Eat It: Lots of Lamb, Urban Agriculture and a Slow Food Seder


Edible Art Contest at Omnivore Books

For Omnivore Books’ Edible Art Contest, “participants may enter their favorite food-related books or art, in the form of an “Edible” entry.” Perhaps you’ll recreate your favorite Dutch still life? Or riff on MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf? The possibilities are endless! Participants can enter for free, eaters only are $5.

Chefs Chad Newton and Grace Nguyen Team Up at Mission Street Food

On April 3, Fish & Farm chef Chad Newton (together with girlfriend and fellow chef Grace Nguyen from Out the Door) will be cooking a feast at Mission Street Food. Lucky diners can look forward to foie gras torchon, olive-oil poached cod and roasted lamb loin. Visit for more information

Italian Easter Brunch at Bar Bambino

Celebrate Easter with an Italian brunch at Bar Bambino, replete with braised leg of lamb, egg bruschetta, chestnut flour crepes with housemade strawberry-balsamic jam, all complemented by the restaurant’s superlative all-Italian wine list. The three-course meal is $45 (exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity). To make reservations, call 415-701-8466.

A Slow Food Seder at Mission Beach Café

Heeb Magazine and Mission Beach Café team up for a Passover seder on April 5 with a menu that combines classics such as matzo ball soup and noodle kugel with new preparations. The five-course menu is $55 (excluding tax and gratuity); to make reservations, call 415-861-0198.

Novella Carpenter Speaks at UC Berkeley

Oakland farmer Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, which chronicles her experiences in city farming, will be at UC Berkeley on April 7 speaking with Nathan McClintock (a doctoral candidate in geography) about the future of urban agriculture in America. The event runs from 7:30-9 p.m. and is free; for more information visit



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