Weekend Guide: December 8-15, 2010

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With the holidays in full swing, San Francisco is bursting with foodie events! Club Dine In! is hosting two events and one meet-up this month. On December 11th, pick up the selected cookbook,  meet the author, mingle with Club Dine In! and Slow Food SF members, and chat about which dishes you’d love to make for our upcoming potluck. The cookbook potluck party is on January 15th, 5PM. Club Dine In! members are meeting up to watch Black Swan together at the Sundance Kabuki Theater on December 12th, 4PM. Club Dine In! is dining out with Grub Crawl on December 15th, 6PM. Join use for a progressive dining experience with a special menu catered just for us!

In other events:

Wednesday Dec 8th • A Curious Affair • 5-9PM
Please join us in San Francisco for the first-ever, first-annual experience gift market, and give way better gifts this holiday season! Mix and mingle over cocktails and discover unique local hands-on gifts, from glass blowing sessions and personal wine blending workshops to digital photography classes and custom designed fragrances. And of course, trapeze lessons!

Wednesday Dec 8th • Soul Supper • 6-9:30PM
Soul Cocina is cooking up a soul warming meal tonight. No reservations are necessary.

Friday Dec 10th • La Cocina  Gift Fair • 4-9PM
Join us at the 2nd Annual La Cocina Gift Fair! It’s the perfect place to find every type of food related gift you can imagine – from local cookbooks to artisan jams and the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted. It is going to be insanely good.

Sat-Sun Dec 11-12thBazaar Bizarre • Ongoing
Bazaar Bizarre began in 2001 in the Boston-area as an offbeat entertainment extravaganza to showcase the DIY movement and handmade goods.  Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco is a Handmade market, Indie entertainment extravaganza and D.I.Y. Festival all under one roof! We have awesome handmade arts and crafts for sale, DIY workshops such as the world famous Swap-O-Rama-Rama and entertainment.

Sat-Sun Dec 11-12th • Wild Kitchen Dinners • 6PM
Each Wild Kitchen dinner is a community affair. We sit together, eat together, and talk together. Everyone sits and eats at communal tables, while the forager explains the wild ingredients in the dishes and why we used them. Tickets are very limited, so please sign up soon. So we can help make sure more people get seats, we are having three nights of dinners this month. Same time, place, menu; different days.

Saturday Dec 11th • Marin Organic Holiday Dinner • 6PM
Become part of a Marin Organic tradition by celebrating their 4th Annual MarketBar Holiday Dinner! Chef Rick Hackett has created a festive brasserie-style menu featuring food from Marin Organic producer members that will delight the senses and inspire the spirit.

Saturday Dec 11th • Food For Thought • 2PM
How we talk about food has evolved just as our palettes have. We read about food in newspapers and books, we see and hear about food on television and radio and we also learn about food and local and national food trends through online blogs. This panel discussion brings together some of San Francisco’s best to discuss how we talk about food and celebrate what makes San Francisco a unique food destination. Panelists include: Joey Altman, author, chef and host of the food-television magazine show, Bay Café; Gene Burns of Dining Around with Gene Burns on KGO Newstalk Radio AM; Sheila Himmel, Guest Curator of San Francisco Eats; Patricia Unterman, chef, author and owner of Hayes Street Grill; and Melanie Wong, food blogger for Chowhound.

Saturday Dec 11th • Club Dine In! Cookbook Meet- Up• 3-4PM
Club Dine In! is hosting a cookbook potluck! This time, we are going back to Slow Food’s roots in Italy and going to into the kitchens of five Italian women with Cooking with Italian Grandmothers. Pick up the selected cookbook,  meet the author, mingle with Club Dine In! and Slow Food SF members, and chat about which dishes you’d love to make for our upcoming potluck. The cookbook potluck party is on January 15th, 5PM.

Saturday Dec 11th • The Kings of Pastry • 7 PM
Master Chocolatier, Michael Recchiuti, will speak and give out samples from Recchiuti Confections at the screening of The Kings of Pastry at the Balboa Theater.

Sunday Dec 12th • Black Swan Movie• 4:00PM
Club Dine In! members are meeting up to watch the critically acclaimed movie, Black Swan. We will meet at 4PM for the 4:15PM showing at the Sundance Kabuki Theater. After the movie, we will walk over to Dosa SF for a drink and bite. Please let me know if you would like join by leaving a comment or sending me an email: nimisha@clubdinein.com

Wednesday Dec 15th • Grub Crawl • 6:00-9:00PM
Join Club Dine In! and Grub Crawl on a grub crawl! We will visit three restaurants in Cow Hollow for a progressive dining experience. A special menu will be created just for us!

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