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Mountain View hosts an annual art and wine festival in September

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March 16-17
Charlie Palmer's 13th annual Pigs & Pinot event will take place at the Hotel Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Hosted by actor/comic and foodie Mario Cantone, the event will celebrate Pinots from California and beyond, and feature Iron Chef style pork cooking face-offs between chefs. Simultaneous dinners on Saturday evening will include a gala event at Dry Creek Kitchen, and "Swine and Wine" at Spoonbar. For more information, visit the official website.
March 23-25
The great California Artisan Cheese Festival returns to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, from Friday, March 23, to Sunday, March 25, 2018. The 12th annual celebration of all things cheese showcases the best of local cheesemakers, mongers, specialties and styles. Visit the official website for tickets, schedules and all participating farms and vendors. California Artisan Cheese Festival, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404, no phone.


Distinctive Embarcadero hotspot Waterbar offers a featured oyster for $1.05 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. There's also happy hour from 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. featuring a variety of beer, wine and specialty cocktails ranging from $6-$8. The view and setting alone are worth the price. Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-284-9922.
Americano inside the Hotel Vitale offers a weekday express lunch menu for busy executives. The sit-down meal features a starter of soup or salad coupled with a panini or half order of pasta. Desserts include house-made cookies and market fresh fruit that are handed to diners to take away with them. Cost is $20 per person and worth it for the hotel hot-spot's pretty Embarcadero location and views alone. Americano, Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-278-3777.
Chef Mark Dommen uses the whole animal every Friday and Saturday night as part of One Market's Weekend Beast series. Along with the restaurant's usual seasonal menu that night, Dommen offers à la carte and four-course prix-fixe meals ($45 per person) showcasing humanely-raised animals from area farms and ranches. Beasts include goat and duck from Salmon Creek Ranch, Wyarte Farms lamb, Beeler Farms Duroc pig and Five Dot Ranch beef. As the name suggests, no portion of the animal is wasted in the creation of Dommen's rustic, high-end dishes. Wine pairings are available for an additional cost per person. One Market, 1 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-5577.


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