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Bean-Out @ Gravel & Gold: 5 Courses for $20

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Five course meals, especially those featuring locally-sourced and organic ingredients, are not something us broke-asses get to experience very often. They can cost upwards of black-market-kidney prices and usually take place in venues that frown upon our thrift store duds. But not this one!

On Sunday, Mark Andrew Gravel of Bouwerie presents “Bean-Out,” a temporary pop-up restaurant at one of my favorite Mission stores, Gravel & Gold. For $20 you will enjoy a five-course menu of homemade cheese on toast, Little City Gardens salad (remember them from last week?), chilled bean soup, grits and greens, and cake and cream. It’s a BYOB affair and you can RSVP here.'¨ Gravel (as in Mark Andrew, who coincidentally shares the store’s name) has been doing some interesting things with beans for many months now and this will surely be another one of his fascinating and delicious events.

Gravel and Gravel & Gold present: Bean-Out
Sunday, May 16th, 6pm and 8pm
3266 21st St. @ Lexington [the Mission]

If you happen to attend the earlier 6pm shift, follow it up with a stupendous line-up at this month’s Seaweed Sway Showcase. Jessie Woletz’s Seaweed Sway always puts on excellent shows, but this one is particularly special because my dear friend Jen Grady will be performing her amazing solo act (cello & voice!).

Seaweed Sway
Sunday, May 16th, 7:30pm
The Makeout Room
3225 22nd St. [the Mission]

And if you’re looking to fill your entire day with rad events in the Mission, don’t forget the FREE 4pm Port O’Brien show that Andrew posted about the other day!

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