January 2008

  • Mardi Gras at Town Hall - Let the good times roll at Town Hall's annual ~MARDI GRAS~ extravaganza. There will be all kinds of good things to drink, like $5 hurricanes, Abita beer, wine, caipirinhas, and tons of Nawlins fare to eat, like fried chicken, jambalaya,...
  • Tet/Lunar New Year at Bong Su - The ~VIETNAMESE TET CELEBRATION~ of the Lunar New Year, the year of the Rat, will begin with firecrackers to ward off the evil spirits and to welcome the entrance of the dragon (dragon show at 7pm). Guests can feed the...
  • Bar Bambino - Oink. Did you hear that? I sure did. ~BAR BAMBINO~ is hosting a special dinner in celebration of La Quercia Farm's Acorn Edition pig! Yes, the pig has an edition. For more information on La Quercia's Acorn Edition pig, see...
  • Valentine's Day - Yes, $%#@ ~VALENTINE’S DAY~ is creeping up. Love it, hate it, whatever, the city erupts in events and all kinds of opportunities for you to blow some cash. If you’re wondering where to take your sweetie that night, I say...
  • ZAP Festival - The 17th Annual ~ZINFANDEL ADVOCATES & PRODUCERS FESTIVAL (ZAP)~ has a variety of events coming up, and always draws quite the crowd. For more details, check out the site links below, but here are the highlights:Flights: A Showcase of California...
  • tablehopper supper - So the holidays have ended, and now it’s time for another gathering of the gourmand tribes for the third ~TABLEHOPPER SUPPER~. I am hosting this supper at one of my very favorite restaurants, Aziza. There is room for 24 guests...
  • Wine and Wishes - The seventh annual ~MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION'S WINE AND WISHES~ event is coming up, a gourmet food and wine tasting hosted on Treasure Island. Over 60 of San Francisco's favorite chefs and wineries will be providing hors d'oeuvres, like Ana Mandara, A16,...
  • Inside the Kitchen - I know, this in Half Moon Bay, but the ~INSIDE THE KITCHEN~ series of cooking classes are fab, and feature a lot of SF chefs! This year’s line up includes Jennifer Biesty, chef, and Scott Baird, bar manager, Coco500; Traci...
  • Is It Safe to Eat? - E. coli, GMOs, pesticides… every week, it seems, news arrives of the latest potential danger in our food supply. When the very thing that is meant to nourish us may also do us harm, how can consumers be conscious without...

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