The Weekender

August 12-15, 2010

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This is one of the biggest foodie weekends in San Francisco. Be sure to take public transportation as parking and traffic will be a nightmare. Getting a cab might even be difficult!

August 9-15thSF Chefs Week • Ongoing
The urban food, wine, and spirits festival will take place at the Grand Tasting Tent in Union Square, and participating restaurants around town will offer three-course “SF Chefs 2010 Showcase Menus,” highlighting the restaurant’s concept, menu, and signature dishes. Mingle with celebrity chefs at one or all of the many events. Schedule of events here. Use the discount code: Eater10 for 25% off of ticket price.

August 13-15thSausalito Film Festival • Ongoing

In the heart of an artist’s community, with the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco across the water, lies the ideal backdrop for a premiere film festival experience. In this town of characters and contradictions, an idea was born: A Sausalito Film Festival …Experience. Films that speak to our naturally rebellious nature, our creative soul, our passion for cultural understanding. Films of all lengths and genres are presented – features, shorts, animation, and documentaries from around the globe. Coupled with conversations and presentations that will stimulate, and provoke the senses.

Friday August 13thEat Pray Love Ongoing
Indulge in fine Italian food, learn about Indian culture, and fall in love with Indonesia.

August 14-15thOutside Lands • Ongoing
A full weekend of music, food, wine, and art throughout the Golden Gate Park. This is the biggest music+econista festival in San Francisco.

Saturday August 14thPull Mozzarella and Eat It Too Ongoing
Come spend an afternoon with chef Samin Nosrat for a delicious and demystifying hands-on cheese-pulling class. Put your mozzarella-making skills in practice and get ready for the arrival of tomato season!

Saturday August 14th Big Gay 10K • Ongoing
The Big Gay 10K is for everyone! Whether you identify as a big gay, a little straight or a medium bisexual – or anything in between – we welcome your participation in what promises to be a very unique San Francisco event. Runners in The Big Gay 10K will be helping to support the crucial work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Fundraising is optional for all participants in this event but each dollar raised will help prevent new HIV infections and promote the health of those living with HIV/AIDS.

SAVE THE DATE

Monday August 16th The Great Salsa Champion Chip • Ongoing

September is the perfect month for an outdoor Food War and it’s totally prime tomato, pepper, berry, and stonefruit season, so SF Food Wars asks you, San Francisco, to partake in a celebration of this fine city’s most awesomest salsa!!! Tickets are $16 and go on sale Monday at 12PM. Attendees will scoop salsa with tasty organic corn vessels donated by local chip experts Casa Sanchez and hydrate in between tastings with educational tap water from Food & Water Watch and complimentary liquid delights from Honest Tea. If you make a pretty good salsa, enter in the competition!

Thursday August 19th MATCHA: Drunken Dish • Ongoing

Shanghai is one of the most famous culinary regions in China. Its rich Yangtze Delta is a lush garden for vegetables and fruit, and its cuisine is assertively flavored, expressing a flair characteristic of the city itself. The museum has paired with the ASIAN CULINARY FORUM for a feature …talk and cooking demonstration on Shanghai cuisine with CHEF NEI Chia Ji of the local celebrated restaurant JAI YUN and MARTIN YAN of Yan Can Cook.

Saturday August 21-23th Street Food Festival • 11-7PM

7 times the space, 4 times the vendors. eat to your cart’s content San Francisco. Join La Cocina for the First Annual Street Food Conference, an exploration of food, policy and economics. Participants will engage in lively discussions about the creation of viable economic models that allow small-scale food entrepreneurs to bring the foods they love to the cities in which they live.

Saturday August 21th Dinner and Jazz • 6-9PM

NaJe is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She sings soulful, sultry ballads and sweet jazz with a sound and style that is heavily influenced by jazz greats Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’ Day, and Julie London.

Tuesday August 24th •Ayurveda, Tea, Food• 7-9PM

Learn about your Dosha, sample Dosha-specific teas and foods, and learn and meet other Ayurvedic fans.

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