The Promo Department: The Hayes Of Our Lives

Hayes Valley has evolved into one of the best dining nooks in San Francisco. Here’s what going on in the little trapezoid behind the Opera House 

• Any day now, Chesapeake Bay soft shell crabs will find their way to Hayes Street Grill. Other seasonal highlights at HSG: Delta asparagus, Half Moon Bay spring peas, artichokes and fava beans (insert Hannibal Lecter joke here).

• Thursday, May 3rd is Salsa Night at Octavia Lounge. The best part? No cover.

• As mentioned earlier, Monday the 14th is the first Sonoma Coast Wine Tasting at Absinthe. It’s for a great cause and sure to be enjoyably educational.

Hotel Biron, the city’s finest (and only) wine bar/art gallery, is featuring works by Peter Marin throughout the month of May.

• Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 13!). Look for our complete guide later this week, but since we’re here in Hayes Valley, we thought we should let you know that special menus will be served at both Sauce (special three courser) and Indigo ($29.95 three-course prix fixe with complimentary champagne).

The Promo Department: The Hayes Of Our Lives