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10/2 6pm-8:30pm Oakland - Taste of Temescal $32

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/even...
http://temescaldistrict.localon.com/e...

10/6 11a-6p Oakland - Oaktoberfest Beer Festival

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-storie...

http://www.oaktoberfest.org/

10/7 12p-6p Oakland - Rockridge Out and About

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-storie...

http://www.rockridgeoutandabout.com/

10/21 2:30p-4:30p Berkeley - "The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World" author Linda Lau Anusasananan demonstrates Hakka cooking at Eastwind Books (also on 10/24 6pm at Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez St SF

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http://www.zvents.com/berkeley_ca/eve...

http://thehakkacookbook.com/events/

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  1. Armenian food festival at St. Vartan's in Oakland, from 5:30 tonight and from noon tomorrow.

    http://www.stvartanoakland.org

    1. 10/6 2-3:45pm Berkeley Public Library


      Joel Pickford discusses his book, Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora.

      From the reviews, it sounds like this book touches on Hmong food and agriculture, among other things.

      "From the rice harvests and funerals of remote Hmong villages in the mountains of Laos to the shamanic ceremonies and overflowing apartment-complex vegetable gardens of Hmong Americans living in Fresno,"

      http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org/cale...

      10/10 7pm Oakland - Dishcrawl

      Eating at 3 Uptown Oakland restaurants/bars combined with Korean-pop Gangnam jockey-style dancing. See the first link below for video of a similar event in San Jose:

      http://www.mercurynews.com/dining-sce...

      http://events.sfgate.com/oakland_ca/e...

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      1. re: zippo

        tickets
        http://dishcrawl.com/gangnam/

      2. Sonoma County Harvest Fair
        Oct. 5-7

        Celebrating the Sonoma County harvest with the World Championship Grape Stomp, Giant Pumpkin contest, harvest themed exhibits, crafting workshops, fine art show and sale, crafters pavilion, farm animals, plus hands-on activities and fun daily contests for children and adults. Enjoy three full days of wine tasting (150+ wineries), continuous jazz, cooking demonstrations, and a gourmet marketplace featuring award winning wines and locally produced gourmet food products..

        Sonoma County Fairgrounds
        1350 Bennett Valley Rd.
        Santa Rosa, CA 95404

        http://www.harvestfair.org/

        1. SRJC Shone Farm Fall Festival today 10 am to 3 pm
          http://www.shonefarm.com/SHONE%20FALL...

          1. grand opening weekend for peralta junction
            10/6-10/7
            10am-6pm

            http://peraltajunction.com/

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            1. re: majordanby

              My husband wondered why circus tents had appeared in that rather bleak area.

              1. re: majordanby

                Kind of cool, but don't go for the food -- at least not yet. I only saw pupusas and vegan donuts. Some coffee would've been nice.

                1. re: Glencora

                  there was a coffee cart/truck yesterday, along with two food trucks (along with the pupusa vendor, pepples donuts, and angel cakes). im glad theyre trying to add something positive to that area, so hopefully things will pick up as it gets more publicity.

              2. 10/24 6pm Oakland - "24th on 24th" New Parkway Theatre 474 24th Street near Telegraph Ave

                New Parkway is set to open next November (with a diner-style restaurant in the lobby) but in the meantime is organizing a street fair on 24th St with food from Kitchener, Sweet Bar Bakery, etc. and free movies:

                http://zennie62blog.com/2012/10/08/oa...

                http://oaklandlocal.com/article/103-n...

                http://www.sweetbarbakery.com/kicksta...

                1. 10/20 Noon-10pm - Moraga
                  Serbian Food Festival
                  Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church 1700 School Street, Moraga
                  serving sarma, kobasice, cevapcici, rostule and live Serbian music. Free admission.

                  http://www.holytrinitymoraga.org/img/...

                  1. 10/13 - BBQ Fundraiser at the Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
                    https://www.facebook.com/events/44819...

                    10/13 - San Francisco Magazine's Fall Fest
                    http://sffallfest.com/

                    10/13 - Autumn Fest, Marin Country Mart
                    http://marincountrymart.com/

                    10/13 - SF Craft Sprits Carnival
                    http://www.craftspiritscarnival.com/

                    10/13 - Outer Noriega Street Fair, SF
                    https://www.facebook.com/events/26390...

                    10/13 & 14 - Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
                    http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinf...

                    10/14 - Wa Sung's 12th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Festival, Oakland
                    http://wasung.org/

                    10/14 - Lunafest Wine Country, Santa Rosa
                    http://www.capsonoma.org/District/Dep...

                    10/14 - Rethinking School Lunch in Oakland, Oliveto
                    http://www.oliveto.com/ourcommunity/e...

                    10/20 - Soul Food Farm Stone Soup Soiree, Vacaville
                    http://stonesoupsoire.eventbrite.com/#

                    10/21 - Hometown Hero Harvest Festival, Santa Rosa
                    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/even...

                    1. The Berkeley Sunday Streets thing today had some good food. A section of Vine St. in front of Vintage Berkeley was cordoned off and they were selling wine, and The Local Butcher Shop had a stand there selling really good sausage sandwiches. The Cheese Board was selling ricotta fritters from their to-go window.

                      1. 10/26, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday thereafter, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Oakland - Savor Oakland

                        Walking food tours in Oakland starting with Jack London Square

                        http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatThe...

                        http://savoroaklandfoodtours.com/tours/

                        1. 10/11/2012 - 1/21/13 San Francisco - Contemporary Jewish Museum - NY's Photo League 1936-1951 Exhibit

                          A few extraordinarily interesting black-and-white food-related photos from around the '40's are in the exhibit which have more character and depth than what we are seeing nowadays. I've found several from the show online:

                          Weegee, Max Is Rushing in the Bagels to a Restaurant on Second Avenue for the Morning Trade, c. 1940
                          http://womensvoicesforchange.org/wp-c...

                          Bernard Cole, “Shoemaker’s Lunch” (1944
                          )http://bltnotjustasandwich.files.word...

                          Berenice Abbott, Zito’s Bakery, 259 Bleecker Street, 1937
                          http://womensvoicesforchange.org/wp-c...

                          Ida Wyman, Spaghetti 25 Cents, New York, 1945
                          http://womensvoicesforchange.org/wp-c...

                          Museum info:
                          http://www.thecjm.org/index.php?optio...

                          1. 20th Annual Korean Cultural Festival, Union Square, SF
                            Sat 10/20/12 from 10-5
                            Geary & Powell

                            http://sf.funcheap.com/korean-cultura...

                            1. 10/25 - Calif Artisan Cheese Guild Fundraiser, $35, San Francisco
                              http://cheeseschoolsf.3dcartstores.co...

                              10/28 - Dia de los Muertos, Fruitvale, Oakland
                              http://www.unitycouncil.org/dia-de-lo...

                              1. Kermit Lynch's Wine Shop's 40th Anniversary Party on Saturday, Oct. 27. http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/10/1...