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Wine Riot Hits SF; A Benefit For Boston Victims

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SOMA—Those who enjoy wine but are intimidated by the atmosphere at big wine tastings should consider a different kind of big wine tasting: Wine Riot, a lively, pretension-free festival with 50+ wineries, experts answering any kind of question, a photobooth, temporary tattoos, and an app to log favorite tastes. It's going down in three sessions this weekend: Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening. Tickets are $60. [EaterWire]

SOMAFifth Floor chef David Bazirgan is a native of Boston, and he's holding a special event next Monday, June 10 to benefit The One Fund (for the victims of the marathon bombing), with snacks and drinks from the chefs of Serpentine and Namu Gaji and bartenders from Fifth Floor, The Hotsy Totsy Club, Chambers Eat & Drink, and Waterbar. Tickets are $50. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—In our piece on Big Gay Ice Cream's trip to town this weekend, we mentioned that founders Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff would be the featured "killers" at Sunday's edition of Truck Stop Cafe, the Truck pop-up from Jake Godby of Humphry Slocombe. Now, the menu is here: their last-meal blue-plate special is a tater tot casserole (as foreshadowed by Quint, who asked for something with tater tots), accompanied by an Old Bay coleslaw and a cheesecake based on the duo's chocolate-dulce de leche-salt cone, known as the Salty Pimp. Definitely click through to read their fake "killer bio." [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—This Friday is the 9th annual SummerTini benefit for CHEFS, a program that helps the homeless train and find employment in the food industry. A16, Nopa, Il Cane Rosso, Radius, and Boccalone are among the outlets serving bites, and cocktails will be provided by bartenders from Comstock Saloon, Elixir, Hakkasan, and Rye, among other spots. They'll have a live auction as well. Tickets are $130. [EaterWire]

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