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Mountain View hosts an annual art and wine festival in September

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September 14-28
During French Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus at select San Francisco restaurants. For more information, visit the official website
Through September 30
Every Monday in September, Tacolicious locations in San Francisco and San Jose give 15 percent of their proceeds to 36 area public schools. Known as the Tacolicious School Project, the Monday program includes delivery, corporate catering, and all in-house dining (and drinking, including the mini-chain's famed margaritas) for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Get hungry on Mondays to benefit local schools! And don't forget to bring the family. Visit here to track fundraising results. Tacolicious, 2250 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123, No phone.
Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 14-15
Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Considered the "Pumpkin Capital of the World," this scenic coastland area is known for harvesting these orange gourds. A crop of more than 3,000 tons will be awaiting visitors to celebrate one of California's largest and oldest festivals. Eat your fill of pumpkin-flavored goodies, such as pancakes, breads, pies, cheesecakes, smoothies, churros, chicken sausages, seeds and more. Those looking for more substantial gourmet selections will find traditional favorites, including corn dogs, clam chowder bread bowls, garlic fries, hamburgers, roasted turkey legs and corn-on-the-cob. Wash it all down with varietals from Half Moon Bay Winery or pumpkin-flavored craft beers. For entertainment, explore the many arts and crafts or participate in the pie-eating contest. Plus, make sure to pick your own pumpkins from the patch to take home. Admission is free. Find more information on the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival event page


The Mission’s meaty WesBurger ‘N’ More, known for a menu of burgers (including a veg option) and fried chicken dishes, offers an afternoon happy hour from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Lone Star beers are only $2. WesBurger 'N' More, 2240 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-745-9371.
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.
RN74 from Michael Mina and Rajat Parr has introduced a very happy, happy hour special. Glasses of featured red and white wine (rotating selections), select well drinks and small bites, including Fried Califlower and Duck Wings 'a l'orange all cost only $7 each. RN74's happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
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.
Duende has a weekday pop-up lunchtime event, Kured Wednesdays through Fridays
Duende has a weekday pop-up lunchtime event, Kured, happening inside the restaurant's bodega, featuring house-made cured meats from chef Paul Canales. The menu of mostly sandwiches includes crispy, cured pork shoulder and belly with fennel salad; lamb merguez with bread-and-butter pickle relish; and boudin blanc with apple compote and carrot slaw. Please note: the restaurant itself is not open for lunch (and no longer features Sunday brunch). Pop-up hours are Wed.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., inside the bodega at Duende. For more information and the menu visit here. Duende, 468 19th St., Oakland, CA 94612, 510-893-0174.
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.
Pacifica's Moonraker, located coastside, has launched a weekly  Sunday brunch with two hour seatings available at 10 a.m.,12 p/m., and 2 p.m. wherein guests are treated to a complimentary glass of Champagne with their view of the sea. A buffet menu highlights crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp, chef-carved roast beef and other stations. Also available are omelets made to order and additional vegetarian options. Cost is $44.95 per person and half price for children 12 and under, exclusive of gratuity and tax. Moonraker, Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel, 105 Rockaway Beach Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044, 650-557-7025.


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