Foodie Agenda: Exotic Meatballs, Sausage Trivia and More


Friday, June 8

Head over to the East Bay after work this Friday and enjoy some sun, food, and fine music as EatUp returns to Oakland. A gathering of fine gourmet food trucks including Curry Up Now, Twister Truck and Sweet Treat Stop will all be there serving up fantastic street food. Last Friday was absolutely packed with people, and this week promises to be the same with local DJs providing music and artists on site to entertain the masses. The evening goes from 6pm - 11pm. 2025 Telegraph, Oakland.

Saturday, June 9

Come along and watch a renowned chef take you on a culinary adventure around the world. This weekend chef Hoss Zaré (Zaré at Fly Trap) will take people on a meatball journey. With stops in Italy, Iran and beyond Zaré will leave you feeling inspired to explore the flavors and foods of different cultures. Guests will be offered a taste of each dish. The cooking demonstration will go from 12pm - 2pm and tickets cost $20 for general admission. Williams-Sonoma Union Square 340 Post Street.

Over in the Fillmore district summer is officially getting underway with the 5th annual Fillmore Summerfest Kick-Off; Grilling in the 'Mo. There will be plenty of free food and live entertainment at this family BBQ along with great jazz music by the Adrian Costa Blues Persuasion Band, Soul Mechanix Rhythm and Blues Band and many more. For those with kids there will be face painting, jumping castles, and numerous other family activities to keep the kids entertained. Grilling in the ‘Mo is just the beginning of what promises to be a fantastic summer of free concerts and festivals in the Fillmore. 1900 Geary Street.

Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma, a mere 35 minutes outside the city, is having a special lunch hosted by Bi-Rite owner and author, Sam Mogannam. The three course meal will showcase inspired spring recipes from Mogannam’s book such as Pan-Seared Wild Salmon, Olive Oil Sabayon and a delicious dessert of Blueberry Buttermilk Upside-Down Cake with Bi-Rite Creamery Ice Cream. The lunch begins at 12pm and goes until 2:30. Tickets cost $75 and include two glasses of wine and a copy of Mogannam’s new book. They can be purchased here. Ram’s Gate Winery, 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

Monday, June 11

All you trivia buffs out there, come test out your general knowledge with the chance to win some fantastic sausages from Rosamunde’s Sausage Grill. Monday night is trivia nights at Rosamunde with $3 Racer 5 and the chance to with $25 dollars worth of sausages. So get together a group of your cleverest friends and try your luck to win yourselves some free sausages. There are also a numerous other prizes to be given out. 2832 Mission Street

Wednesday, June 13

CUESA are offering people a virtual tour of successful urban farms around the country with brothers David and Michael Hanson, author and photographer for the book Breaking Through Concrete. The tour will showcase how urban farming is transforming our national food system and ends off with book signings and a reception with refreshments from a farmers market. The evening starts at 6pm and goes until 8pm. Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero.

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