FINANCIAL DISTRICT— Sir Patrick Stewart just can't get enough of Yank Sing's dim sum, it seems. He was back in the Bay yesterday, slurping down soup dumplings in a big way. This wasn't his first dumpling rodeo— the actor tweeted out a picture of himself there in July 2013, too. [EaterWire]
OAKLAND— Head over to the Half Orange in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, where East Bay importer Selection Massale will be sampling four of their favorite wines for $10. Co-owner Cory Cartwright will be on hand to discuss the wines, pouring from 5pm-8pm. [EaterWire]
NORTH BEACH— It's a full-on pork party at Tosca Café this Sunday. La Quercia, the renowned American producer of high-quality prosciutto, is partnering with Tosca to create a special á la carte menu of porky items, like a spicy coppa panini on pancetta focaccia. The menu will be available from 5pm-2am, 1/11. [EaterWire]
SOMA— Bar Agricole is hosting a three-course dinner with Star Route Farms, California's oldest continuously certified organic grower. The meal will be served family-style on the patio, and feature crab caught off the coast of Bolinas, where the farm is located. The event is $75 and takes place Tuesday, January 13; drinks at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:30.