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bbq tuesday at mission beach cafe!

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GRUB
BBQ Tuesday Preview at Mission Beach Cafe
What:
The beloved weekly BBQ returns a day early, bringing with it tea-smoked albacore, fig-wood smoked pork ribs, and a mouth-watering assortment of pies.
Why: A Memorial Day ’cue you don’t have to cook.
When: Mon., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 198 Guerrero St., at 14th St. (415-861-0198).

LISTEN
Live 105’s BFD Local Band Contest
What:
Up-and-coming Bay Area bands compete for a chance to play at BFD 2010.
Why: Five bands for $5.
When: Mon., 1 p.m.
Where: Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., b/t Texas & Missouri Sts. (415-621-4455). Tickets online at stubmatic.com.

SLURP
Bayside Blizzard at
Waterbar
What:
Celebrate the holiday with boozy blended concoctions made with fresh fruit on the restaurant’s sun-soaked waterfront patio.
Why: If you squint, the Bay looks like a beach.
When: Mon., 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 399 The Embarcadero South, b/t Folsom & Harrison Sts. (415-284-9922).

STROLL
New Shoplets at the Ferry Building
What:
Seven new retail kiosks, including Charles Phan’s sauce and stock outpost, Beekind Honey Shop, Benedetta Holistic Skincare, and Pepples Donuts.
Why: Walk off the burger you scarfed at Gott’s Roadside.
When: Opens Tues., 10 a.m.
Where: 1 Ferry Building, at The Embarcadero.

WATCH
The Great High-Heeled Drag Race
What:
Seriously skilled queens race in heels to complete 500 steps from the 17th Street Plaza to the Castro Country Club.
Why: Every stride benefits Keep the Steps in the Castro.
When: Mon., noon.
Where: Race begins at the 17th Street Plaza and finishes at Castro Country Club, 4058 18th St., at Hartford St. (415-552-6102).

DINE
Brick & Bottle
What:
Local boy Scott Howard returns to Marin with a restaurant serving homey New American fare (brick-oven pizzas, pimiento cheeseburgers, mains like duck confit with honey-lavender gastrique).
Why: The outdoor patio boasts views of Mount Tam.
When: Opens Tues., 11:30 a.m.
Where: 55 Tamal Vista Blvd., at Sandpiper Cir., Corte Madera (415-924-3366).

Photo: Courtesy of Mission Beach Cafe

LOCATIONS
Castro Country Club
4058 18th St
@ Hartford St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Brick & Bottle
55 Tamal Vista Blvd
@ Sandpiper Cir
Corte Madera, CA 94925
399 The Embarcadero
bt Folsom & Harrison Sts
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-284-9922
1233 17th St
bt Texas & Missouri Sts
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-621-4455
198 Guerrero St
@ 14th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-861-0198
1 Ferry Bldg
@ The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-983-8030
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