Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.
Barry Estabrook (Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit)
Tuesday, August 16th, 6-7 pm, at Omnivore Books (3885a Cesar Chavez St.)
On August 8th, the 31st annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival came to a close after welcoming 57 films from 16 different countries and over 37 special guests both local and international. With 5 venues in 4 cities and presented to more than 30,000 attendees, this year's festival will be remembered fondly. Movie superstar Kirk Douglas was enthusiastically welcomed by a packed grows when he visited the Castro Theatre to receive the Freedom of Expression Award for his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist in 1960.
Photos: Opening Night courtesy Erin Prado; Kirk Douglas courtesy Drew Altizer Photography
Small Potatoes Catering & Events has been contributing its delicious creations to countless Bay Area events since 1995 when it was founded by husband and wife duo, Michael and Elaine Jennings. Specializing in local cuisine, Small Potatoes creates memorable menus with fresh, sustainable ingredients.
We recently sat down with owners, Michael and Elaine Jennings to find out more about this local favorite:
How did you get involved in the catering business? Have you always been a foodie?
Crazy things happen all the time in the service industry. If you've ever been a server or a host, you definitely have a story or twelve to tell. I, for one, will never forget the time, many years ago, when a fellow server had to somehow remove a maimed rat from amidst her outdoor tables during one particularly hot summer night in Washington, D.C. She saved the day—rather delicately I might add—with a take-out box. The point is, servers are asked to handle the unlikeliest of situations with poise all the time. In light of this, let's see what some Bay Area front-of-house folks have been dealing with these days.
This Week's Hottest Events: Bill Maher, Reggie Watts, and Old School Rap with Public Enemy and De La Soul
The so-called disinformationist who blazed through 2010 with accolades from Conan, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and GQ brings his improv music and comedy to The Indy. But you'll have to beg for tickets—both shows are already sold out.
When: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Wed. 8/17
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
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