The best food and drink events in San Francisco this week

If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of San Francisco food and beverage. From the latest in nutrition to artisanal desserts, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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Female Founders in Food & Beverage

First up, founders of brands like Equator Coffees and Sufferfest Beer will be among the panelists at this discussion of female leaders in the food and beverage industry. Proceeds from the event will support Girls Inc., a nonprofit that's devoted to empowering girls and young women.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 222 Second St.
Price: $10
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Unpacking Meal Prepping: A Nutrition-Focused Panel

Another panel convenes on Wednesday to discuss nutrition, superfoods and how to build a healthy lifestyle, according to the organizers. Hosted by Batch, which bills itself as a "contextual commerce company," the event features food and fitness entrepreneurs from Modern Picnic and Era Organizcs, "as well as a trainer and nationally ranked triathlete from Hydrow."

When: Wednesday, March 27, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Batch, 1648 Pacific Ave.
Price: Free
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San Francisco Chocolate Salon 2019

Next up is chocolate tasting at Golden Gate Park. The 13th annual SF International Chocolate Salon will feature demonstrations, author talks and tastings from dozens of chocolatiers, including Amano and CocoTutti, among others. 

When: Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building / Hall of Flowers, 1199 Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way
Price: $10 (child 6-12 years old); $20 (adult)
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SweetSpotSF - SF's Dessert Festival

Up next, SOMArts Cultural Center hosts dessert festival SweetSpotSF, "where the best confectioners in the Bay Area will showcase their unique creations," according to the organizers. The event will feature local purveyors, like Sweet Condesa, Three Twins Ice Cream and Smashmallow, among others. Cocktails and mocktails will also be on offer. 

When: Saturday, March 30, 12:30-4 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.
Price: $38. More ticket options available.
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Pop-Up Dinner / Flavors of West Africa

Finally, explore the cuisine of West Africa with Senegalese-American chef Serigne Mbaye at Rigolo Cafe. The six-course meal will run from black-eyed pea fritters to black codfish served with fonio, a West African grain that's been called "the next quinoa."

When: Sunday, March 31, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Rigolo Café, 3465 California St.
Price: $60
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