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Foodie Agenda: Fog City's Return, Provocative Vegetable Talk, and More

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Mark your calendars with one of these mouth-watering food events.

Thursday, September 19

San Franciscans have long been awaiting the return of Fog City (formerly the Fog City Diner) and it’s finally here! Guests can enjoy live music from Project:Pimento, tastes of Chef Bruce Hill’s delicious menu, and complimentary signature coctails, all benefitting local charity Raphael House. Tickets are $125 per person and are available here. 6-10 p.m. @ 1300 Battery St.

Saturday, September 21

In the 650? Left Bank Menlo Park’s La Fête de la Bière kicks off this weekend with a two-day event featuring a four-course fixed menu from Chef de Cuisine Brendy Monsada, each paired with a sample of select beers from 21st Amendment Brewery. Available for lunch and dinner, guests will also receive special prices on 21st Amendment pints and sampler flights. For reservations call 650-473-6543. Left Bank is open from 11am to 11pm on Saturday and 11a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday @ 635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park.

Sunday, September 22

Spice up your vegetable cooking skills with Amanda Cohen and Grady Hendrix, who promise “provocative vegetable talk – and Portobello mousse” as they discuss Cohen’s new cookbook “Dirt Candy: A Cookbook.” Her sophisticated and daring vegetable recipes are loved by omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diners alike. Additionally, learn the secrets of how she built her restaurant into one of the most in-demand eateries in New York City. Free, 3-4 p.m., Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St.

Enjoy an evening of garden tours, beekeeping demonstrations, pig roasts, wine tasting and more at Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma. For the first time, the vineyard will be showcasing the fruits of their labor, not only in the vineyards, but also the garden and hives! The event is $125 per person, $110 for Carneros Reserve Members. 4-7pm, RSVP at 707-721-8700 or concierge@ramsgatewinery.com. 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

Looking for a fun and interactive night of wine tasting paired with food hand-selected by the winemakers themselves? Farmshop Marin is kicking off their new Wine Dinner Series with an evening with Annie Favia and Andy Erickson celebrating Favia Wines. Guests can order a flight of five wines from Favia Erickson Winegrowers, alongside a meal crafted specifically to compliment the wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and learn from these wine visionaries. $65 per person. RSVP at 415-755-6700 or at www.farmshopca.com. 5:30-9:30 p.m.; 2233 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur.

Monday, September 23

This week, the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco and the new MKT Restaurant & Bar are taking over the FS Taste Truck West Coast Tour. Serving up menu specialties like the decadent Duck Fat Burger with aged cheddar and truffle aioli and BBQ Short Rib Tacos, this event is sure to make your mouth water. Share a photo of the food on Instagram with the hashtag #FSTasteTruck will get a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail at the MKT Restaurant (minimum purchase: $15). The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Mon and 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues - Thurs @ Yerba Buena Lane at The Moscone Center.