Check Out These Special Dinners and Food Events This Month!


A cheese plate at the Cheese Fest. Photo via Facebook.


Don’t miss the Real Food Real Stories’ first annual benefit Story Slam: Salty & Sweet.

There are a bunch of dinners and food events this month, so consider this a quick-fire round, and click through for more info.

This Saturday September 16th is the third annual SF Cheese Fest from the California Artisan Cheese Guild, featuring more cheese than you can imagine, plus some other tasty bites, and brews, ciders, and wine. Tickets are $84 each and include all food and beverage sampling and live jazz. 6pm-9pm. Social Hall SF, 1270 Sutter St. at Van Ness.

Come by ~TAWLA~ on Thursday September 21st (or the 28th!) for their latest “Tawla Does…” family-style dinner, as they make a pit stop in Provence. There will be ratatouille! Tickets are $96, inclusive of service and tax.

On Sunday September 24th, seven of the Bay Area’s foremost French chefs, in association with the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France organization, are teaming up to serve a six-course, wine-paired dinner with proceeds donated to the Justin J. Watt Foundation to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. $175. 6pm. Tickets can be purchased by emailing here. Piperade, 1015 Battery St. at Green, 415-391-2555.

On Wednesday September 27th, come to Airbnb HQ for the Real Food Real Stories’ first annual benefit Story Slam. The storyteller lineup (speaking on the theme of salty and sweet) includes Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast, Keba Konte of Red Bay Coffee, Laurence Jossel of Nopa, Nik Sharma of A Brown Table, Rebecca King of Garden Variety Cheese, Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao, Yoni Levy of Outerlands, Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros, and Margo True of Sunset magazine.

A local food night market, an auction, and some bites (like Coletta Gelato and Nana Joes Granola are partnering to serve a yogurt gelato and strawberry sorbetto topped with vegan and g/f granola) will round out the evening. The event is a fundraiser to continue RFRS’ pro bono storytelling-coaching program for food changemakers to bring eaters the authentic stories behind our food. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are $75 and up.