Where: B Restaurant and Bar, 720 Howard (at Fourth St.), 495-9800
When: Sat., Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $25 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite)/$35 (door)
The rundown: Taco and nacho bars might be commonplace, but this party puts a spin on do-it-yourself with an empanada bar with different fillings and fixings to contemplate. Empanadas don't appear on the lunch or dinner menus, making this a fleeting special.
Admission to this happy hour-timed weekend event also includes pours of the latest Argentinean and Chilean wine arrivals from San Francisco-based importer Copa Fina. Much of the restaurant's collection of boutique South American wines will be available for sale for holiday shopping (or treating yourself).