Tidbits and Food Events: Brunch at Son's Addition, Good Food Awards, Bollito Misto Returns!


The cart for bollito misto at Poggio. Photo courtesy of Poggio via Facebook.

There’s a new addition to your brunch playbook up for consideration: ~SON’S ADDITION~ in the Mission launched brunch service, with dishes like spicy corned beef hash with breakfast potatoes, braised dino kale, Fresno chiles, and a poached egg; malted waffles with satsuma butter; or a fried chicken sandwich with cilantro-jalapeño slaw, cotija cheese, and spicy mole aioli on a sesame seed bun. Look for some low-ABV cocktails from Kyle Greffin (Al’s Place), plus sangria, Champagne cocktails, and micheladas. Sat-Sun 10:30am-2:30pm.

This weekend is the Good Food Awards, with Madhur Jaffrey delivering the keynote speech at the awards ceremony on Friday January 19th at Herbst Theater (you’ll also get to see Alice Waters). The event will honor 199 winners hailing from 34 states and Washington, D.C., across 15 categories (beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, preserved fish, honey, oils pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits, and the newest category, elixirs). You can get tickets here, and there is also an after-party hosted at Airbnb with Bi-Rite Market. 5:15pm-7:30pm ceremony; 8pm-10pm after-party.

On Sunday January 21st, don’t miss the Good Food Awards Marketplace held in conjunction with the Fort Mason Farmers’ Market from 9am-2pm. If you purchase an early access pass, you get to attend the market an hour before (at 8am), meet the producers in a more intimate setting, and sample products before the crowds. And items are available for purchase! Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, 2 Marina Blvd. Tickets: $5 at the door or online, $20 early access pass.

Trade and media, check out the Good Food Mercantile on Saturday.

The ultimate wintertime dinner is back at ~POGGIO~: their annual bollito misto returns January 24th-28th! Executive chef and partner Benjamin Balesteri prepares the customary Milanese meal of brisket, oxtail, and cotechino sausage (slowly simmered) and serves it with a variety of sauces, including salsa verde, crème fraîche, horseradish, bone marrow butter, and mostarda. The traditional Italian carello (cart) will wheel up to your table and the meats will be sliced and served with some of the rich cooking broth on a heated plate. $28 per person. Fantastico!