Howdy friends. How are y’all doing after that 5.1 rumbler today? I now know Fortuna does not sense earthquakes ahead of time—kind of like ShakeAlert, where was my early notification? Nothing like being on the top floor of an old building to really feel it, eeeeee! At least my go bag is by the door and well-stocked with weed and bourbon, ha.
It was wonderful to see so many of you a week ago at the Foodwise Sunday Supper, what a fabulous reunion of our farmer, culinary, and cocktail community! Did you know Foodwise raised $440,000 in support of local, sustainable family farmers and food makers at Foodwise farmers markets, and food access programs?! It was their most successful Sunday Supper yet, all thanks to you.
You’ll want to head back to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building this Saturday October 29th for the new Pop-Ups on the Plaza series. Celebrate the harvest season with a day of fall festivities, family fun, and delicious food from local, Black-owned food businesses, including A Girl Named Pinky, Melan-AID, Rome’s Kitchen, Tha M’fn Vegan, Wanda’s Cooking, and many more. There will also be cooking demos and plenty of activities for the kiddos. 9am-1pm.
Also this Saturday, Prubechu is hosting a night of fashion, food, music, and natural wines with BTFL Studio and Stagiaire Wines. Did someone say roast pig fiesta plate? Tickets are almost gone, get yours here. See you there?
I’m very excited (and busy!) co-producing these two Schmaltzy events in November with the Jewish Food Society! Schmaltzy is their signature live storytelling event—it’s like The Moth, but with noshes! On Tuesday November 8th, join us for an intimate Schmaltzy salon at The Alice Collective in Oakland, featuring a story from Sydney Arkin, founder of Bad Walter’s Bootleg Ice Cream, with bites and beverages from Covenant wines and a cocktail from Junípero gin, thanks to Hotaling & Co.! Tickets are limited and can be found here.
On Thursday November 10th, we’ll be at the stylish Four One Nine venue in SoMa. Hear stories from “Good Mythical Morning’s” Nicole Hendizadeh, Nopa chef-owner Laurence Jossel, and Rabbi Sydney Mintz from Temple Emanu-El will share a tale about her Buddhist monk brother and chocolate chip cookies. (Yours truly will be emceeing.) Then, stick around to party and snack on the dishes from each story. We’ll enjoy pours from Covenant wines and Nopa’s 50/50 Martini with Junípero gin, thanks to Hotaling & Co. Extremely limited SF tickets can be found here.
Don’t forget: this week is San Francisco Restaurant Week, running through Sunday October 30th. This year, over 180 restaurants in SF are participating with prix-fixe lunch, brunch, and dinner menus available for onsite dining, takeout, and delivery. Get out there and support your favorite restaurants while discovering some new-to-you ones, too! Buon appetito!
Wishing y’all a Happy Halloween and scintillating Scorpio season—stand by for some exciting news from me in November!
So on-brand for fall (and deeeeelicious): Delfina’s latkes with salmon roe and crème fraîche at Foodwise Sunday Supper. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Oct 25 2022