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Urban Curry to Host Fundraiser for Nepal; A Crawfish Feast in the Mission

Plus: a sake pairing event at SoMa StrEat Food Park and a jazz stroll on Fillmore.

Purna Sherpa of Urban Curry
Purna Sherpa of Urban Curry
Geri Koeppel/Hoodline

NORTH BEACH— The struggle in Nepal is far from over— join Urban Curry and the California Sherpa Association for a fundraiser to support earthquake relief efforts. The restaurant is a popular gathering place for Sherpas (the ethnic group of Nepal's most mountainous region who most commonly use the surname of "Sherpa"); owner Purna Sherpa will donate 50 percent of sales from the buffet on Friday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-5:30.,. and the community is invited for complimentary appetizers and cash bar from 6:30 p.m.- 9p.m. [Hoodline]

MISSION— Finding a proper New Orleans-style crawfish boil in the Bay Area is a challenge, so fans of the miniature crustaceans will be pleased to learn of the upcoming NOLA Feast: Pop-up Crawfish Boil. The boil is hosted by chef Adam Rosenblum (who has worked at NOLA's Herbsaint restaurant with chef Donald Link) and Alvin Garcia (Causwell's) with a live brass band, crispy boudin, meat pies, beignets and plenty of mudbugs. The boil takes place Friday, May 15 starting at 6 p.m.; tickets available here. [EaterWire]

SOMA— Sake is more complex than those hot little cups dunked into beer would have you believe. Learn the complexities and taste through different varieties at the SakEvangelist pairing event at SoMa StrEat Food. Japanese brewers and micro-brewers have paired their sakes with a variety of street food trucks like Bacon Bacon, Lil Burma and Oui Chef. The event is Saturday, May 16 from 11 a.m- 6 p.m.; tickets available here. [EaterWire]

FILLMORE— The annual Fillmore Jazz Stroll is here, offering an afternoon of "random acts of jazz." Meander down Fillmore and encounter live jazz performances at six locations from Washington Street to Bush Street. Fillmore's merchants will be open for business, offering specials along the way. The stroll takes place Saturday, May 16 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. [EaterWire]

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