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EATING OUT WHILE DOING GOOD

My Dream

It’s no secret that San Francisco and the Bay Area contain a wealth of world-class food options. From Michelin-starred restaurants and innovative food trucks to unique neighborhood spots and a wealth of delivery services, NEMA residents have an embarrassment of riches to choose from just steps from—or deliverable to!—their front doors.

 

LUCK WAS A LADY AT CASINO NIGHT

Gaming Table 2

Residents and guests began to realize the NEMA team was planning something above and beyond the usual party when they started in installing a dance floor over the pool.

 

NEMA RESIDENTS’ CREATIVITY SHINES AT PAINT NITE

Paint Nite crowd

This week the Energy Solarium turned into an artists’ salon! The artists weren’t famous (yet!) but just NEMA residents getting their creativity on at the community’s first-ever Paint Nite.

 

FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK

Film Night in the Park

Film Night in the Park is San Francisco’s premiere outdoor film series. Taking place in three parks popular with NEMA residents—Dolores, Union Square, and Washington Square, all easy to reach by transit or NEMA bike! Over 100,000 filmgoers have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003, while six film night screenings in 2012 were attended by almost 20,000 film-goers. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.

 

Chiarello Does it Again

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The beloved local chef has opened a deliciously authentic Spanish restaurant on the Embarcadero. Coqueta opened in Mid April and has been a roaring success ever since. Nestled next to La Mar with stunning bay views, the restaurant is serving up classic hot and cold tapas as well as wood-grilled larger plates.

The selection of tapas and cured meats behind the glass case in the back room brought me back to San Sebastian. The restaurant is also serving Basque-style tapas called pintxos, such as chorizo, baby beets and quail eggs. Hot tapas include classics like “Tattas” Bravas, crispy potatoes with Jamón nuggets; wood-grilled octopus and duck meatballs with dried cherry and Tempranillo. Prices range from $2.50 for Pintxos to mostly $8 to $14 for tapas and $20 to $38 for larger dishes.