On Thursday August 15th (that’s tomorrow), celebrate Southern food, culture, and design, with Southern at the Table at the Heath Ceramics showroom. The evening marks the opening of Alabama Chanin’s show at Heath, which will continue until September 1st. The event, which goes from 5pm-8pm, is free and will include food from chefs Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen and Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, including bacon cheddar biscuits, chicken or seafood gumbo, and smoked molasses chicken wings. The Southern Foodways Alliance will be setting up a marketplace of goods from 20 different Southern small businesses, and you can also catch a screening of a documentary film on Tennessee pitmaster Helen Turner. Plus, 20 percent of all proceeds from sales at the marketplace will go to local small business incubator La Cocina. 2900 18th St. at Alabama, 415-361-5552 ext. 13.
Looking for some insight on what it takes to be cutting edge in the world of food and beverages? Check out the FOOD & BEVERAGE PIONEERS panel on the Bayview food and beverage scene from the Cornell Hotel Society on Tuesday August 20th. Panelists will be pulled from different aspects of the industry to give a broad look at what creates progress and change. Panelists include Earl Shaddix of All-Clad cookware, who will talk about the cottage industry; Daniel Scovill of Arcsine, who will discuss design; and Eskender Aseged, who will bring the perspective of a restaurant owner and chef. The event runs from 6pm-8:30pm and includes drinks and small bites. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. at 8th St., 415-863-1414.
Some of the wares at Southern at the Table. Photo from Facebook.