Welcome to The Weekender: Smell the Truth’s tips on what to smoke, drink, eat and see in and around the Bay Area on your weekend off. This weekend, we celebrate the best herb in the Bay, the repeal of alcohol prohibition, the launch of a new dessert bar in the East Bay and two generations of what is now called “electronic dance music”. Read on.
Candy Jack, The Green Door, San Francisco
The Bay Area has spoken and the first place sativa trophy in the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Cup 2013 goes to The Green Door’s Candy Jack. This multiple-award-winning phenotype of Jack Herer is sweet like a candy-necklace and potent as all get-out. Medical patients use it to treat depression, (or in small doses ease anxiety), among other indications. All weekend while supplies last.
Fireside Chat - Winter Spiced Ale, 21st Amendment, San Francisco
The Bay Area celebrated the anniversary of prohibition’s end Thursday while plunging into the coldest weather of the year. Beat the cold snap and celebrate repeal this weekend with a Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale at 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant in the City. Fireside Chat’s a 7.9% alcohol “kick in the butt and a hug at the same time”. The traditional seasonal brew starts with a rich, dark, English-style ale, improved with spices and cocoa nibs. Available from October through December in six pack cans and on draft. All weekend.
Obsessed with ice cream sandwiches, no matter the season? Design your own from 16 different ice cream flavors and six different cookies at the new Cookiebar in Alameda, the island next to Oakland. All weekend.
SEE / HEAR
The Gathering, Treasure Island, San Francisco
Thousands of ravers young and old amass on Treasure Island Saturday for The Gathering 22-Year Anniversary — featuring DJ Dan, Dyloot, Mark Farina, Markie, Jeff Taylor plus many, many more DJs and a majorly trippy light show. Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
IF YOU GO:
The Gathering - 22-Year Anniversary
7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
401 California Ave., Treasure Island, S.F.
The Green Door SF
Sat./Sun. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
843 Howard St, San Francisco
Sat: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1606 Webster St; Alameda
Fireside Chat at 21st Amendment
Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
563 2nd St, San Francisco
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