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It's Time to Eat Drink SF

How Do You Eat Drink SF?
Deborah Parker Wong

It's bigger, it’s better, it's Eat Drink SF, the city's most ambitious celebration of good eats. Californians enjoy a gustatory lifestyle and we're die hard fans of the skilled artisans who transform Northern California's bounty in to the cuisine and beverages you'll find showcased at this popular event that runs from August 1 – 3 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

When it comes to beverages, Eat Drink SF is an authentic locavore experience with 44 local producers of wine, spirits, beer and cider from the Bay Area alone. It’s all about exploring the best of your own backyard from Livermore to Lodi and seeing what our wine-producing neighbors in Washington have to offer as well.

For those who are beverage obsessed, there are 60+ different opportunities to learn more about your favorite sips with experts who make it their business to ensure you’re having a great time. Don't miss the custom Airstream Wine Lounge stationed in the Backyard Bites area. To see who’s participating, check detailed listing for the producers pouring at each event.

A value-add to the ticket price for the Made in SF tasting on Sunday afternoon, don’t miss the beverage classroom staged right on the floor of the Grand Tasting. Local wine educator David Glancy MS from the San Francisco Wine School will lead edu-taining wine tasting classes at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 PM.

As with any marathon tasting event, it’s important to hydrate so take advantage of FloWater’s free refill stations throughout the afternoon or evening. Bring a reusable bottle or make use of the bottles provided by Wines of Washington/Visit Seattle and enjoy the essential minerals and electrolytes, oxygenation and alkalinity of this great tasting “super water.”

For those not wanting to drive, there are transportation options to and from the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Consider using public transit or taking advantage of a private car.

While many of the classes and special events have already sold out, tickets are still available for the grand tasting events on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday evening. Eat Drink SF is presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA), with title sponsorship by American Express.

My Big Obsession - Friday, August 1, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Meet My Mentor – Saturday, August 2, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Thirsty Girl Leslie Sbrocco and M.Y. China Chef Martin Yan lead an afternoon devoted to 32 different dishes and beverages from more than 60 vendors created by chefs as an homage to mentors.

Bay Area Classics –Saturday, August 2, 7:00 - 10:30 PM

Made in SF - Sunday, August 3, 1:15 – 4:00 PM
Dining Around host Joel Riddell and Brown Sugar Kitchen Chef Tanya Holland will emcee the main stage and The GLIDE ENSEMBLE and the CHANGE BAND will provide the tunes.

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