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The Weekend Guide

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).

LOCATIONS
15 Romolo Pl
bt Broadway & Vallejo Sts
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-398-1359
1168 Folsom St
bt 7th & 8th Sts, ste 101
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-503-1033
369 The Embarcadero
bt Folsom & Harrison Sts
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-369-9955
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