Coffee and beans at Ritual. [Photo: cfarivar/Flickr]
FINANCIAL DISTRICT—If you've ever thought about doing a taste test of local coffee roasters, the Commonwealth Club is happy to do it for you. On Tuesday, May 28, they're hosting a coffee panel with the head honchos of Four Barrel, Ritual, and Blue Bottle, with Tablehopper Marcia Gagliardi moderating. Before the chat, they'll host a cupping session for attendees to determine their favorite of the trio. Tickets are $25, and be advised that it starts at 5 p.m., so caffeine-sensitive sleepers need not apply.
SOUTH BEACH—As we mentioned in our poutine map a couple of weeks back, AT&T Park got poutine fries this year. Unfortunately, no one (including us) was quite sure where they were, and park management didn't get back to us about it. The intrepid Katie Dowd of Inside Scoop went in search of them, and found they're only served at Original Joe's in the corner of the left-field bleachers. Unfortunately, she also found that they're "caustically salty," and in the cold wind of the ballpark, the gravy congeals quickly. You might want to save your poutine dollars (and calories) for another venue, but we've updated the map accordingly. [Inside Scoop]
THE MISSION—Sushi spot Blowfish is expanding their horizons with Iza, a monthlong ramen pop-up by chef Ritsu Tsuchida, which begins tomorrow and will run through June 2. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am-3 pm in that period, Tsuchida will serve up his tonkatsu ramen, alongside some izakaya-style snacks and the usual full bar. [EaterWire]
SOMA—Heads up for advance-planning types who love wine: Slow Food has announced that its Golden Glass event will be held this year on Saturday, June 29, from 1-5 p.m. They'll feature around 80 wine producers who specialize in sustainable and biodynamic vintages, as well as an artisan food market. Tickets are $80. [EaterWire]