THE BEST WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO

From LAX, nonstop service to San Francisco is offered on American, Southwest, United, Delta, Virgin America and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $182.

The Wild Kitchen: To find out the location of the next Wild Kitchen dinner (they're usually held once a month), receive an invitation and get more information on foraging walks and classes, go to foragesf.com and sign up for their email list. The dinners are $90 a person for eight courses. Bring your own wine.

Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones St.; (415) 346-1735. To make reservations for the speakeasy, as well as the cocktail classes at its Beverage Academy, go to http://www.bourbonandbranch.com. The Cocktail 101 Class is $95 a person. Open 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

440 Brannan: 440 Brannan Street, (415) 348-0000, http://www.440brannan.com. Open noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.