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Secret Bees in Hayes Valley; A Sock Hop Rumble in Oakland

Plus happy hour for Francophiles and a pairing menu from Mason Pacific.

Nick Vasilopoulos

MARINA— If your coworkers aren't feeling the after-work pick-up scene at Balboa Cafe, take them to the quieter, cozier Cafe Claude Marina for happy hour. The new menu launched this week with $3 beers, wine for $1/ounce and bistro bar bites like pommes frites and baguette sliders for $2. Happy hour goes from 4:30pm-6:30pm, Monday- Friday. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDBoot and Shoe Service is celebrating five years of delicious pizza with a Sock Hop Rumble this Saturday (12/7) from 5pm-10pm. Enjoy hot dogs, sliders, Jell-O shots and a twist contest, with music from The Chuckleberries. Admission is free. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEYJardinière, Traci des Jardins' fine-dining restaurant in Hayes Valley, is harboring a secret... massive amounts of bees, living and buzzing above our heads. Maintained by the Urban Bee San Francisco, the bees live in harmony with the accompanying rooftop garden, producing honey for the restaurant's desserts and homemade mead. [Hoodline]

NOB HILL— Another option for Sunday suppers starts December 7 at Mason Pacific, with a three-course tasting menu ($45) paired with a killer selection of wines ($25). The first menu includes tagliatelle with Dungeness crab and fried chicken. [EaterWire]

Boot and Shoe

3308 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

Mason Pacific

1358 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA (415) 374-7185 Visit Website


300 Grove Street, , CA 94102 (415) 861-5555 Visit Website

Cafe Claude

7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 392-3515