May 2006

  • Mattanza Dinner - Check out this unusual dinner from the fabulous folks at ~INCANTO~, their third Sicilian Mattanza dinner: On Monday, June 12, Incanto will host a very special evening, exploring and celebrating the centuries-old Mattanza, a ritualistic communal hunt for tuna off...
  • Commonwealth Club Panel Discussion - Photo courtesy of Ferry Building Marketplace Another option on June 12 is this ~COMMONWEALTH CLUB PANEL DISCUSSION~ about organic food standards: "While more and more people visit farmer's markets across the country and grocery stores increase shelf space devoted to...
  • The Taste of Western Australia - Okay, winos. Time to check out some wines of Western Australia at the first ~TASTE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA~ in North America. Wineries from Margaret River, Pemberton, Perth Hills, and Blackwood Valley will be organized by their appellation to illustrate the...
  • Millennium Restaurant - This cracked me up. How often do you get to see a baked potato bar? Exactly. ~MILLENNIUM~ is hosting their 25th Annual "Southern Comfort" Dinner, which will have a vegetarian variation of some BBQ, plus baked casseroles, and cola showing...
  • Wines on Wine - So I had a chance to check out one of the ~FIFTH FLOOR/LOUNGE ON FIVE~ wine classes with sommelier Emily Wines, and I gotta tell ya, it rocked. There was a group of about ten of us in the lounge,...
  • Slow Club - Checkity-check it: ~SLOW CLUB~ is hosting their first winemaker dinner on Sunday, May 21. They hope to have more events on Sunday evenings this summer, featuring farmers, wineries, and their favorite ingredients, but for now, they'll be welcoming Clayton Fritz,...
  • Steps of Rome Caffe - For those of you who can't afford the tickets to World Cup, at least you can party with the bona-fide soccer crazies at ~STEPS OF ROME CAFFE~, who will be showing the World Cup non-stop, opening early and closing late,...
  • Charles Chocolates - Yo, chocoholics. Every Saturday from 10am-7pm you can taste some chocolates from ~CHARLES CHOCOLATES~, an artisan chocolatier who has opened up a temporary shop in Laurel Heights until May 27. They even have a PMS chocolates selection. All made with...
  • Fog City News - And then did you know about the chocolate tastings at ~FOG CITY NEWS~? They'll be hosting some in-store visits by Bay Area chocolatiers Richard Donnelly of Donnelly Chocolates of Santa Cruz, Michael Mischer of Michael Mischer Chocolates of Oakland (Michael...
  • Harry Denton's Starlight Room - Since I'm no longer throwing my oh-so-wrong Sunday brunch party, +Rehab+ with my pal Ryan, it's high time we see a new option for Sunday shenanigans. Ends up Harry Denton and Donna Sachet (the former "Miss Gay San Francisco" and...

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