November 2010

  • Dine America/Dine Louisiana This Wednesday December 1st - Tomorrow night, 290 chefs and restaurateurs all across the country will be showing their support for Gulf Coast seafood and for the fishing families whose livelihoods were affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A good cause is always a...
  • Special Holiday Dining Hours and Offers - Holiday time means you need more locations where you can celebrate with loved ones, dine with co-workers, and tipple with fellow boozehounds. One of my favorite places to celebrate is at Bix, which opens for lunch every weekday during the...
  • Holiday Celebrations, Tea, (and Spiked Hot Chocolate) - The Bay Area is now going full-tilt boogie into holiday celebrations and events, so I thought I’d round up some fun options for you, and, if you have them, your little ones. Starting with tonight, Tuesday November 23rd, The Claremont...
  • Holiday Shopping Events, Gift Baskets, and Tamales! - There are also some fun holiday “shop local” events coming up. One is the first annual Sip Snack & Shop event on Chestnut Street. On Thursday December 2nd (from 6pm-9pm), all participating businesses, including restaurants, will be offering at least...
  • Get Ready: the Red Tie Gala Is Friday November 19th - Time to get your red shoes, red dress, red cummerbund, and red bow tie pressed and ready for the Red Tie Gala at Neiman Marcus this Friday November 19th. This one-of-a-kind event benefits Little Sisters of the Poor—St. Anne’s Home...
  • OPENrestaurant Is Back: Now Presenting OPENwater - After last October’s meat spectacle at SFMOMA (“OPENfuture: Spinning Marinetti’s Wheels”) from OPENrestaurant, I can’t wait to see what they plan to unleash this coming weekend for OPENwater at St. George Spirits in Alameda. This is another ambitious event in...
  • Where to Gobble Gobble This Thanksgiving - Below are a variety of options for those of you who won’t be cooking your Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 25th. There are many other restaurants doing Thanksgiving in the city, check out the list on OpenTable here. Early Thanksgiving...
  • The Ahwahnee Kicks Off the 29th Annual Vintners' Holidays Series - Now through December 2nd, The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park is welcoming 32 of California’s best winemakers for its 29th annual Vintners’ Holidays event series. Participants in each of the eight sessions have personal access to meet the winemakers,...
  • Taste & Tribute: A Benefit for the Tibetan Aid Project - Here’s a chance to enjoy great food and improve your karma too: Taste & Tribute, the 10th annual benefit gala held by the Tibetan Aid Project, will grace the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday November 19th with...

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