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SF Gets Its First-Ever Poke Festival

Plus, a beer release party, ramen celebration, and culinary festival

Pacific Catch poke
Pacific Catch poke
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INNER SUNSET — Top trendy dish poke is getting its own "I Love Poke" festival this Sunday, July 24 at Pacific Catch from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Pacific Catch, Poke Delish, Pono Hawaiian Grill, and more competing for best poke bowl. Get your $85 tickets, which include all-you-can-eat mini poke bowls and two drinks, here. [EaterWire]

NAPA — Urban winery St. Clair Brown is hosting a beer release party this Saturday, July 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $35 tickets get you tastes of the brand-new wheat ale and pale ale, as well as some wood-fired pizza and live music from The Old Folks. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — As a pre-Outside Lands event, Itani Ramen and Fort Point Beer Co. are hosting a party on Sunday, July 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with ramen, gyoza, and more Japanese food, plus two Fort Point beers, as part of a $20 ticket. Buy ‘em here. [EaterWire]

MARINA — Culinary festival Eat Drink SF has officially released its full lineup — this year there are four possible grand tastings to attend (up from last year's three), and chefs involved already include big names like David Lawrence (1300 on Fillmore, Black Bark), Tim Archuleta (Ichi Sushi), Thomas McNaughton (Central Kitchen, Flour + Water), and more. There are 160 restaurants and 70 bars participating in the grand tastings; see the full lineup and get tickets here. [EaterWire]