Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #65, Palo Alto; (650) 326-1000, Gotts.com
Sad news out of Burlingame, where the venerable 3-J’s Deli has closed after 23 years in business. The Soriano family closed its deli both because of a recent loss of profit and to free up time to assist with other family businesses. 3-J’s was best known for its daily Filipino specials that complemented its regular American breakfast and lunch menu.
Can you hear the oompah bands? Yes, it’s that time of year again to raise that liter stein of Hofbräuhaus Lager. Saturday brings the annual Peninsula Oktoberfest at San Carlos’ Hiller Aviation Museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There will be plenty of bratwurst and sauerkraut, along with brews from Bavaria and local breweries (Devil’s Canyon, Voodoo, Uncommon).
601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; (650) 654-0200, Hiller.org/Oktoberfest.html
If you prefer grapes to hops, Saturday also is the 17th annual San Mateo Wine Walk. Downtown San Mateo will transform into one big outdoor tasting crawl featuring more than 50 wines from 29 Bay Area wineries. Small bites will be served from local merchants, so you won’t be hungry or thirsty.
East Third Avenue, San Mateo; (650) 342-5520, Dsma.org/wine-walk; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.