Sip, stroll, tipple: Edible Excursions, Lisa Rogovin's culinary walking tours through Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto and various epicurean San Francisco haunts, has added a new one, Craft Cocktails at City Center. Led by Libation Lab's M. Quinn Sweeney, the San Francisco sipping itinerary varies, but a typical jaunt might include stops at Cantina for pisco punch, Rye for a basil gimlet and Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen for a seasonal cocktail plus noshes. The biweekly tours ($113) will run on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Oct. 24. Details: www.edibleexcursions.net.
Rocky Mountain high: Last week brought the launch of Concord's Off the Grid street food fest at the Willows Shopping Center. Now we're nearing opening day for the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, which is slated to open there in mid-November. This is the first Northern California site for the upscale casual chain, which is decorated in a Rocky Mountains motif. The menu is so huge, we got tired just paging through the burgers, pizzas, pasta, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, salads and "wok-fired dishes" -- and there's more. Seriously. Also, cocktails and local craft beer from 21st Amendment, Drake's Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing and other Bay Area breweries. Peruse the big menu at