Where: S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Embarcadero (at Taylor)
When: Thurs., Oct. 6th, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $30 online; 21 and over. Food and drink not included in entry price.
The rundown: Fleet Week docks in San Francisco and kicking the party off like a bottle of champagne on a new ship is Mission: Battleship, a concert-dining-drinking event on the WWII Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien by the pirate crew of Stag Dining Group. Although the ship won't leave the dock at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, the buzz cuts and tattoos provided on deck, Tom Cruise look-a-like in full Top Gun Maverick mode, and a concert to entertain you like a homesick sailor at a USO show with Reggie Watts and Bayonics might make you wonder if you enlisted.
The true force of the Stag Dining armada will be displayed at the food and drink battle stations, where the gang has recruited the help of Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese, Chad Newton, and Gracie Nguyen of American Box and Asian Box, and 15 Romolo. Take a peek at the food and drink menus for the event below:
Classic Lobster Roll
New England Style Clam Chowda
S.O.S.--Smoked brisket, rye shingle, fennel kraut, stag island dressing
Oyster Station--Fresh shucked local oysters, traditional accoutrements
Trumpet Fries--Crispy battered trumpet mushrooms, aioli, togarashi
Bacon Wrapped Mochi--Soy glaze, sesame seed, nori
Aviation--Oxley gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, Crème de Violette
The Captains Wit--Bacardi 8 rum, bitters, sugar, Benedictine liqueur
Poop Deck Redux--Benedictine, blackberry shrub, and dry sherry
The Rear Admiral--Bacardi Oakheart rum, Dewars scotch, lemon
The Pirates Curse--Tequila, melon shrub, blanco vermouth, seltzer
Winded Whistle--42 Below Manuka Honey vodka, Benedictine, lemon, and mint