harvesting the precious plant for chocolate on Friday at 6 pm. Of course, any chocolate-centric event wouldn't be the same without some free samples, and they'll have those to snack on while you listen. Admission is free, but be sure to RSVP. [EaterWire]

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