When our children were very young, I commented to my husband that they must have thought he was pure magic. We’d wave him off every morning with excitement, then go about our day with a predictable routine. His arrival home in the evening was always met with ecstatic enthusiasm, little legs …

Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier Ocean View Brew Works co-owner Vonnie Davidson pours pints.

Courtesy of Cascal Cascal's family meals, above, include a choice among salads, bread with dipping sauce, a variety of desserts and entrees ranging from paella to beef short ribs. Taste Catering & Event's French-inspired Amour Box, right, includes the option of Champagne or cocktails.

Courtesy of Christine Moore Pack a wine split, gluhwein or to-go-cocktail with snacks for the drop-off preamble to a party on Zoom.

Since 2010, the Opening Gala in San Francisco has been the traditional kickoff to SF Beer Week, featuring hundreds of beers crafted in the Bay Area. The event typically brings beer lovers from around the Bay Area, sometimes generating long lines to enter, then more lines inside for particula…