Just because the 49ers are out of the running for the Super Bowl doesn't mean we can't indulge in a bit of competition...especially when it involves food. These two tasty contests will have your rooting for the city's winning BBQ and boozy beverages.
SF's 1st Annual Rib-Off
When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-6 p.m.
Where: CatHead's BBQ, 1665 Folsom
The Rundown: To commemorate its second anniversary, the Folsom Street restaurant is hosting a BBQ battle, complete with music, beer from 101 North Brewing Co., and of course racks and racks of ribs. A ticket includes a sampling of the food, a beer (or non-alcoholic beverage), as well as a raffle ticket. And for those wanting to get in on the action themselves, there will be will be biscuit-eating contests throughout the evening. BBQ, beer, and biscuits? That's damn near close to perfection if you ask us. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Cocktail Wars San Francisco
When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Rendezvous Lounge, 2080 Van Ness Avenue
Cost: $10 advance/$15 at the door
The Rundown: Watch the Bay's best mixologists stir and shake their way toward gold at this "spirited" competition. The game plan? You drink, you vote, and then you drink some more. The evening promises celebrity judges and a guest emcee, and most importantly, a whole lot of booze. More information can be found on the Dishcrawl website.