With permits in hand, Doc’s of the Bay, is opening two new locations in San Francisco’s Financial and Mission districts. They are expecting to be in front of the TransAmerica Pyramid on Washington Street every Wednesday for lunch from 11 AM to 2 PM. Another food cart will be on 22nd Street and Mission Street in the Mission District every Saturday for dinner from 6 to 9 PM. Both of these locations should be up by the end of January.
It’s been a while since the 49ers made it to the playoffs, to celebrate this, Dell’Uva will be having food and beer specials on the days the 49ers play until the end of their playoff run. Go team! 3235 Mission St. and 565 Green St. in San Francisco. 415-766-0243.
Culinary competition and tasting event celebrates heritage breed pigs
The traveling culinary competition, Cochon 555, features five chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers. This year’s event will be stopping at Napa on January 29, 2012 at 5 PM. The evening will include whole heritage pigs; butcher demonstrations, an interactive tasting contest with Le Creuset, ice-cold Anchor Brew and a new C555 Perfect Manhattan Bar and cocktails from Chinaco Tequila and The King’s Ginger. Plus, savory dessert and special 25th anniversary champagne toast to the James Beard Foundation. Read More
For years wine experts have been acknowledged by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Now, the same degree of acknowledgement has been given to the beer experts. For the past four years, beer industry veteran Ray Daniels has been running the Cicerone Certification Program for people working in the beer industry, ranging from bartenders to brewers. There are three levels of certification: Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone and Master Cicerone. Read the rest of the story on TasteTerminal National.
Dumplings & Buns, a modern Chinese takeout restaurant in Pacific Heights is expanding their menu with new sections of entrees, soups, and combination plates. The new menu includes: 24 Hour Kwan Pork Sliders, Pau Pau Lee’s Tomato Beef Plate, Teriyaki Beef Skewers with Rice and Spicy & Sweet “XO” Dragon Wings made with cognac plus three kinds of soup (wonton, Burmese-style chicken noodle and egg drop). 2411 California St., San Francisco, CA 94115. 415-292-6209.
During January, Olivia’s Brunch & Fine Dining Restaurant in Bernal Heights, customer’s purchasing one entree will receive their second one at half price. Olivia’s specializes in American, Californian and Mexican food. The restaurant features authentic Mexican dishes, along with American favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See their menu. 3771 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94110. 415-970-0375.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn bee-keeping, homebrewing, or other random stuff you can do at home, then you might want to look into Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz, CA homesteading classes for 2012. Interests don’t have to go so far as raising bees, they also have classes on baking the perfect pie crust, artisan yarns, fruit trees, biodynamic gardening, and more. See some of the highlighted classes. Read More
'New Year's Resolution' menu is available through March 2012
Airplane food is notorious for having that disgusting reputation, but that’s all going to change with Virgin America‘s new approach. A new focus with menu options including local fruits and vegetables, premium meats and artisan breads reflects on “I’d rather not eat crappy food” movement. With a seasonal menu offering more locally sourced options, Virgin America is listening to your palates. Their inflight menu offers cage-free eggs and lighter options like Asian Vegetable Salad and a Chickpea Salad Wrap. Read More
Ban taking place in July
With the ban taking place in July, 2012, diners are feeling an urgency in creating some final memories of the fattened liver. Palio D’Asti in the Financial District will be holding the fort until the ban finally goes into effect. Foie Gras can be added in any of their a la carte lunch or dinner entrees for $10. If this sounds good to you, Slow Roasted Muscovy Duck Leg and Seared Sonoma Foie Gras with Savoy Cabbage, get it while the Foie Gras is still on the menu. 640 Sacramento St. San Francisco, CA 94111. 415-395-9800.
Photography provided by Palio D’Asti
11th Annual Dine About Town from Jaunary 15 - 31, launch party on January 12
To celebrate the launch of “Dine About Town” in conjunction with “California Restaurant Month“, the organizers are throwing a launch party on Thursday, January 12 from 6 PM – 8 PM at City View at Metreon. Tickets are $40 with proceeds going to “Meals on Wheels”, an organization that helps deliver meals to seniors with limited mobility. Participating establishments include: Chaya Brasserie, Chouchou French Restaurant, Thirsty Bear Brewing Co., TRES, and more. 101 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
January 14 and 15
The “Winter Wineland” event from Wine Road is a celebration of wine, art, and education. On January 14 to January 15, 2012, from 11 AM to 4 PM each day, discover new wines from over 140 wineries, meet artists, and learn about vineyard practices throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. Advanced tickets cost $45 + tax for Saturday and Sunday, $35 + tax for Sunday only, and $5 + tax for designated drivers. Door tickets are $10 extra excluding designated drivers, which are still $5. Purchase tickets from Wine Road’s site or call 800-723-6336.
In celebration of Chinese New Year's 'Year of the Dragon'
Sonoma Sister Cities Association and guests from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China welcome the “Year of the Dragon” in their upcoming Chinese New Year’s Festivities, Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 1 PM to 4 PM at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Celebrity Chef Martin Yan will demonstrate his cooking skills while KRON-TV Anchor/Reporter Catherine Heenan MC’s the festivities. Read More