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Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - September 2013

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zippo Aug 28, 2013 12:56 PM

9/2 Oakland - Homestead, 4029 Piedmont Ave., Labor Day barbecue buffet, 12 - 6 pm

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/labor-day-bbq/Event?oid=3688848

9/6 through 4/20/14 San Jose - San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St

This sounds interesting. According to the San Jose Mercury News, "[o]ver the next few months, the museum is going to explore the intersection of agriculture, food and art -- a tasty treat in an area once known for its farming and now as a hub of all things foodie. Part one of the program goes up Sept. 6..."

http://www.sjmusart.org/around-the-table

http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/around-the-table-stage-one

9/27 - 9/29 Oakland - Jack London Sq., Eat Real Festival

http://eatrealfest.com/event/Oakland/...

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    zippo Sep 3, 2013 09:21 AM

    8/7 Oakland - Eli’s Mile High Club/Couyon Cajun & Po'boys, 3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 6-11pm, $10 cover

    Eli's anniversary party with music from local bands and with limited food menu from its new in-house cajun kitchen:

    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatTheFork/archives/2013/09/03/elis-mile-high-goes-cajun

    https://www.facebook.com/couyoncajun

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

    Couyon Cajun & Po'boys is open 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m. weekdays & 12 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    Photo is of homemade fennel pancetta which, according to Couyon's Facebook page, will be available in a few weeks.

     
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      zippo Sep 5, 2013 06:54 PM

      correction: the date of the party is actually 9/7, not 8/7

    2. Melanie Wong Sep 4, 2013 10:51 AM

      9/5 - Smart snacks in schools, webinar
      https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/551873303

      9/5, 9/19 & 10/3 - Picnic 'til Sundown at Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen
      http://calendar.sonoma.com/index.php?eID=28508

      9/6 - LuckyRice Feast, San Francisco
      http://www.luckyrice.com/#luckyrice-feast-san-francisco

      9/6 & 7 - 20th Annual Cloverdale Car & Motorcycle Show (pancake breakfast, tritip bbq)
      http://cloverdalecarshow.com/

      9/7 - Sonoma County Taiko Salmon BBQ Fundraiser, Sebastopol
      http://www.sonomacountytaiko.org/

      9/8 - Batch Made Market, San Francisco
      http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5...

      1. Melanie Wong Sep 5, 2013 12:35 PM

        9/7 & 8 - Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
        http://www.miramarevents.com/mountainview/

        9/8 - Bayview Mercantile- la troisième partie, San Francisco
        https://www.facebook.com/events/281473588662290/

        9/12 - Inside the California Food Revolution, SF
        http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-09-12/inside-california-food-revolution

        9/14 - 41st Annual Castro Valley/Eden Area Fall Festival
        http://www.edenareachamber.com/fall-festival

        9/21 - People's Grocery Fall Plant Sale, Oakland
        https://www.facebook.com/events/64833...

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        1. re: Melanie Wong
          eatzalot Sep 10, 2013 09:04 AM

          Melanie: "9/7 & 8 - Mountain View Art & Wine Festival http://www.miramarevents.com/mountain... "

          Is it customary to include this type of event here? I'm just asking.

          Because if you wanted to, it would be possible to check the sites of the organizing firms contracted to do these street fairs, and post a much longer list.

          They happen all over Peninsula downtowns in season -- same food stalls, same organizing firms; this Miramar Events firm for instance currently lists half a dozen others pending. These fairs are much more generic than the various ethnic or seasonal-produce theme events.

          1. re: eatzalot
            Melanie Wong Sep 10, 2013 10:24 AM

            I couldn't say that anything is "customary" other than that events are related to food or drink (and tend not to be hosted by a single for-profit establishment) and that somebody starts a list each month. Curation effort is simply whether someone feels its worth the time to type an addition to the thread each month. I don't and I doubt that anyone else is necessarily recommending these events as some are new or one-offs that none of us have experienced before. If you wanted to recommend or dissuade based on attending an event before, that would be ok too, I'd think.

            More here,
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9098...

            Edited to add: I see only two upcoming events on the Miramar site and they're not this month.

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              eatzalot Sep 10, 2013 11:02 AM

              Sorry! Seven roughly similar events listed, but only two are still pending. Most of them will repeat in 2014, as they have for many years, and Miramar is just one such event firm, I've seen other very similar fairs that are annual too and not on that firm's calendar.

              At times when driving to some small downtowns on the peninsula on weekends, I have run into one of these fairs literally three trips in a row, in separate towns. Menlo Park, Burlingame, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, whatever. Same vendors, funnel cakes, Kettle Corn, tamales, Thai bbq, etc. Someone could do a central list (like a Ramen List ;-). It is because of dozens of such experiences over the years that I know how consistent and generic they are.

              They constitute a distinct type of food institution, like food trucks, but rather more predictable.

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          zippo Sep 5, 2013 06:48 PM

          East Bay events culled from the Mercury News/Contra Costa Times: http://www.mercurynews.com/food-wine/ci_23986437/east-bay-food-and-wine-events-sept-5

          9/7 Walnut Creek - canning and preserving tomatoes, Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, $25:

          http://www.gardenshf.org/

          9/7 Brentwood - Smith Family Farm's Tomato Festival, $10:

          http://smithfamilyfarm.com/

          9/7 Berkeley - Brewfest and Street Fair, Pyramid Breweries, free entrance, beer tasting $25/$30:

          http://www.bonebrewfest2013.eventbrite.com/

          9/7 - 9/8 Pittsburg - Seafood and Music Festival:

          http://pittsburgseafoodandmusic-es2.eventbrite.com/

          9/10 Berkeley - tortilla-making workshop, South Berkeley Farmers Market, free:

          http://ecologycenter.org/

          9/13 - 9/15 Concord, Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1955 Kirker Pass Road:

          http://www.ccgreekfest.com/

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            zippo Sep 13, 2013 01:03 AM

            9/15 Oakland - Linden Street Brewery, 95 Linden St., Pig Roast Cook-Off, Chop Bar, Tribune Tavern, Lungomare and Brotzeit Lokal chefs roast whole pigs. $4-$20.

            www.oaklandchopbar.com

            See also #8 in Luke Tsai's East Bay Express column:
            http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatThe...

            9/17 Berkeley - Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, 41 Tunnel Road, Angel's Envy Bourbon and Barbecue, bourbon-based cocktails and a barbecue, 5:30 p.m. $59. Reservations: 510-549-8585.

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              zippo Sep 19, 2013 03:50 AM

              Ben reports from the 9/15 Linden Street Roast Pork Cook-off that his favorite roast pork dishes were from Brotzeit and Lungomare.

              http://focussnapeat.com/2013/09/15/pi...

          2. ssfire Sep 5, 2013 09:07 PM

            9/7 - Redwood City - Oktoberfest at Gourmet Haus Staudt. They put up the huge tent, bring in the oompah band, etc. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gourme...

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              greymalkin Sep 5, 2013 11:39 PM

              9/15 El Cerrito, Sycamore Church Bazaar, 1111 Navellier, El Cerrito, noon to 4pm. Japanese-American church fundraiser, going strong for over 60 years. There will be lots of tasty food for purchase (grilled teriyaki chicken, hamburgers, udon, japanese curry rice, sushi rolls, rootbeer floats, bake sale, etc.). All staffed and cooked by church volunteers. There will also be booth games (beanbag toss, etc), musical performances (taiko, singing), a bounce house, a silent auction for lots of certificates to local businesses and gift baskets, prize raffles, a rummage sale, and a plant sale.
              http://elcerrito.patch.com/groups/events/p/sycamore-church-bazaar

              9/20 - 9/22 San Francisco - SF Greek Festival, Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
              Another church fundraiser with music, dancing, delicious food (pastisio, tiriopita, loukoumades, galatoboureko, etc
              )http://festival.annunciation.org/

              1. Melanie Wong Sep 7, 2013 10:32 AM

                9/7 - Sonoma Mandala Bazaar, Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
                http://smzc.net/pages/mandalabazaar.html

                9/7 - County of Sonoma Jail Industries Plant Sale, Santa Rosa
                http://www.sonoma-county.org/jailindustries/plantsale.htm

                9/7 - Penngrove Social Firemen Hawaiian Luau
                http://www.penngrovesocialfiremen.org/index.php/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2013/09/07/20/-/hawaiian-luau

                9/7 - 18th Annual Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival
                http://www.winecountrycajun.com/

                9/7 - 27th Annual Beer in the Plaza, Healdsburg
                http://www.sihealdsburg.org/beerintheplaza.html

                9/10, 11 & 12 - Heirloom Exposition, Santa Rosa
                http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

                9/12 - Women in Wine, Sonoma
                http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/women-wine

                9/14 - Fiesta de Independencia, Santa Rosa
                http://tickets.wellsfargocenterarts.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1195
                (I've attended this in years past and enjoyed some very good Mexican home cooking in the food court)

                9/14 - Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
                http://www.petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org/

                9/14 & 15, Much Ado about Sebastopol
                http://www.muchadoaboutsebastopol.com/Home_Page.html

                9/29 - Green, Eggs & Jam, San Francisco
                http://www.urbansprouts.org/2013/07/g...

                1. Melanie Wong Sep 9, 2013 05:11 PM

                  9/13-15 - 8th Annual Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival, Milpitas
                  http://www.sjorthodox.org/festival.html

                  9/14 - Downtown Brew Crawl, Morgan Hill
                  http://www.morganhilldowntown.com/

                  9/15 - San Jose 17th Polski Festiwal
                  http://saintalbert.us/index.php/pl/
                  http://events.mercurynews.com/san_jose_ca/events/show/332922703-san-jose-polish-festival

                  9/15 - ¡Viva Tamales! Tamale Cook-off y Fiesta, Oakland
                  http://vivatamales.eventbrite.com/

                  9/20-22 - Pleasanton Harvest Festival
                  http://www.harvestfestival.com/visitors/Shows/Pleasanton/Index.aspx

                  9/21 - Pop-up Andalusian dinner at Bay Area Flamenco Festival
                  http://510nora-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6

                  9/22 - Resurgence of Urban Farming in Berkeley and film "Edible City"
                  https://www.facebook.com/events/225242057629402/

                  9/25 - Small-scale farming, resistance and food sovereignty: a conversation with Basque Farmers’ Union, EHNE, Berkeley
                  http://lapena.org/event/small-scale-farming-resistance-and-food-sovereignty-a-conversation-with-basque-farmers-union-ehne/

                  9/28 - An Evening with EHNE-Bizkaia at Sky Horse Ranch, Valley Ford
                  http://foodfirst.bpt.me/

                  9/29 - Chinese Moon Festival, San Jose
                  http://www.mastergardeners.org/events...

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                    sydthekyd Sep 10, 2013 04:05 PM

                    Lodi Grape Festival, 9/12-15.

                    1. Melanie Wong Sep 12, 2013 11:44 PM

                      9/20 - Black & Pink Bash, SF
                      http://www.sparksf.org/2013-black-pink-bash/

                      9/22 - Slow Food Russian River: Reducing Waste, Relieving Hunger with CropMobster and COTS @ Bloomfield Farms
                      http://slowfoodrrharvestingforcots.brownpapertickets.com/

                      9/28 - Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival, Fulton
                      http://www.kj.com/visit-tomato-festival

                      9/28 - San Mateo Coast Farm Tour
                      http://www.bayareagreentours.org/word...

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                        zippo Sep 17, 2013 04:36 AM

                        9/17 Oakland - Taste of Temescal, Sold Out, "Event is sold out. There are no tickets but you can still enjoy the music, ambience, and great eats. Restaurants will be open as usual for customers, Thank you!"

                        http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/441754

                        9/19 Oakland - Kitchener Oakland, 372 24th St., 6 to 9 p.m., Harvest Moon Pop-Up Market and Kickstarter Launch Party, pop-up food market and art exhibit with food from Kitchener’s Bump City Bakery, The Pie Shop,Powered by Pork,

                        https://www.facebook.com/events/50556...

                        1. Melanie Wong Sep 19, 2013 07:01 PM

                          9/20 - Notoberfest, Benefit for The Food Pantry, San Francisco
                          http://notoberfest.eventbrite.com/

                          9/20-22 - Oktoberfest by the Bay, San Francisco
                          http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/

                          9/21 - Boun Kao Salak, Laotian food sale, Wat Lao Saysettha, Santa Rosa
                          https://www.facebook.com/events/19277...

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                          1. re: Melanie Wong
                            Melanie Wong Sep 22, 2013 01:54 PM

                            Yesterday I dropped by the Lao temple on my way to the Crane Melon Barn to grab a quick lunch of Fer Vienchan (Pho Vientiane), so good on a drizzly day. Rau ram and mint were the garnishes. A last minute addition to the menu was nam kao (rice ball salad), so of course I had to order that too, and it was the best version I've had here. New to me were the pork-filled tapioca balls. The tomatoes and chili peppers from the temple gardens found their way into many dishes.

                            Turn out was light because the temple did little publicity for this one. Next month's food festival with be on the 26th.

                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                          2. Melanie Wong Sep 24, 2013 11:27 PM

                            9/25 - Food MythBusters Movie Launch
                            http://foodmyths.org/events/myth-of-choice-food-mythbusters-movie-launch/

                            9/25-29 - 27th Annual Wine Country Film Festival
                            http://wcff.us/2013/festival-information/

                            9/27-29 - Sonoma Valley Crush
                            http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2013-sonoma-valley-crush

                            9/27-29 - 116th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
                            http://www.valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com/

                            9/29 - 3rd Annual Marina Family Fest, San Francisco
                            http://www.sfmca.org/

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