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The Weekly Beast Returns to One Market; Help Out Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bouncer

Plus: tasteProject pairs Magnolia beers and Flora offers a whiskey class.

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DOGPATCH— Master confectioner and chef Michael Recchiuti is teaming up with Dave Mclean of Magnolia Brewery for a beer-inspired, six-course dining experience at Recchiuti's cafe, theLab. Part of Recchiuti's tasteProject dinners, the two-night series will pair dishes like smoked chicken with Swiss chard and sorrel with Magnolia's small batch brews. The dinner will take place Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7; tickets are available here.

NOPA— Madrone's bouncer Em Wah has been a neighborhood fixture for almost a decade. Now, after several setbacks including a heart attack and double bypass surgery, friends and coworkers are rallying to help him get back on his feet with a gofundme campaign. Additionally, The bar will host a benefit for Wah on March 21st from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., accepting donations and holding a silent raffle. [Hoodline]

EMBARCADERO— This Friday marks the return of the Weekly Beast from One Market, wherein chef Mark Dommen features a three-course meal from a whole animal. This week features water buffalo veal from Double 8 Dairy, and will offer four courses ($59). Check their calender for the full list of upcoming beast feasts, including goat, duck and lamb. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND— Learn to construct the perfect Manhattans and old fashioneds at Flora's cocktail class this Sunday, March 8. Students will get get an education on American whiskeys and taste cocktails made with bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey. Tickets are available here. [EaterWire]