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Win Tickets to SF Chefs' Afternoon Grand Tasting Event This Saturday!

Win Tickets to SF Chefs' Afternoon Grand Tasting Event This Saturday!

Welcome to Ticket Tuesdays, a weekly chance for you to score entry to some of the hottest shows in the Bay Area.

Celebrate the good life SF style with a farm-fresh feast for the senses. The glorious bounty of Northern California takes center stage as passionate chefs from the Bay Area’s most coveted restaurants wow guests with a thrilling selection of fresh, local and delicious dishes, accompanied by perfectly paired wines, beers and spirits.

Savor generous samples from one end of the square to the other while distinguished chefs and culinary experts strut their stuff live on the demo stage. Proceeds from the afternoon benefit the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), operator of the Ferry Plaza Farmers
Market.

Stellar Lineup at Beer Lands

You may notice something new on this year’s map of Outside Lands. On the east side of Lindley Meadow opposite of the Sutro Stage will be a tented area called Beer Lands.

A Celebration of Love in Downtown San Francisco

Vanessa and Sean met whilst working for San Francisco’s City Impact – a non-profit Christian organization located in the Tenderloin District that provides help to those in desperate need. They wanted their Wedding Day to be a reflection of their lives. In keeping with that vision, they chose to get married at the Salvation Army, extending an open invitation to the public to attend. Many people they serve on a daily basis attended the wedding and tears flowed freely as people recounted how Vanessa and Sean had given selflessly of themselves over the years. World renowned author and speaker Francis Chan presided over the heartfelt Ceremony. A moving, modern rendition of the hymn, Amazing Grace at the end of the ceremony didn’t leave many eyes dry!

Backyard Barbecue, Meet Barbera

Backyard Barbecue, Meet Barbera

If your usual method for selecting a wine to pair with a dry-aged, flame-kissed ribeye, a pile of burnt ends or crispy chicken wings slathered in sweet, spicy barbecue sauce involves grabbing the biggest bottle of red in sight, we beg you to reconsider.

Q & A With Iso Rabins of ForageSF

Iso Rabins ForageSF

Originally published in the My SF series on Huffington Post SF

Iso Rabins has been turning San Francisco's conception of fine dining on its head for nearly half a decade. The founder of ForageSF leads a community of foodies eager to explore a secret universe of eating. He hosts the popular Wild Kitchen dinner series featuring food gathered from foraging adventures throughout the city.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Tama Matsuoka Wong (Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market)

Saturday, August 4, 3-4 pm, at Omnivore Books (3885a Cesar Chavez St.)

With Denmark's Noma, which relies heavily on foraged ingredients, ranked as the top restaurant in the world, the ancient practice of foraging for food has gotten renewed attention. Wong (left), who serves as the forager for Daniel Boulud's acclaimed NYC restaurant Daniel, has written a guide that not only explains which foraged plants are edible, but which are the most delicious. She also delves into how to cook each plant, from obscurities like oxalis and creeping jenny to more well-known plants like dandelion leaves and purslane.

Nitro Makes PDFs Interactive, Aims to Make Format "Irrelevant" Soon

Consider the modest PDF, for almost two decades now the de facto standard digital document format first described by Adobe co-founder John Warnock as the “Camelot” system – a file format independent of specific software, hardware, and operating systems in the early '90s.

These days, probably the main way most of us are reminded how often we use PDFs is that annoying red icon of the Adobe Reader Updater that pops up almost constantly on our computer screens.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Here, a slew of tunes highlighting the artists we're excited to see at Outside Lands' Night Shows.

This Weekend's Wine Riot Is a Hip Take on Tasting

This Weekend's Wine Riot Is a Hip Take on Tasting

Though their first exposure to wine may have been a box of Franzia, the cohort of millennials interested in drinking and tasting real wine, and the amount of disposable income they have at hand to do so, is on the rise. Yet big wine tasting events haven't shifted to meet the interests of younger wine drinkers, with sedate environs and dull classes focusing on those who've already become connoisseurs. The twentysomething team of Tyler Balliet and Morgan First, otherwise known as Second Glass, are aiming to change all that.

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