Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - November 2013
11/2 Oakland Fruitvale Transit Village - DIA De LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL, 10am-5pm
Old Oakland, Cosecha Restaurant, Day of the Dead dinner
SF Mission Dolores Cemetary
SF Garfield Park, Treat and 26th St
11/3 Oakland - La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen, celebration for Noche de los Muertos, a fundraiser for Women's Cancer Resource Center, 582 7th Street, 10pm
11/9 Berkeley - Kitchen on 10th pastry pop-up, 2530 10th Street #3, 12pm - 3 pm
11/9 Berkeley - Bison Brewing, Hops N Harvest Celebration and Fundraiser, $5-$15
11/10 Oakland & 11/14 SF- Molly Katzen, "The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation," talk and book signing (SF), book signing, recipe and ingredient sampling (Oakland).
11/10 - Herd It Through the Grape Vine, Paella/Wine fundraiser, Healdsburg
11/16 - Falling Leaves Festival, Sebastopol
11/16 - A Taste of Africa, CHI annual benefit dinner, Sebastopol
11/17 - Renewing America's Food Traditions Dinner & Heritage Turkey auction to benefit 4H, Santa Rosa
11/21 - A Hearing on the Status of Hunger and Food Security in San Francisco
Sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar & Co-Sponsored by Supervisors David Campos, Jane Kim and Norman Yee
Day/Time: Thursday, November 21 at 10 AM
Location: Room 250, City Hall, San Francisco
"Did you know:
1 in 4 San Franciscans lacks access to healthy, nutritious food?
And food insecurity exists across all neighborhoods in San Francisco?
On November 21, please join nonprofit and public agencies who work on the front lines to fight hunger in our City as they share key findings from two new reports: “Assessment on Food Security in San Francisco” and “A Changing Landscape: Food Security and Services in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.”
The reports provide key data and information about food insecurity for individual City Districts, as well as vulnerable populations. Hear directly from neighbors in need, who will share stories about their struggles to access and afford fresh, nutritious food.
The agencies will provide an action plan to address food insecurity. Together we can end hunger in our City."
11/30 - Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade
11/14 - "Dossier Zinfandel" screening, Yountville followed by reception at Grgich Hills winery
11/18 - Wine Country Cocktail Competition, Sonoma
11/29 & 30 - 30th Annual Holiday Open House, Sonoma Valley wineries
11/17 Berkeley Marina - Berkeley Chamber’s 18th Annual Crush Festival, tasting local beer, wine and food, 510-549-7000, 3 – 6pm, $25
11/19 Oakland - Kitchener’s Thanksgiving Pop-Up Market, Bump City, Common Fare, Sabor Brasil & others, most dishes $5 or less, 372 24th St, 510-835-5885, 6 – 9pm
11/27 Berkeley & Oakland - Thanksgivukkah at Home, Pasta Shop, Saul's, Common Fare & others
11/17 - Ceres Project Teen Chefs Benefit Dinner at Backyard, Forestville
11/19 - Chef Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress at The Castro Theatre, San Francisco
11/20-24 - Flavor! Napa Valley
11/21 - Winter Wine Walk, Windsor
11/23 - 4th Annual Kulinarya, San Francisco (free admission)
11/24 - Patchwork show, Jack London Square, Oakland
(I attended the one in Orange County last month and posted about it here, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9197... )
11/30 Berkeley - King Tsin scheduled to reopen after a remodel and change in management with "[a]uthentic Beijing and Hunan dishes by Master Chefs from Beijing." 1699 Solano Ave., 30% off special menu until 12/6