October 2008

  • Tastes of the City - Founded in March 2004, George Mark Children’s House is located in the East Bay Hills of San Leandro. The organization serves a critical need for families facing the loss of a child, by providing them with round-the-clock care for their...
  • San Francisco Wine Week - ~SAN FRANCISCO WINE WEEK~ is the first wine festival of its kind, for six nights, and is geared toward the new generation of young wine industry members and wine lovers. SF Wine Week attendees will pay one ticket price ($75)...
  • Halloween - Not everyone wants to go out in costume for ~HALLOWEEN~, go dancing, or join the citywide mayhem. So for those of you who want to celebrate Halloween in a culinary fashion, here is a line-up of some events for you:Sent...
  • Red Tie Gala - I had a total blast at the ~RED TIE GALA~ the last time it was held in 2006—I mean, really, who doesn’t want to party at Neiman Marcus? This biennial event benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Anne’s Home...
  • World of Wine - Now, there is no shortage of wine events in this town, but attend the ~WORLD OF WINE~ benefit and you’ll help support the Mission YMCA and its after school, day care, and summer camp programs for San Francisco’s inner city...
  • Sugar Rush 2008 - ~SUGAR RUSH~ is a night of complimentary dessert tastings from local artisans, plus a silent auction, and cocktails to help support Spark's youth programs! Spark is a youth empowerment organization that creates real-world opportunities for Bay Area youth. Spark helps...
  • Baking Boot Camp - I just received a copy of Sur La Table's The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet, and was happy to see the accompanying ~BAKING BOOT CAMP CLASSES~ that coincide with the release of the book. The demo classes...
  • One Night, One Heart Dinner - Last year I was honored to attend one of the Zen Hospice dinners during their annual ~ONE NIGHT, ONE HEART~ fundraiser. This year, I am even more honored to be invited back as an event co-chair, and host for one...

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