Time to play. DOWNLOAD Story, by Eoin Harrington What: The local hottie (originally from Dublin, Ireland) releases his soulful debut, a blend of indie pop and acoustic guitar. Why: Van Morrison meets Cat Stevens. When: You want to strum along. Where: Online at itunes.com. SIP San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting What: One of the largest American wine competitions, featuring over 300 vinos from across the country, foie gras, fudge, and more. Why: Red, white, and you. When: Sat., 2-5 p.m. Where: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St. Call 650-548-7600 for information. Tickets at 888-695-0888 or online at t2.clicknprint.com. LOUNGE 15 Romolo What: Newly reopened North Beach boite serving bar snacks like pulled pork sliders, crispy dogs, and funnel cake. Why: It’s No. 1 on our list. When: Daily, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Where: 15 Romolo Pl., b/t Columbus Ave. & Kearny St. (415-398-1359). DRINK (and EAT) Holy Cow Happy Hour What: Epic Roasthouse launches budget-friendly, early-evening delights: $5 cocktails and wine, $2 bottled beers, and bites for $3-$5. Why: Mmm, fried potato curls. When: Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. Where: 369 The Embarcadero, at Harrison St. (415-369-9955). SPRINKLE Xroads Philippine Sea Salts What: Artisanal, ecofriendly culinary salts imported from the Philippines by local gourmands. Why: You’re down with the salt of the earth. When: You need a grain of truth. Where: Online at philippineseasalts.com. CHUG Coney Island Human Blockhead What: The hearty new lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company is the cold one you could use right now. Why: You’re in for a brewed awakening. When: Tues.-Sat., noon-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Where: City Beer Store, 1168 Folsom St., b/t 7th & 8th Sts., ste. 101 (415-503-1033).