October Food Events and Happenings

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Feasting at CUESA’s Sunday Supper in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall. Photo © Drew Altizer Photography.

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Mixiote’s incredible morita salsa and lamb tacos at last year’s SF Street Food Fest. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

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Loosen that waistband, you have some amazing food events to attend! Continuing this week at ~CHINA LIVE~ is Culinary Flavors of Taiwan, with daily tastings, demonstrations, limited edition menu items, and specialty cocktails. Try unique ingredients like dragonfruit noodles, black peanut butter, and lemon aiyu jelly! Take a look at the lineup, running through September 29th.

On Saturday October 5th, is BBQ Without Borders, an event in Oakland from No Immigrants. No Spice and New American Economy that will feature immigrant chefs from across the Bay Area (including Indonesian, Northern Iranian, and Mexican barbecue) and celebrate immigrant contributions to American food, music, dance, art, and more. There will also be a panel on the intersection of food, immigration, and community. Tickets. All proceeds will be donated to the National Immigrant Justice Center and Pangaea Legal Services. 5pm-9pm. Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland.

Sunday October 6th is CUESA’s Sunday Supper: A Farm to City Feast. Gather with 45 of the Bay Area’s best chefs (including Gabriela Cámara of Cala, Pim Techamuanvivit and Meghan Clark of Nari, and Annie Calla of Zuni Café) at the Ferry Building for the most magical, delicious, and sustainable feast of the year! Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchen, followed by hors d’oeuvres and hand-crafted drinks in the Ferry Building Marketplace, and then the feast commences upstairs in the Grand Hall, where dinner is served family-style on long communal tables. The supper features six distinct menus created by teams of chefs who collaboratively plan the extravagant four-course meal. Each menu is paired with premier California wines by a distinguished sommelier. Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem will emcee the evening and host an energetic live auction. Help raise funds for CUESA’s vital education programs, which benefit youth and local farmers. 5pm-10pm. Premier Access (5pm): $375 ($250 tax deductible); General Admission (5:45pm): $325 ($200 tax deductible). The Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco.

And then on Saturday October 12th, we have the tenth San Francisco Street Food Festival from La Cocina! Check out the incredible lineup of over 50 chefs, and past themes like Night Market, Fried Chicken Bucket Bar, a Whole Hog BBQ Pitmasters station, and a Tostada Mercado are all making a comeback!

Get your ticket now: $5 pre-sale entry; $10 at the door on Oct. 12th after 11:30am; free for kids age 5 and under. Pay $36 and get entry and La Cocina’s cookbook (We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of The American Dream), or a $50 VIP ticket for early entry (no lines!) and bubbly and La Cocina’s cookbook. All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to La Cocina. 11:30am-8pm. Power Station in Dogpatch, 420 23rd St. at Illinois.

Sunday October 13th is the first-ever SF Bake Sale for Planned Parenthood, from Zuni Cafe, Guittard Chocolate, Alison Seibert of The James Collective, and Marley Wertheimer. Inspired by the incredibly successful NYC version, the SF bakesale will include 36 of the top restaurants/bakeries in the city. The event will be free and open to the public, baked goods, and drinks will be available for purchase, and all proceeds raised through the bake sale, auction, and donations prior and during the event will be donated directly to Planned Parenthood NorCal and Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates. Right on. 11am-3pm. Rose Alley between Gough and Market (behind Zuni Cafe).