EaterWire: 20th Street Block Party This Sat.; Noir Lounge Gets Liquor

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MISSION—The 20th Street Block Party goes down this Saturday with culinary activities to spare, including demos from Brandon Jew (Peking duck), the Flour + Water folks (pasta), and Three Babes Bakeshop (apple pie). Admission is free, or you can buy a VIP pass with seating in Trick Dog's upstairs private events space, Salumeria snacks, and wine. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEYNoir Lounge is getting later hours and a full liquor license. They're now open until midnight on weeknights and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays, and the full bar will arrive later on in the fall. [Hoodline]

FRUITVALE—To celebrate its grand opening, Jay Porter's new Fruitvale sausage, burger, and beer spot The Half Orange is offering a $9 combo of topping-laden fries and any draft beer on the list. Choose from carne asada fries with lengua, Ensenada shrimp fries, a fry-centric take on tostilocos, and more. The deal is available through the end of the week. [EaterWire]

SOMAB Restaurant and Bar's annual Oyster Bash goes down on Saturday afternoon, with 12,000 oysters served raw, grilled, and steamed, plus a shucking contest, po'boy sliders, and cocktails. Tickets are $45. [EaterWire]