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Tuesday August 24th • Ayurveda|Tea |Food • 7-9PM
Ayurveda is Sanskrit for “the knowledge of life or daily living.” It’s a lifestyle. Food is medicine as well as nourishment. According to Ayurveda, every person is made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements combine to form the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Discover your Dosha, sample Dosha-specific teas and foods, and meet other like-minded individuals. Samovar Zen Valley Tea Lounge
The sun is finally shining, which means there is no excuse to stay indoors. Bump up your physical activity by walking, biking, or running. Crissy Field is a gorgeous and ideal flat surface to get Vitamin D and just hang out.
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.
Friday August 20th • Swirl | Interactive Wine Experience | Dancing • 8PM
Welcome to the premier of SWIRL, the one and only interactive wine experience that blends together wine-tasting, story-telling, multimedia (8-10 pm), and Dancing (10 pm+)! We are bringing Sonoma Valley, Nicholson Ranch wines and owner, to San Francisco.
Sat-Mon 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. Bring cash or buy a passport in advance to eat to your heart’s content. Details here.
Saturday August 21st • 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.
Saturday August 21st • Flexitarian Foodraiser • 7-11PM
Celebrate the launch of The Flexitarian Cookbook at the beautiful and historic Meridian Gallery in Union Square. There will be music, art, drinks, foodie giftbags, and delicious food from the cookbook. The event is benefiting Slow Food USA and Yoga Bear.
Sunday August 22nd • Grounded Dinners • PM
Starting Sunday, August 22, Chef Russell Jackson brings the style of underground dining he made popular in San Francisco to Lafitte with his new “Grounded Series.” Reservations are required and can be made by calling 415.839.2134