Four Benefit Wine Tastings and Dinners to Check Out


This Saturday February 5th, SF Food Not Bombs is hosting a fundraising dinner in order to purchase reusable plates and utensils for their Thursday Food Sharing events. The five-course dinner is being sold at a $10-$30 sliding scale (you get a free drink with donations over $10). You can see the menu online here. 3030 B 16th St., “Station 40.″

Yup, it’s American Heart Month. On Tuesday February 8th, a number of San Francisco restaurants are participating in the Institute on Aging’s Dinner à la Heart. Restaurants will hold tables for Dinner à la Heart, and diners reserve these tables (through the Dinner à la Heart Hotline)—proceeds from the meal price ultimately act as a donation. Some restaurants offer dinner for $60 per person, like Le P’tit Laurent, while others like Gary Danko go up to $175 per person—you can see the list of participating restaurants here. Call the Dinner à la Heart Hotline to reserve a table (415-750-3443) or make reservations online.

More hearts: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s second annual Hearts After Dark is on Thursday February 10th from 7pm-10pm. The event is on Union Square, and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Tickets here.

On Thursday February 17th, there will be a wine tasting fundraiser at ~ORSON~ to benefit Mali Kalanso, a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit project providing education to children in Mali. The event will feature small production artisan wines—also available via silent auction and for purchase—with all proceeds going to Mali Kalanso. There will be hors d’oeuvres served as well. 6pm-8pm. Entrance: $50 prior (tickets here), $60 at the door. 508 4th St. at Bryant.