Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - December 2013
12/5 - 13th Annual Sonoma County Dining Out for Life
12/5 - Capitalizing on Community, Fundraiser for Nomad Gardens, SF
12/6 to 20 - Meadowood 12 Days of Christmas Panel Series, St Helena
12/7 - The Bay Brewed, San Francisco
12/7 - Plating, Tasting, Talking Cheese with the Cowgirls, Healdsburg
12/7 & 8 - San Francisco Bazaar Holiday
12/7 & 8 - Mercato di Natale, Italian Christmas Market, Ft Mason, SF
12/7 & 8 - Dickens Holiday Craft Fair, Santa Rosa
12/7 & 8 - Luther Burbank Gardens Holiday Open House, Santa Rosa
12/8 - Slow Cookies Exchange, Healdsburg
12/8 - Holiday Honey Sale, 10am to 2pm, The Bee Farm, San Francisco
12/8 - San Francisco Loves Sardinia Benefit (54 Mint, A16, La Ciccia)
12/10 - Terra Madre Day Slow Food Swap, San Francisco
12/11, 12, 18, 19 - Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around
12/6 - Hayes Valley Block Party, San Francisco
12/7 - New Taste Marketplace Holiday Edition, San Francisco
12/7 & 8 - Middle East Children's Alliance 11th Annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar, Berkeley
12/11 - La Cocina's Tamalada, San Francisco
12/13 - La Cocina’s 5th Annual Gift Alley, San Francisco
12/14 - 14th Annual Hawaiian Holiday Craft & Bake Sale, Larkspur
12/14 - Jack of All Trades Market, Oakland
12/15 - Dungeness Feast & Benefit Dinner, San Francisco
12/19 - 3rd Annual Crab Extravaganza Dinner, San Francisco
12/27 - 4th Annual Crab Feed, Sausalito
re: Melanie Wong
Reporting in from Larkspur and the Hawaiian Holiday fair:
Kalua pork slider, $2 or 3/$5- juicy perfectly salted pork, surprisingly no cabbage just straight shredded meat on a tender bun, condiment choice of mayo, pineapple and BBQ sauce.
Chocolate Haupia pie, $2 - better than in the Islands, terrific nut crust, mildly sweet chocolate pudding topped with coconut Haupia.
More plate lunch choices including tofu curry, kalua plate, spam musubi and other desserts. Hot beverages are gratis, including mulled apple cider.
Macadamia nut toffee is excellent. I've bought spicy gomashio made by Michele Anna Jordan (food writer, cookbook author and hula artist).
Rebooted my Aloha spirit. Continues to 4p, proceeds benefit charity.
East Bay events:
12/23 - 12/27 Special Christmas Eve and Christmas week dinners at Lungomare, A16 Rockridge, Bocanova, Plum and Pican
12/31 - Special New Year's Eve dinners at A16 Rockridge, Comal, Tribune Tavern, Ramen Shop, Miss Ollie’s, Camino, Plum and Plum Bar
link (hat tip to Luke Tsai of East Bay Express), check bottom half of page: