Friday through Sunday, the area's tastiest happenings.
Sat., Jan. 29:
Cookie Jar Throwdown
Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 3-4 p.m.
For their first cooking contest of 2011, Omnivore Books is keeping it simple with a cookie bake-off. Complete description here.
Poleng Lounge Tribute Dinner
The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), dinner 6-9 p.m., afterparty 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tim Luym, chef at the now-shuttered Poleng Lounge, returns for one night to serve up some of his mod-Filipino favorites. Complete description here.
Stag Dining Group's "Speakeasy" Dinner
Secret Mission location, 7 p.m. (also Sunday at 5 p.m.)
Chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury pair with the geniuses at the Cocktail Lab for an underground five-course dinner and cocktail pairing. Complete description here.
Sutton Cellars Vermouth Tasting
Sutton Cellars, 601 22nd (at Illinois), 2 p.m.
Carl Sutton, mustachioed maven behind Sutton Cellars, will be doling out samples of his N.Y. Times-lauded vermouth while schooling you on its production. Complete description here.
Ten-Course Filipino Dishcrawl
Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom (at 12th St.), 5 p.m.
Chef Dominic Ainza has pledged to serve up a minimum of 10 dishes with wines to match and a demonstration cooking class. Complete description here.