Bay Area Food Festivals - 2011
- CarrieWas218 Jan 18, 2011 05:22 AM
Last year's thread was fabulous in its continual growth - here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/696847 - but it was started in May so we missed all the early Spring festivals.
Let's get it going again for this year! What food festivals are coming up?
To celebrate New Immigrant Food Week and as part of Good Food Month, La Cocina is sponsoring the Salsa Showdown on Saturday, 2/12, at Cafe Cocomo. The public is invited to come taste from 5-7pm, then there will be dancing starting at 8pm. There's no charge but because the venue is a club, you have to be over 21 to attend. The entrants include pros (e.g., Nopalito, La Espiga de Oro, Azalina) as well as amateurs sharing their family recipes. I'm one of the judges. The competitors were asked to prepare for 100 people, so get there early if you want to sample.
La Cocina Community Kitchen
2948 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Cafe Cocomo Bar Grill & Night Club
650 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Saturday, April 2
East Bay Cambodian New Year Festival
11 am – 6 pm
Cesar Chavez Educational Center: 2832 International Boulevard, Oakland
"The alcohol-free celebration will include, free Cambodian food, Karaoke, traditional dancing, a fashion show, games, and family friendly activities."
Cambodian New Year Festival 2011
10 am – 5 pm
Tenderloin Children’s Playground: 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Cambodian New Year Festival 2011
10 am – 5 pm
Tenderloin Children’s Playground: 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco
The festival promises to be a fusion of both traditional celebrations and modern customs. The day will start out with a Cambodian monk will give the customary blessings. There will be traditional food, games, a giant jumper, Cambodian dancing, break dancing, and poetry readings. Moreinfo here.
Yesterday I noted but did not check out the 8th annual Bodega Bay Clam Chowder Day; not a festival per se, it seems a $5 donation gets you a map with ten participating restaurants dispensing, according to the Press-Democrat, "spoons and cups of hot clam chowder." (Spoons???) Not sure what additional charges there were at each restaurant.
One to keep in mind for next year- did anyone partake?
re: Pius Avocado III
I didn't know about it until it was over. Spud Point Crab Company won again this year.
Here's a link to my own taste-off results the weekend before,
Spud Point Crab Company
1860 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
SFoodie's throwing a bake-sale benefit for the City Clinic.
"On Sun., Feb. 13, we at SFoodie are throwing our first-ever benefit, a bake sale called One Love: Because You Are Your Own Valentine. Instead of blowing the bank on some stilted play for romance, be good to yourself. Head on over to La Victoria from noon to 4 p.m. and pick up a collection of baked goods from some of SFoodie's favorite pastry shops:
Tell Tale Preserve Co., Goody Goodie, Pinkie's Bakery, Mission Minis, Sweet Adeline Bakeshop they and others are donating treats suitable for celebrating the fact that you are, in fact, your own best Valentine. Munch on site with a cup of La Victoria's La Paz coffee, or pack some up to go.
Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, 100 percent of all sales will go to the San Francisco City Clinic, which provides free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services to everyone."
One Love Bake Sale
When: Sun., Feb. 13, noon-4 p.m.
Where: La Victoria Mexican Bakery and Cafe, 2937 24th St. (at Florida)
bake sale is CASH ONLY
3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA
1196 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
1170 E William St, San Jose, CA 95116
131 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Tell Tale Preserve Co.
33 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108
Eat Real Festival returns at Oakland's Jack London Square from Sept 23 - 25. It's been a huge success these past 2 years. More and more food trucks keep popping up in the Bay Area.
It's also expanding in LA and they probably have 10x more food trucks than here.
Jack London Square
70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA
This weekend Feb. 12-13th there's a bunch of wine festivals:
6th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival, cost: $65, 1-4pm
14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend, cost: $45, 11am-4pm
2011 Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend, cost: $25 ($20 in advance), 10am-5pm
Then next weekend on February 19th, one of the most popular wine events is the public tasting of winners from The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (the largest American wine competition) - cost $65.
What: SJ Eats: A Moveable Feast
When: Saturday, April 2nd
Where: Fallon House Parking Lot, Almaden Ave. and Saint John St.
When: Lunch 11:30a to 3:30p, Dinner 5p-9p
Follow SJ Eats on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information.
They’re planning for a mix of 20 trucks and carts; 10 during lunch/10 during dinner.
Here is a list of some of the trucks/carts involved:
Bill’s Beer Steamed Hot Dog Cart
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie
By the way, the second SJ MADE Vendor Fair is happening the same day as SJ Eats. Support your local artists and vendors! (SJ MADE is from 12pm to 8pm, San Pedro Square.)
Rebuilding Together Oakland's Second Annual Wine Tasting
Featuring local wines from East Bay Vintners:
Stage Left Cellars
Come learn about and support the vital services Rebuilding Together Oakland provides for Oakland's low-income communities, and sample several delicious wines made in our own backyard!
Tickets: $30 (includes 2 tastings per winery)
available at rtoakland.org
MARCH 31, 5:30-8 PM
1171 Ocean Ave. Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94608
2900 Main St # 1100, Alameda, CA
Rock Wall Wines
2301 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501
55 4th St, Oakland, CA 94607
My very favorite foodie event is the Passport to Dry Creek Valley, scheduled this year for April 30 to May 1st. 40+ wineries pouring lots of wine and little eats paired with them. We've gone the last two years and are really looking forward to going again this year!
Here's a list of the Bake Sale for Japan sites in the SF Bay Area:
Saturday, April 2, 10am to 2pm
Oakland–Pizzaiolo (5008 Telegraph Ave.)
Berkeley–Gioia Pizzeria (1586 Hopkins St.)
San Francisco (Mission)–Bi-Rite Market (3639 18th St.;)
San Francisco (Fillmore)–SPQR (1911 Fillmore St..)
Marin–Marin Country Mart (2257 Larkspur Landing Circle.)
San Jose–Roy’s Station (197 Jackson St.; email SanJoseBakesale@gmail.com)
Belvedere–St. Stephen’s Church (3 Bay View Ave.; email So.MarinBakesale@gmail.com)
Napa–Oxbow Public Market (644 1st St., #D; email NapaBakesale@gmail.com)
Sonoma–The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg (423 Center St., Healdsburg; email HealdsburgBakesaleForJapan@gmail.com)
re: Melanie Wong
04/09 @ Yoshi's SF . . . JAPAN RELIEF BENEFIT @ 1-4PM
n afternoon of eating, wine and sake tasting all for a great cause featuring 13 of Bay Area's top chefs, and music . . .
* Sho Kamio (Yoshiâ€™s)
* Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani (Terra and Ame)
* Bruce Hill (Bix, Picco and Zero Zero)
* Staffan Terje (Perbacco and Barbacco)
* Ravi Kapur (Prospect)
* Paul Canales (ex-Oliveto)
* Ken Tominaga (Hana and Go Fish)
* Chris Cosentino (Incanto, Boccalone)
* Joseph Manzare (Hecho, Globe and Zuppa)
* Hoss Zare (ZarÃ© at Fly Trap)
* Michael Morrison (Moss Room and Coco 500)
* Yasu Iwata (Delica)
564 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Boccalone Factory - Not Open to Public
1924 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
641 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The 3rd Annual Goat Festival is April 16, 10am to 1pm, at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco
Presented by Cuesa.org and Northern California Makers of Goat Milk Products With Special Guests, Authors and Cooking Demos.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
One Ferry Building, 200 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
Noodle Fest, May 1 in SF Chinatown and North Beach
Windsor Food Truck Festival
Friday, April 15, 5-9pm
The Plaza on Lakewood at 8911 Lakewood Drive, Windsor, CA 95492 at the end of Lakewood Drive before the gated community.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011. 12:30 PM.
Location: White Plaza near the Claw Fountain, between the Clubhouse and the Bookstore on the Stanford Campus
Stanford Hawai'i Club LU'AU 2011 "Ho‘omoe Wai Kahi Ke Kao‘o: Live in Harmony with Other People and the World Around You" May 14, 2011, White Plaza 12:30 - Live Music & Food 1:00 - Show is Free / Food $5 for Students, $10 Everyone Else
This Saturday in Morgan Hill (5/7/11) 10AM-6PM:
2nd Annual No Bull BBQ Cook Off
at the Community & Cultural Center 17000 Monterey Rd
67 teams from through out the state and western US will be fighting out, many of which will be selling samples to the public in hopes of winning the coveted "People's Choice" category.
This Saturday looks like there's a fun event in Petaluma...details below. Of course there's also the Cinco de Mayo festival in Dolores Park in SF on Saturday too!
The 14th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa & Beer Tasting
When: Sat, May 7, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Behren's Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA (map)
More Info: http://www.cinnabartheater.org/chili/
May 7 - Oakland Battle of the Taco Trucks
May 13 - Nomadic Pizza Throwdown, Japan Relief Benefit at Coffee Bar in San Francisco
May 21 - Third Annual Freestone Fermentation Festival
May 21-22 - Taste Alexander Valley
Kendall Jackson Winery starts up its first Saturday of month farmstand tomorrow, May 7. This year food trucks are added to the mix.
Here's my post from last season,
Kendall Jackson Winery
5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) is excited to present—along
with our co-sponsors LiveReal, the California Food and Justice Coalition,
Food First, People's Grocery, and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative—a FREE food
justice event in San Francisco, entitled Growing Food Democracy: Connecting
Global Lessons to Local Action. Please join us on Monday, May 9th at 7:00pm
as we bring together two of the food justice movement's leading authors,
Robert Gottlieb and Raj Patel, and activist Navina Khanna of Oakland's
LiveReal for a stimulating evening of dialogue, moderated by PANNA's senior
scientist Marcia Ishii-Eiteman. The speakers will explore the successes,
tensions and synergies between the local food justice, national food
democracy and global food sovereignty movements; we invite you to join the
Growing Food Democracy: Connecting Global Lessons to Local Action
Monday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
3543 18th St # 8 San Francisco, CA 94110-1697
near 16th st. BART
Sponsored by Pesticide Action Network, with LiveReal, the California Food
and Justice Coalition, Food First, and People's Grocery. The event is FREE
and open to the public.
May 14 - ¡FiestaVal 2011! in San Francisco
May 14 - Nextcourse, Veggie Fiesta at Mission High School
May 21 - Empty Bowls Dinner and Auction for the Redwood Empire Food Bank
May 28 - Blues, Brews & BBQ in Brentwood
June 4 - Single Vineyard Night
June 5 - TAPAS Grand Tasting in San Francisco
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
3543 18th St # 8, San Francisco, CA
909 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94102
May 12 - Bubbles & Bivalves
May 12 - Taste of Potrero
May 14 & 15 - Cleaning out the cellar sale, Holdredge Wines, Healdsburg
May 19 & 20 - Free screening of In Search of Good Food and The Greenhorns
Popcorn & food provided by BiRite
May 21 - Ghirardelli Square Wine Festival
May 22 - Lagunitas Beer Circus, Petaluma
(Can you tell I'm cleaning press releases out of my neglected inbox?)
Taiwanese American Cultural festival Sat 5/14/11 from 10-6p. Taiwanese food booths, cultural performances, marketplace, annual event. Union Square, Post & Powell, SF. FREE. 415-781-7880. http://sftafest.org
Russian-American Fair: Sun 5/15/11 10-5. Russian food & vodka, annual event. live entertainment & crafts for kids. Oshman Family Jewish Community Ctr, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 650-223-8621; www.paloaltojcc.org/russia
Sam's Loberster Fest, Sun 5/15/11 2-5pm. Oyster shucking 7 eating competition, wine tasting, arts, crafts, food booths, activitis for kids. Food & drink tickets $1 ea. American Legion Coastside Post 474, 470 Capistrano Rd, HMB. 650-712-0245. www.samschowderhouse.com
2nd Annual SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale Sat 5/14/11 10-6:
May 18 - Films on Food, “The Garden”
Followed by social at The Bloodhound
May 19 - Deli Summit: The Renaissance
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
On the menu from Wise Sons:
House-baked Bialys and Smoked Fish, with chive cream cheese, red onion & capers. Sweet and sour pickles on the side 7 openfaced 10
May 22 - Doof-a-Palooza, Oakland
Play with your organic food
This Saturday (5/21/11) at the Weber Point Event Center in Stockton:
The Third Annual Way Out West BBQ Competition
30+ teams will be on hand selling samples to the public from 11:30AM - 4:00PM.
This event is in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Taste of San Joaquin:
6/2 - Cake Futures http://pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com...
6/3 - Oakland Art Murmur (and street food vendors) http://oaklandartmurmur.org/about
6/4 - Kiss the Cook & the Farmer Too http://www.cookandfarmer.com/invite.html
6/4 - ALBA, Family Farm Day & U-Pick http://www.albafarmers.org/images/fam...
6/12 - Cooking Matters Farmers Market Brunch @ Jack London Square
6/13 - Taste of Mendocino http://tasteofmendo.com/
6/6-18 - Pinot Days http://www.pinotdays.com/Events/Festi...
Jack London Square
70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA
6/4 - Oak Hill Farm tour http://theoakhillfarmer.wordpress.com...
6/11 - Bay Area Brew Fest http://www.drinkeatplay.com/bayareabr...
6/14 - Toast Marriage Equality (Skrewcap and Orson) http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/80...
6/19 - Fort Mason Farmers Market 1st Anniversary Celebration http://www.fortmason.org/events/event...
7/12 - Sonoma in the City Grand Tasting http://www.sonomawine.com/
7/14 - Forks and Corks at the Firehouse http://sonomatasting.eventbrite.com/
7/23 - East Bay Food Fight http://www.eastbayfoodfight.org/
8/5-7 - West of West Wine Festival (whole hog!) http://arestravel.com/4877_attraction...
Bites on Broadway
45th and Broadway
Fridays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Runs June 10-October 21
Mobile vendors (many of them part of a new collective) plan to set up Friday nights in front of Oakland Tech in Temescal.
Oakland was a haven for food trucks long before Korean short ribs met the tortilla. And though ― outside Fruitvale ― the city's mobile vending rules won't allow trucks to cluster on city streets like they do in Emeryville, organizers are trying to devise work-arounds. First among them: a weekly food pod called Bites on Broadway, which will set up Friday nights on the plaza in front of Oakland Technical High School on Broadway at 45th Street starting June 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. "
As I found out at the Pista Sa Nayon (which the unseasonal rains put a huge damper on unfortunately) in Vallejo yesterday%3
7/09 & 7/10 - Adobo Festival, Vallejo Waterfront Park, Vallejo, C
9/03 & 9/04 - Adobo Festival, Milpitas Sports Complex, Milpitas, C
6/11, Vinify Collective Wine Tasting, Santa Rosa
6/10 & 11, Monterey Wine Festival and West Coast Chowder competition
6/12, Haight Ashbury Street Fair
6/12 - Contra Costa Wine Growers Association Summer Celebration
6/22, Spring Wine Walk, Walnut Creek
6/26, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
7/24 - Festival de Comida Peruana, San Francisco (cuy, anyone?)
8/20 & 21 - 29th Annual Hayward Zucchini Festival
9/13, 14, 15 - National Heirloom Exposition, The Heirloom Vegetable and Seed Fair, Santa Rosa
re: Melanie Wong
The Peruvian food festival was great. No cuy that I could find. Great music.
We had butifarra (in Peru, not a sausage but a ham sandwich with onion relish, $5), choclo on the cob with cheese and a minty salsa ($5), empanadas criollas (beef with spices, raisins, almonds, etc.), the very last skewer of anticuchos ($7). Probably best to go on the early side.
6/11-12 - Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music
6/20 - 1st Annual Tailgate Throwdown Featuring Saag's Sausages, San Francisco
6/30 - San Francisco Magazine Best of the Bay Area
8/1-7 - SF Chefs 2011
6/18 - Cotati Jazz Festival
6/17-19 - Gay Wine Weekend, Out in the Vineyard, Sonoma County
6/19 - Isleton Crawdad Festival
7/2 - All American Zin Day, Dry Creek Valley
7/3 - Guerneville Independence Celebration
7/4 - 30th Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off, Palo Alto
7/4 - Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade and Festival, Sonoma Plaza
7/10 - Petaluma Art and Garden Festival
7/10 - 57th Annual Enmanji Temple BBQ and Bazaar, Sebastopol
7/14 - Bastille Day in Wine Country, Healdsburg
7/23 - 3rd Annual Hot Graton Nights Car Show & BBQ
7/23-24 - Catalan Festival, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma
7/30 - Fort Ross Cultural Heritage Day
7/29-31 - Gilroy Garlic Festival
8/6 - Petaluma Music Festival
8/6-7 - 17th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay
8/7 - Bodega Volunteer Fire Dept "Big Event" BBQ & Parade
8/13-14 - Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol
8/14 - Tour d'Organics
8/19-21 - Grape to Glass, Russian River Valley
8/20 - San Francisco Streetfood Festival
8/20 - Stumptown Revival, Russian River Beer, Guerneville
8/20-21 - Fairfield Tomato Festival
8/27 - Taste of Petaluma
8/27-28 - Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival
9/4-5 - 30th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration, Livermore Valley
9/10-11 - Tracy Dry Bean Festival
9/10-11 - 27th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival
9/11 - Solano Stroll
9/17 - Annual Old Grove Festival & Gourmet Hike, Armstrong Woods
9/23-25 - Eat Real, Oakland
9/24-25 - Clayton Oktoberfest
10/2 - 14th Annual Arts & Olive Festival, Redwood City
475 1st St W, Sonoma, CA
Isleton Crawdad Festival
Isleton, CA, Isleton, CA
1563 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707
The Portuguese festas are happening this month. There are dinners with free sopas - huge hunks of beef with bread. St. John the Baptist in El Cerrito is having a Festa masses at 11 am on June 19 and 26th. The bulletin doesn't list the location of the meal, but it is probably the same hall as in this 2009 report
El Cerrito - Where's the beef? Well, 2000 lbs of it was at the Portuguese Festa at St. John's
This is a new site about other festas, but often just gives the city and date
Last weekend there was one in San Jose
Brazilian Festa Junio is also happening this month
Berkeley - Sat 6/25 8pm Casa de Cultura $10
They happen all over the Bay Area, but this is the only one I've seen advertised so far. My report on a Festa Junio in 2009
Are wine events welcome here too or is there a better post for these?
6/22 in SF: South American Superstars: the Wines of Argentina & Chile http://southamerica.eventbrite.com
6/25: Franc or Blanc at Chateau Montelena in Calistoga http://francnblanc.eventbrite.com
9/2-9/4: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/
6/18 - Crawfish by the Bay, Emeryville
6/18-19 - North Beach Festival, San Francisco
6/22 - "Food Stamped" screening & farm tour, Berkeley
7/10 - Bacon Take Down, San Francisco
8/6-7 - Fremont Festival of the Arts
8/13-14 - Nihonmachi, San Francisco
North Beach Festival
Columbus Ave Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
6/25 - 33rd Annual Dia de San Juan (Puerto Rican Festival), San Jose
6/27 - Sonoma Wine Meetup, Santa Rosa
7/9 & 10 - Obon Festival, San Jose
7/14 - 11th Annual Bastille Day Celebration, San Francisco
7/23 - Indonesia Day, San Francisco
7/2 - Breastfest Beer Festival, San Francisco
7/4 - Summer Festival, Saratoga
Thru 7/10 - Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton
7/16 - Far West Fest, Point Reyes Station
7/16 - Rootstock Festival, Santa Rosa
7/24 - 2nd Annual Malaysian Hawker Food Festival, Sunnyvale
8/12-14 - Outside Lands, San Francisco
re: Melanie Wong
re: L C
Heheh, L C! I was just about to post on this, having checked-in with Chef Gator to see if he would be representing. The answer is not his gig, as he'll be out of town, "I'm leaving Sunday to cook for the PGA pro's at the John Deere Classic in Illinois what a great honor. "
That said, I hope to hear some reports from the throwdown, would love to hear a comparison of the various competitors ribs.
Glad to hear your no-boil policy, Todd. At one time you had said you'd issue a statement about Gator's Back Porch BBQ, but none has appeared yet. There seems to be so much public confusion with Chef Gator saying he has exited the business and your jab above, yet despite tweaking of the FB page in recent months, it still lists the Culinary Team as "Chef Glenn Gator Thompson on the Grill. Former owner and chef of Gator's neo soul in Downtown San Mateo. And head chef of Southern Fine Dining establishment Dollie Marie's in San Mateo."
7/1 - Moveable Feast, A truck food festival, 5:30-10p, San Mateo
7/2 & 3 - Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Francisco
7/10 - CUESA Summer Celebration, San Francisco
7/17 - 25th Anniversary Sonoma-Marin Pig Feed, Novato
7/17 - 3rd Annual TASTY Awards, San Francisco
8/13 - Full Moon Barn Dance, Sonoma
8/21 - Family Winemakers Tasting, San Francisco
9/24 - Pie Ranch Farm Dinner
2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA
7/9 - 1st Annual Rib-o-Rama to feature Zinfandel and Ribs, Alameda
7/10 - 57th Annual Enmanji Temple BBQ and Bazaar, Sebastopol
I attended this event last year, arriving on the late side, and many of the best treats were already sold out. But I did buy some aged umeboshi made by volunteers. And this is the only place that I've seen Imagawayaki filled with homemade red bean paste. The volunteers are the most well-oiled, organized group I've ever witnessed for big event management. There's even a drive-through to pick up teriyaki chicken orders.
More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...
7/16 - Bay Area Barbecue Championship, Oakland
7/17 - American Lamb Jam, San Francisco
Horses, Hats and Hawkers
Large Off the Grid food truck event at Golden Gate Fields in Albany on Saturday 8/27. 9/3, 9,10 and 9/17. There's a free shuttle bus from the North Berkeley BART station to the track.
According to Off the Grid, "An old school shindig will meet a new one, where young and old can watch and wager on horse races over bloody marys, sigsig tacos and cupcakes. Attendees are encouraged to dress up like they’ve never dressed up before, donning fashionable hats, with extra points for oversized or pillbox styles. A hat hawker will be on hand for those who arrive unadorned."
Off the Grid: Golden Gate Fields
Dates: Four Saturdays: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2011
Number of Trucks: 30
Location: Golden Gate Fields
First Race: 12:45 pm
Live Music: 12:45 pm
Admission to the Races: $6, kids 17 & under free
Saw today that the st. Nicholas church middle east food festival is this weekend, aug 28&29. In diamond heights. I've never been but will check out.
Provence in Berkeley in Kermit Lynch parking lot presented by Cafe Fanny Sat 9/17/11 from 11-4
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
1605 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
1605 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
1603 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
9/20 from 6-8:30 PM Taste of Temescal, Telegraph Avenue between 43rd and 51st, Oakland
Tickets $30, limited to 450
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS donating a taste from their establishments include:
Abesha's, Asmara, Aunt Mary's Cafe, Bakesale Betty, Barlata, Burma Superstar East, Casserole House, Dona Tomas, Good Bellies Cafe, Holy Moly Cafe, Hooper Vintage Chocolates, La Calaca Loca Taqueria, Lanesplitter, Marc 49 Bar, Mariposa Bakery, Mixing Bowl, Peet's Cofe, Pizzaiolo, Pizza Nation, Remedy Cafe, Roundtable Pizza, Sacred Wheel, Scream Sorbet, Sura Korean, Tanjia Moroccan, Taqueria Pico Paco, Tara's Organic Ice Cream, The Avenue, Waffle Boss
http://www.alamedacountyfair.com/ There is a gourmet food truck festival in Pleasanton on 9/17 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 4PM to 9PM. There will be food trucks, music, beer, wine, margaritas and plenty of award winning food. Nom Nom, the lobster ShackMobile, Whisk on Wheels, Speedy Panini, Golden Waffle, Munch India, StreetzEatz, That's Sweet, Mayo and Mustard and More!
1457 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
, San Francisco, CA
Update Sept 9-11 Weekend:
San Francisco Italian Festival
SF Chinatown AUtumn Moon
SF Ghiradelli Chocolate
9/9 - Cloverdale Beer Festival
9/10 - 16th Annual Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival
9/10 - Cloverdale Volunteer Firefighters Street Celebration, BBQ & Dance
9/10 - Wine Country Big Q, Santa Rosa
9/10 - Annual Beer in the Plaza, Healdsburg
9/16 - Cloverdale Lions Club Abalone Dinner
9/17 - Much Ado Renaissance Faire, Sebastopol
9/18 - Slow Food East Bay Potluck & Pig Roast
9/18-19 - Artisano, Santa Rosa
9/10 - Garin Apple Festival, Hayward (free)
9/17 - St. Helena Bale Grist Mill Harvest Benefit Dinner
9/18 - One Vietnam Street Eats, Ferry Plaza, SF
10/1 - Tomato Battle, Pleasanton
9/10 - Fiesta de Independencia, Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa (Free)
9/10-11 - Katmandu Fall Festival, Sonoma
9/17 - 20th Annual Russian Riverfest
9/18 - 35th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, San Jose (Note: Indian fry bread on list of food vendors)
10/2 - Calabash -- A Celebration of Gourds, Art, and the Garden in Forestville
10/7, 8, 9 - 40th Greek Festival, Castro Valley
10/9 - Festa Italiana, Santa Rosa
Katmandu Fall Festival
270 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
9/10 & 11 - 40th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
9/16 - Barista Throwdown, San Francisco
9/17 - California Wine Rush, Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
9/17 & 18 - SJMade and SJEats, San Pedro Square, San Jose
9/18 - Moveable Feast, St. Cyprian, Sunnyvale
9/22 - Screening of "Lunch Line", Reception, Dinner, San Francisco
10/1 - 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast, Menlo Park
10/7 & 8 - 29th Annual Chocolate Fest, Belmont
10/22 - East Side Taco Festival of Innovation, San Jose
10/30 - Fall Colors, Vintage Car Show, Geyserville Volunteer Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast
11/11 - Dinner Fundraiser, Devils Gulch and Flour + Water, Nicasio
El Cerrito - St John the Baptist Catholic Church
Sunday 9/18 11 am - 4 pm
Annual Parish Fesitval featuring Brailian BBQ and an international food court. Parisiners represent over 50 ethnicities, so there will be a variety, probably Filipino, Chinese, Latino, Nigerian.
Sunday Sept 25th 11 am - 4 ;m
Brazilian Culutural Festival - Music, Brazilian food and beverages. Here's my report on the Brazilian festival from 2009
Saturday Oct 1, 1:30 pm
Annual English Tea - Homemade teas sandwiches, scones and sweets
St John the Baptist Catholic Church
11150 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA
9/14 - Heart of the City Farmers Market 30th Anniversary Festival, San Francisco Civic Center, 9-4
9/16 - Martini Festival, Martinez
9/17 - 4H Foundation of Sonoma County BBQ Fundraiser, Saralee's Vineyard & Richard's Grove
9/17 - Chef John Lyle Space xxv Heirloom Tomato Tasting, Santa Rosa farmers market
9/17 & 18 - Lafayette Art, Wine, Music
9/17 - Is Sustainable Attainable, San Francisco
9/17 - Porkapalooza, Santa Rosa
9/18 - Berkeley BINGO Behind the Cart Brunch!
9/20 - Kitchen Table Talks: Food Activism, San Francisco
9/20 - Fundraiser at ICHI Sushi, San Francisco
3369 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
9/13-9/15 - National Heirloom Expo at Sonoma County Fairground
A friend of mine who works for the Seed Bank, an heirloom seed supplier with a store in Petaluma, encouraged me to attend this. He said it would be the largest ever gathering of heirloom produce, with farmers driving from as far away as the midwest with heirloom specimens of produce. There is also supposed to be a livestock component.
9/24 - Tomato Bash, organic heirloom tomato tasting, Cupertino
9/24 & 25, Weekend along the Farm Trails, Sonoma County
9/24 & 25, St. Thomas More Church 5th Annual International Food Festival, San Francisco
9/25 - Deviants Food Court, San Francisco
9/25 & 10/23 - Local Bites, Cal Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
9/30 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass potluck, San Francisco
9/30 - Fairyland for Grown ups, Oakland
10/2 - OPEN Ramen Dinner at Chez Panisse, Berkeley
10/15 - Eaters' Choice, Fort Mason, San Francisco
10/1 – 20th Annual Women of Taste, Oakland
10/1 – 6th Annual Sake Day, San Francisco
10/1 & 2 – World Veg Festival, San Francisco
10/2 – La Guelaguetza (Oaxacan festival), Salinas (outside the Bay Area
10/2 – Block Party/Sale/BBQ by Ravi Kapur, San Francisco
10/2 – SF Weekly DISH, San Francisco
10/2 - CUESA’s 9th Annual Sunday Supper, A Whole Beast Feast, San Francisco
10/4 to 24 – A Series in Celebration of FOOD DAY
10/8 – Slow Food Picnic, Penngrove
10/9 – Field to Jar
10/15 – A Day of Artisan Beef Butchery, Soul Food Farm, Vacaville
10/22 – El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
Soul Food Farm
6046 Pleasants Valley Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688
9/30-10/2 Milpitas Middle Eastern and Greek: http://www.sjorthodox.org/festival.html
09/30-10/02 San Francisco Oktoberfest: http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/
1-2 Los Altos: Fall http://www.losaltoschamber.org/fall_f...
1 San Francisco Arab: http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.p...
1 San Jose Japanese: http://www.spiritofjapantownfestival....
2 Redwood City Olive: http://www.olivefest.com/Events.html
2 San Francisco Taste of Russia: http://www.sfsobor.com/
7-8 Oakland Armenian: http://www.stvartanoakland.org/bazaar...
7-9 Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival: http://www.bassfestival.com/
8 Berkeley Indigenous People's Day: http://www.ipdpowwow.org/
8 Cuppertino Diwali Festival of Lights: http://www.cupertino-chamber.org/
8-9 Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine: http://www.oakhurstchamber.com/index....
9 San Francisco Italian: http://sfcolumbusday.org/index.html
15-16 San Francisco Armenian: http://www.stjohnarmenianchurch.com/b...
16 Palo Alto Sukkot Harvest: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/index.php?...
16 San Francisco Fiesta: http://www.sresproductions.com/fiesta...
23 San Francisco Polish: http://www.pacnorcal.org/
30 Oakland Dia de los Muertos: http://www.unitycouncil.org/ddlm/inde...
10/15 - Healdsburg Crush Festival
10/15 - Food Truck Festival, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
10/15 - Fort Ross Harvest Festival
10/16 - Lu'au and George and Keoki Kahumoku show, Napa
10/22 - Calistoga Blues Festival
10/22 - Pumpkin Fest, Questa Park, Mountain House
10/22 - St Helena Hometown Harvest Festival
10/25 - SF Swappers food swap event, San Francisco
10/29 - Cheese Loves Beer, Rohnert Park
10/16 - 10th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Windsor
10/16 - East Bay Mini Maker Faire
10/16 and 10/19-23 - Tolay Fall Festival, Petaluma
10/16-11/2 - El Día de los Muertos Petaluma 2011
10/16, 23, 30 & 11/6 - Sunday Suppers, San Francisco
10/18 - Foie Gras, San Francisco
10/22 - Landpath's Ranchero Mark West Music Festival, Santa Rosa
10/22-23 - Diwali Program, Fremont Hindu Temple
10/23 - Burgers & Beers for the Animals, Berkeley
11/6 - Slow Food Russian River RAFT Dinner and live auction of 4H-raised heritage breed turkeys, Santa Rosa
11/4 - 8 - CFSC 15th Annual Conference:
Food Justice: Honoring our Roots, Growing the Movement Community Events
King Arthur Flour baking demos - free
10/21 - Pleasanton
10/22 - Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
10/23 - San Jose
10/22 - Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez
10/22-23 - Danville Fall Crafts
10/29 - Brew Crawl, Downtown Pleasanton
11/3 - The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 45th Anniversary Happy Hour
Beer Specials | Wheel of Prizes | Cupcakes | Free Entry
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Buck Tavern, 1655 Market Street, San Francisco
11/12 - Fiesta España, Napa
1655 Market St, San Francisco, CA
10/27 - Edible Insects & Other Rare Delicacies: An Insect and Mezcal Pairing Dinner Presented by Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
10/29 & 30 - McClelland's Dairy farm tours, farmstand & pumpkin patch, Petaluma
11/7 - Olive Chef, San Francisco
11/13 - Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon, San Francisco
12/14 - La Cocina's La Tamalada, San Francisco
6475 Bodega Ave, Petaluma, CA
11/12 - Community Dinner and Silent Auction for Bodega Land Trust, Bodega
11/12 & 13 - Contra Costa County Fall Faire, Antioch
11/18 - Berkeley Student Food Collective 3rd Annual Harvest Gala
12/1 - Scotch Tasting
11/18 - French American Chamber of Commerce, La Soirée, San Francisco
11/19 - PinotFest 2011, San Francisco
11/19 - Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Passport Day
11/19 & 20 - Holiday in Carneros
11/21 - 24 - Volunteer Events for Harvest from the Heart, San Francisco
12/10 - Top 40 Wine tasting with Pamela Busch and Tablehopper, San Francisco
Benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank
Gourmet Food Truck Rally at Lincoln High School - 555 Dana Ave, San Jose, Ca
When: Saturday, 11/19/11, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Entertainment by: The Lincoln High School Orchestra, Band and Choir
For more information visit this "Word on the StreEats" Facebook link at:
11/25 & 26 - Alexander Valley Wineries Open House
11/25 to 1/1 - Christmas in the Park, San Jose
12/3 - Fifth Annual Slow Crab Dinner, San Francisco
12/3 & 4 - 42nd Annual Fungus Fair, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley
12/4 - Boucherie Marketplace Pop-Up and Tina Tamale @ La Borinquena, Oakland
12/7 & 8 - Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around
La Borinquena Mex-Icatessen
582 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Hanukkah Fair at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont
Date: Sun 12/4/11
Latkes available 11-1:30p
Address: 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont 94539
12/4 Ashkenaz International Holiday Bazaar, Berkeley
12/7 BrisketFest 2, San Francisco
12/9 La Cocina Gift Bazaar, San Francisco
12/14 SOMBA Community Exchange Event, San Francisco
12/15 Kitchen Table Talks, San Francisco
12/19 Seasonal Beer Drop-in Tasting, San Francisco
12/3 28th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair, San Francisco
12/3 Sonoma Valley Wine Market, Sonoma
12/3 Union Street Fantasy of Lights, San Francisco
12/3 Haiti Emergency Relief, Everett & Jones, Oakland
12/4 Fernet BackBar Olympics, San Francisco
12/4 Temescal Holiday Food and Crafts Fair, Oakland
12/10 - SFGG Rugby Club Crab Feed, San Francisco
12/14 The LAST Pop-up General Store, Oakland
Now thru 1/2 - Global Winter Wonderland, Santa Clara
12/7 to 12/10 - Four Days of Festive Fun, Cotati
12/7 - Oakland Local Holiday Party
12/8 - Dianne Feinstein Elementary School fundraiser at Mozzeria, San Francisco
12/9 - Rockridge Holiday Jazz and Wine Stroll, Oakland
12/9 - SF MIssion Holiday Block Party, San Francisco
12/10 - Rotary Club of Healdsburg, 32nd Annual Crab Feast and Auction
12/10 - Cheers! St Helena
12/21 - SRJC Culinary Arts Center at the Brickyard Final Farewell, Santa Rosa
12/24 - Peet's Stores, Holiday Donations and complimentary coffee & tea
re: Melanie Wong
Global Winter Wonderland is NOT a good food festival, it's just Chinese lanterns in the Great America parking lot & in the stall indoors is just stands for Kinder BBQ, Quickly, etc. Nothing special, best to eat before going.
Edit: Christmas In the Park, SJ is Not good eats for food either. Just various food stalls, best to eat before going.