Let's do lunch:
It's carb-wallow Friday! You've been good all week, picking at salads. Now take SF Weekly critic Meredith Brody's advice and load up on the spaghetti and meatballs and ginger cake at Park Chow (1240 Ninth Ave. at Lincoln, 665-9912).
The Giants are outta town -- time to reclaim the ballpark from cargo-shorted suburban dweebs. Represent at Acme Chophouse (24 Willie Mays Plaza at Third St., 644-0240) for $5 happy-hour noshes, $3 drafts, and $4 glasses of wine, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a budget take on the disco '70s (without the sleek Polyester slacks and coke-fueled paranoia) via $3 drafts and well drinks at Above Paradise in the Paradise Lounge (1501 Folsom at 11th St., 252-5018), 6-9 p.m.