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Food and San Francisco go hand in hand. From its humble beginnings as a port on the Pacific, San Francisco has become one of the primary cities to watch for new trends in art, politics, film, and, yes, food. Considering how many unique cultures call the city by the bay their home, and considering how many people from these various cultures are heavily engaged in their own food traditions, it is no wonder that food in our city has reached a unique place of fusion, elevation, and exploration.
Following this tradition, GlobalSF has posited as one of their primary goals the introduction of foreign investment in the city as well as the export of local businesses to the rest of the world. That they have turned their attention to food is no surprise, and for those looking to get a taste of San Francisco’s future (pun intended) it is therefore a fantastic idea to get yourself over to the Future of Food In San Francisco event which will take place at the historic Market Square Food Hall on Monday, November 18th.
At the center of the Future of Food in SF event lies presentations by three key chefs working within the city today: Chef Tanya Holland, Chef Brandon Jew, and Chef Belinda Leong. These trend-setting and taste-making individuals are the head minds behind such astonishing San Francisco eateries as Brown Sugar Kitchen, B. Patisserie, and Mister Jiu’s. If you’ve ever eaten at any of these restaurants, then you know the high standard towards which the food which emerges from their kitchen’s leans. You know the level of skill and passion of the chefs and the summits reached by their creations.
This is reason enough to attend the fireside conversations with the three chefs as they discuss global food trends currently sweeping across the city as well as ways to better assist the Bay Area make connections with traditions from Asia and beyond.
Tickets to the event include a reception with food and drink provided. As well, you will have the chance to be among the first to taste Eclipse Ice Cream, a plant-based desert that its manufacturers claim is impossible to tell apart from the real thing!
Pinot noir. One of the finest varieties of grape, one of the most sought after wines. Unfortunately, all this demand means that a lot of bad pinot noirs wind up sloshing their way up the wine distribution pyramid. Nothing dampens the party more than an unpleasant wine suddenly finding its way into everyone’s glasses.
San Francisco 49ers fans are no strangers to disappointment. Ever since 1995, when they won their last Super Bowl, it seems as though to identify oneself as a 49ers fan means to simultaneously identify as someone always getting the short end of the stick. This year, things seem to be changing.
While some deplore the shorter days, the oncoming darkness of winter, the bitter winds that blow across the bay now that October is about to change into November and summer is officially no more than a wistful memory, others of us are feeling our blood begin to stir as once again the chance to experience some memorable sporting events becomes increasingly frequent.
Film, food, and fine wine. A perfect evening! A marvelous lifestyle! Or, if you happen to be in Napa Valley this November, a great film festival featuring screenings, tastings, seminars, classes, and a chance to be surrounded by others who love cinema and cuisine as much as you do.
Well, summer is most definitely over in San Francisco, and autumn is here to remind us that time moves forward in an unbreakable stream. It can be hard to retain the inner fire that comes along with longer days and warmer nights as we watch the flowers fade and the deciduous trees change color. Now we begin to search for ways to stay warm, to keep the light alive, and to keep the desolation so present in winter at bay. If you’re like me, than one of the best ways to stave off inner darkness is by moving your body. And there are few better ways to do this than through dancing!
Tiburon is one of those sorts of places that you need to see to believe. Located across the bay from San Francisco, it is home to some of the most gorgeous views of the SF skyline, the bay, and the hills shrouded in a distant fog. If you’ve never been, and if you are a fan of delicious handcrafted beers, then we have the perfect event for you to take care of these two things at the same time: the Tiburon Taps Beer Festival!
When craft beer really burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s, the beverage world was turned upside down by the introduction of something lovely and unexpected into a world that had been, up until that point, fairly predictable and droll. Instead of needing to choose between Bud Light and Corona, beer lovers were provided with a wealth of stunning options, leading to a massive surge in craft brewers, which led to even more exciting things to try, which led to even more people deciding to go and brew beer.
It is true that when people think of cheese they think of places such as Wisconsin or France. With the amount of history located in each of these places that revolves specifically around cheese, it is not surprising that they get the bulk of the credit for bringing the tasty, complex goodness of cheese to the world. HOWEVER: would it surprise you to learn that California is also a top competitor when it comes to places to find amazing cheese? Regardless of your answer to that question, you will not want to miss the exciting adventure that is headed your way this September at the Fifth Annual San Francisco Cheese Fest.
As concerns about our rapidly changing ecosystem become increasingly mainstream, more and more individuals are turning towards various artistic enterprises in order to try and process, discuss, and change what is happening to our planet. Certainly, many books continue to emerge on the topic, but sometimes it can feel completely overwhelming to know where to begin when it comes to keeping up with the latest science on global warming and the various things that people are trying to do in order to stop its most disastrous effects.