San Francisco Bay Area Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Friday (July 12)
Tapas, Tasting and Tunes at McGrail
Friday, July 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wine by McGrail Vineyards paired with food by Posada Catering on the patio with live music from the Catfish Boys. $10 for non-members, $5 for club members. McGrail Vineyards and Winery, 5600 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA; 925-215-0171; event details; tickets
Oliveto's Annual Oceanic Dinner
Friday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This dinner aims to highlight fresh seafood from Monterey Fish Market's Tom Worthington. The menu includes local albacore, anchovies, king salmon, and more. Oliveto, 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA; 510-547-5356; event details and reservations
Saturday (July 13)
Wine Country Big Q
Saturday, July 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Kansas City Barbecue Society will host its third Northern California competition of pit masters grilling up their top dishes. $45 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under. Sonoma Academy, 2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa; event details; tickets
The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm Book Signing
Saturday, July 13, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Many consider the Masumoto family's heirloom peaches the best in the world. Pick up a signed copy of the Masumoto family's debut cookbook and try some samples of their peaches from the farm. Free. Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-282-4712; event details
Mattarello's Pop-up Pasta Shop at Biondivino
Saturday, July 13, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nests of pappardelle, squid ink spaghetti and more will be sold for $4.50. Other goods include filled pasta and sauces. Biondivino, 1415 Green Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-673-2320; event details
13th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival
Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sample beers from over 80 breweries, enjoy live music, and munch on food from local restaurants to raise funds for the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a non-profit that offers free medicine and services to women battling cancer and poverty. $50 online, $60 at the door if available. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA; event details; tickets
Authentic Thai Cooking Class
Saturday, July 13, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Menu items for this class include spicy pork salad, garlic pepper shrimp and red curry with roasted duck and pineapple. $85. Mama Thai Cooking Club, 1558, 39th Avenue, San Francisco, CA; 415-572-3001; event details and tickets
Pickling 101: Preserving the Perishables Date Night Edition
Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles who will teach you the preservation technique from start to finish. Each student will leave the class with a jar of pickled cucumbers, a second jar of a pickled seasoned vegetable, and a list of resources for pickling at home. $42. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; event details; tickets
Sunday (July 14)
Rice Cracker Sushi Pop-Up
Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Chef Adam Thompson will be serving sushi rolls inspired by fast food dishes. Comfort sushi at its finest. Dear Mom, 2700 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, 415-625-3362; event details
Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$30 Three-course dinner with an endless glass of tap wine. Choose from four antipasti, four entrées, two desserts, and four different wines. Call to make reservations or book online. Lungomare, 1 Broadway, Oakland, CA; 510-444-7171; event details
CUESA's Summer Celebration
Sunday, July 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
CUESA celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a summer soirée. Unlimited food and drinks from chefs including Ryan Farr of 4505 meants, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi, Charles Phan of Slanted Door, and more. $125. CUESA, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 50, San Francisco, CA; 415-291-3276; event details; tickets
DIY Desserts: Artisan Caramels
Sunday, July 14, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn to make your own caramels and take home an assortment. $44. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; event details; tickets
Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m.
Learn how to go about catching rock crab and eels nearby, plus find out where to find the best local mussel beds. No actual fishing during the class. $40. Lighthouse at St. Francis Jetty near 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA; event details; tickets
Monday (July 15)
The Flavors of Hungary Class
Monday, July 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Instructor Michelle McKenzie demonstrates how to cook Hungarian cuisine with local ingredients and some modern touches. $55 for 18 Reasons members, $65 for the general public. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-568-2710; event details and tickets
Tuesday (July 16)
Shochu: A Tasting Seminar
July 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Explore the history, tradition and production of shochu, a Japanese distilled beverage. Small snacks will be served alongside samplings of different shochus distilled from barley, sweet potato, and buckwheat. $45 for 18 Reasons members, $55 for general public. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-568-2710; event details and tickets
Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Learn the necessary basics of pastry making in this three consecutive evening class and gain a new appreciation for butter, flour, sugar, and fruit. $360. San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA; event details and tickets
Cake Decorating Workshop
Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Make gorgeous cakes at home with the skills to fill, frost and embellish your cakes. This two-class workshop includes a light meal and wine. $360. San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA; event details and tickets
Pigg Mac Pop-up at The Punchdown
Tuesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Try sparkling rosé from the Loire Valley and juicy, smoky burgers comprised of 33% bacon. $12 for food, $7 per glass of wine. The Punchdown, 2212 Broadway, Oakland, CA; event details
Thursday (July 18)
Tacolicious Guest Chef Taco Series
Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Tacolicious stand will feature tacos made by chef Liza Shaw from Merigan. All proceeds will benefit CUESA's Schoolyard to Market and seller scholarship programs Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA; 425-983-8030; event details
Friday (July 19)
Savor Oakland Food Tour
Friday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A three and a half hour walking food and culture tour of the city of Oakland. Purchase tickets online or by phone. $45 for adults, $45 for children. Jack London Square, Historic Warehouse District (detailed directions available with ticket purchase); 800-979-3370; event details; tickets
Saturday (July 20)
Cheesemonger 101: How To Make And Stretch Fresh Mozzarella
Saturday, July 20, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This DIY cheese course will make you an expert on how to make the freshest mozzarella. Students will leave class with a small ball of mozzarella and instructions on how to re-create the process at home. $44. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; event details; tickets
Sunday (July 21)
2013 San Francisco Lamb Jam
Sunday, July 21, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The 4th Annual San Francisco Lamb Jam will feature up to 20 of San Francisco's top chefs, plus local beer and wine, lamb butchering demos, and friendly chef competitions. $60 general admission. Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA; event details; tickets
Monday (July 22)
Unsung: Elevating Vegetables in the Modern Home Kitchen
Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn about the neglected vegetables: pea shoots, cardoons, kohlrabi, and more. $55 for 18 Reasons members, $65 for the general public. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-568-2710; event details and tickets
Fundraiser Picnic at Bar Tartine
Monday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Corn on the cob, sausage sandwiches, fruit pies, face painting, and a raffle are some of the key components of this all-day event. Proceeds support the CECSF, which sponsors an annual summer camp for children with physical disabilities. $10 advance purchase, $13 at the door. Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-487-1600; event details; tickets
Tuesday (July 23)
Tasting Seminar with Pamela Busch: The New California
Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
New-Wave California wine tasting seminar with San Francisco Examiner's wine columnist, Pamela Busch. $40 for 18 Reasons members, $50 for the general public. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-568-2710; event details and tickets
Friday (July 26)
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Friday, July 26-28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrate all things garlicky at this food festival that attracts upwards of 100,00 garlic fans all weekend long. $17 for adults, $8 for children (ages 6-12). Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, CA; event details; discount tickets
Chicken Six Ways Class
Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn six new recipes for chicken, including yogurt marinated roast chicken and Buffalo-style chicken legs. $130. San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA; event details and tickets
Saturday (July 27)
East Bay Vintner's Alliance Urban Wine Experience
Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Urban Wine Experience features over 18 local wineries that will give attendees a diverse taste of different reds, whites, and rosés. Each winery will team up with a local restaurant or food purveyor to create dishes paired with their wines. $15 for designated drivers, $45 for advance purchase general admission. Jack London Pavillion, 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA; event details; tickets
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home
Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn to brew a 5 gallon batch of beer, then return for a second session to taste and bottle. $95. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; event details; tickets
St. Vincent Wheat Beer Tasting
Saturday, July 27, 12 p.m. to 13 p.m.
St. Vincent Tavern's Sayre Piotrkowski brewed Sumac Summer Ale in collaboration with Craftsman Brewing of Pasadena. Taste this beer along with 3 other unusual wheat beers in a $12 tasting flight. St. Vincent, 1270 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-285-1200; event details
Sunday (July 28)
Masters of their Craft: Celebrating the Great Female Chefs and Sommeliers of San Francisco
Sunday, July 28, 5:30 p.m.
Acclaimed female chefs, including Nancy Oakes, April Bloomfield, Dominique Crenn, and Sarah Rich come together to cook a seven-course dinner paired with wines selected by Bay Area female sommeliers, including our own Stevie Stacionis. 40% from each ticket sale will be donated to The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund. $450. Prospect, 300 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-247-7770; event details; tickets
Tuesday (July 30)
Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn about the different types of chocolates, their ingredients and the chocolate-making process, as well as give you a tour of the Dandelion Chocolate space. Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; event details; tickets
Wednesday (July 31)
DIY Mixology: Learn To Brew Ginger Beer
Wednesday, July 31, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Get ready to peel some ginger and get elbow deep in brewing your own batch of ginger beer. $42. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; event details; tickets
Tartine Afterhours: Crostini Extravaganza & Book Signing with Franny's
Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Franny Stephens and Andrew Feinberg of Franny's Brooklyn will be at Tartine Afterhours for a crostini and book signing party for the release of their cookbook. Tartine Bakery, 600 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA; event details; tickets
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