Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weekend Eats & Drinks 6/15/11

The prix fixe trend continues this week at Five restaurant and Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley. Five in Hotel Shattuck offers a weekly $25 BBQ, Brew & Blues dinner with a plate of BBQ, sides and a glass of beer with live jazz music. The party continues every Thursday through summer.

Also Thursday, Spenger's holds a "The Magic of the Copper River" themed, 5-course, $50 prix fixe dinner paired with wine. Tax and gratuity are separate. The menu consists of an oyster trio, crispy rock shrimp with melted leek risotto and Cara Cara oranges, cedar-roasted Alaskan sockeye salmon with mini baked potato and bacon corn relish, pan-seared Alaskan king salmon with English pea puree and couscous caviar, and wild cherry and banana flambé with lemon, vanilla ice cream and crêpes.

On Friday, Farley's East holds its monthly nonprofit happy hour from 5 to 9 P.M. Proceeds go to My Yute Soccer, an organization that encourages personal development through youth soccer.

Saturday, get a taste of New Orleans at Yats annual Crawfish by the Bay Fest. $30 gets you all-u-can-eat crawfish overnighted from Louisiana. Due to last year's demand, the event is split into three seatings. Tickets are going fast with only the 11 A.M. seating remaining.

If you can't make the crawfish boil, Farley's East celebrates two years Saturday with $2 beers, coffee specials, music and more.

Popups hit the East Bay on Saturday, as modern Ethiopian fare Afro-Bites sets up at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley from 6 to 10 P.M. The menu will consist mostly of vegetarian and vegan options.

2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
(510) 845-7300

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 4th St., Berkeley
(510) 845-7771

Farley's East
33 Grand Ave., Oakland
(510) 835-7898

Yat's Crawfish Boil
5324 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville

Guerilla Cafe
1620 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 845-2233

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