Head to Cal Academy for Something Fishy
On June 10 at Cal Academy, chefs including Loretta Keller, Charles Phan and John Ledbetter are teaming up for a night celebrating sustainable seafood. Given that the ocean is having a pretty rough go of it lately, this event seems particularly well-timed. Watch seafood cooking demos, listen to live music and have some delicious snacks, all while trying not to catch the eye of anything in the tanks. Admission is $10 and the event runs from 6-10 p.m.
A Showdogs Shindig Raises Funds for a Tenderloin Forest
Funds raised during the Summer Shindig at Showdogs—an event for which all you have to do is show up, eat mini corndogs, drink beer and listen to live music—will go directly to support the Tenderloin National Forest, a semi-public garden that cuts a green swath through one of the city’s most neglected neighborhoods. Tickets are $20 at the door, and the June 10 event runs from 6-8 p.m.
The Annual Golden Glass Event Puts Something Good in Your Cup
Slow Food San Francisco’s annual Golden Glass event is happening again this year, on June 12 from 1–5 p.m. Sample your way through wines from over 100 international wine producers and fortify your tasting with snacks from dozens of vendors. Tickets are $60, which includes access to the wine pavilion as well as 5 food tasting tickets. For more information, visit thegoldenglass.com
Cat Cora Dishes Up Classics at Macy’s
Iron Chef Cat Cora will be cooking in the Macy’s Cellar on June 14, celebrating the launch of her latest book, Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes On Favorite Dishes. Stop in to see what tricks she has up her sleeve—the event is free and begins at 6 p.m.. RSVP to hold your space at 800-786-2665.
SF Bay Area Rising Star Chefs Awards
Celebrate the city’s finest up-and-coming cooks at the Star Chefs Rising Star Chef Awards, held June 16 in Ghirardelli Square. Sample signature dishes from the winners (who include Matthew Accarrino at SPQR, John Paul Carmona from Manresa and Louis Maldonado of Aziza, among others), drink cocktails prepared by Rickhouse bartender and winner Erick Castro and—if you splurge for the VIP admission—start the evening off with Champagne and caviar. Tickets are $95 for general admission, $150 for VIP, and are available right here.