SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website - to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.
Try a "Dry Pot" Restaurant
Calling all spicy-food lovers. If you've heard of hot pot restaurants, there's a hot new trend called Spicy "Dry Pot."
The absence of water translates to a whole lot of flavor. Celestial Flame is located in the Inner Richmond neighborhood at 1115 Clement Street. It offers heat-seekers fresh stir-fried meat and veggies, simmering on a red-hot open flame at your table.
Here's how dry pot works: first, you choose from 5 flavors and from multiple levels of spice, including an option called "numbing spice." Then you choose from a list of 60 ingredients. You'll find standards like bacon, chicken breast and tofu, as well as some options for the more adventurous: chicken gizzards and pork feet. The stir-fry sauce is made in-house twice a week, and it gives dry pot an incredible flavor.
Co-owner Sabrina Sun moved to the U.S. from China when she was 14 years old. She says she missed the food she grew up with, like dry pot.
"That's the kind of food I was looking around the Bay Area for. When I came here, there weren't that many dry pot places. Now, everyone loves hot pot and I believe that spicy dry pot will be the next thing," said Sun.
She does have one piece of advice for visitors to her restaurant. She says many people come in requesting the maximum level of spiciness, called "House Spicy." She advises customers to proceed with caution.
"Be warned, because you will be sweating and asking for ice water maybe five minutes later," said Sun.
One standout menu item worth mentioning: after the meal try their Papaya Coconut Panna Cotta dessert. A ripe papaya is halved and filled with a house-made fresh-coconut milk panna cotta. It may help soothe your burning tongue.
Find out more about the restaurant here.
Visit their Yelp page for a special offer.
American Field Pop-Up Market
And if you love supporting all things "Made in the USA," check out the American Field Pop-up Market. It's billed as a "celebration of trade."
The market is coming to San Francisco's historic Ghirardelli Square this weekend. You'll be able to find everything from hand-crafted denim to bespoke watches. Expect brands like Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, California Cowboy and April May Jewelry.
Ball and Buck has been participating in the event for years now in the American Field Pop-Up in Brooklyn. The retailer built for "the sporting gentleman" offers items including leather goods, curated footwear and accessories. You can check them out at the event this weekend in San Francisco.
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To learn more about Ball and Buck, visit here.
Blue Angels Meet & Greet
Not only will you be able to watch the Blue Angels roar over San Francisco starting Friday, but you'll also have the opportunity to meet them. The meet and greet will be held at the entrance plaza at Pier 39 at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.
We'll be live streaming their high-flying antics from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as long as weather permits.
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