It's a rare event that gives the Tenderloin's colorful cast of streetcorner characters a run for their money.
Behold: ArtPadSF, an edgy, out-there showcase for up-and-coming artists at the Phoenix Hotel this weekend.
At long last, be the voyeur you were born to be, sneaking between 40 of the historic hotel's rooms, as they've all been taken hostage by contemporary galleries and curatorial projects.
Of course, you came for the food, too.
Chambers Eat + Drink is dishing out 15% off full brunch and dinner bills with the purchase of an ArtPadSF ticket.
Situated on San Francisco's only poolside patio, Chambers' chef will be whipping up a dinner menu rich in smoking pork belly, sizzling Kobe tri-tip, and duck breast. For brunch, it's all about inventive egg dishes (think: smoked salmon, mandarin hollandaise and caviar).
Arrive early to snag a cabana to seal the deal. Then stay late for the art.
The one must-see piece: Melissa Vandenberg's Disorderly Conduct, in which she used matchsticks to burn the image of the American flag onto white paper, while leaving off the stars.
And now you have your conversation fodder for that pork belly plate.
No need to dine and dash with this tasty Tenderloin deal.
Fri-Sun, May 17-19
601 Eddy St., Tenderloin
Tickets: $15-35 here.
The fine print: 15% off Champers Eat + Drink offer valid on same day entry to ArtPadSF; Dine in only.
Nearby: Great American Music Hall; Noble; Amsterdam Cafe