SAN FRANCISCO— There are pizza lovers and then there are the folks over at Serious Eats, who did some serious legwork for their recent Pizza Inventory of the Bay Area. From tips like "how to identify a good pizza before you buy it" to best slices in a variety of categories, this article has you covered. [Serious Eats]
MISSION—The Gluten-free backlash is here, starting with a tasting menu celebrating the controversial protein. Plin is serving up a five-course tasting menu carbo-loaded with pastas and risotto. The menu is available Tuesday-Thursday from 5:30pm-11pm. [EaterWire]
EMBARCADERO— Support CUESA (and your drinking habit) at their Jazz on the Rocks Winter Cocktails event Wendesday, February 4 from 5:30pm-8pm. Enjoy jazz music, cocktails from talented 13 local bartenders and bites from Bay Area restaurants, like Juhu Beach Club, Tosca Cafe and 25 Lusk. Tickets are $50.
SOMA— Chef Frances Hogan of Bluestem Brasserie is hosting the second round of his "Hogan's Heroes" dinner series, honoring the local ranchers, farmers and fishermen who inspire his kitchen. The upcoming five-course dinner ($95) will celebrate seafood with Water2Table's founder Joe Conte; tickets are available here. [EaterWire]