Help Local Small Businesses at Opportunity Fund's Food and Drink-Centric Taste of Microfinance Party!
On Thursday, October 11, party with us in downtown SF at the beautiful urban space East Gardens at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We're helping to throw A Taste Of Microfinance, a mini food festival and cocktail party with Opportunity Fund (who were one of our Favorite Charity Contest semi-finalists last year!), where you'll get a chance to taste the best of the local food scene and indulge in an open bar for a great cause.
Next Thursday, October 11, it's time to suit up for fall. Head to the Bloomingdale's Men's Store right after work for our joint event, New York Nights, where you'll be surrounded by the shop's signature stylish items, and stylish patrons to match.
In the spirit of the season of giving back, we're excited to partner with The McLoughlin Gallery and Salesforce.com on October 10th, 2012 for a fundraiser benefiting the George Mark Children’s House in all the great work they do for the children in our lives. And if you're an art lover, this event is especially great: It will feature a live and silent art auction, and since The McLoughlin Gallery is behind it, you know it'll be top notch.
On Sunday, October 7th from 2-5 pm, join 18 rockstar family wineries from the group that calls itself NG: The Next Generation in Wine, for their second annual Harvest Party at Napa Wine Company in Oakville. Experience the buzz surrounding the 2012 harvest with an exciting collection of wineries that are united by one unique factor—all of those pouring are the "next generation" of some of Napa Valley's top family wineries. This is your chance to taste a sampling of small-production, sought-after wines from this young and dynamic group in a beautiful setting amongst the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley.
No doubt you've been seeing heirloom tomatoes everywhere on menus and in stores lately–that's because tomato season is in full swing, and now's the time to eat as many as you possibly can. One way to achieve maximum tomato exposure is to head to the Bardessono Hotel, Spa and Lucy Restaurant & Bar’s and Hill Family Estate’s fourth annual Tomatoville festival. It's a weekend-long extravaganza beginning on September 28 that's chock full of events honoring–you guessed it–peak season heirloom tomatoes.
We're getting pet-centric this Sunday at our second annual DOGMA event, in conjunction with our pals at the SF SPCA. It's a daytime celebration on Patricia Green in Hayes Valley that is equal parts adoptathon, pet talent contest (more on that in a minute!), and pet fair. Pet lovers and owners come to meetup, catchup—and possibly pickup a new furry friend, to save a life, change the world, have a ball!
Vernon Davis knows that leading a team to victory requires some smart eating. To show his fans appreciation, he is offering them a free lunch through mobile app GoPago! Vernon has been using his Twitter and Facebook accounts to dish out promo codes to his more than one million followers. Here is your manual for eating like a football star while ordering through GoPago.
Mexico sometimes seems worlds away, but in reality, it's just a few hours away by plane–especially if you're jetting to the idyllic coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. And though SF's Indian Summer is currently in full swing, soon we'll all be wishing we could escape to one of Puerto Vallarta's beaches, ice cold margarita in hand.
Everyone knows The Bubble Lounge is the place to be if you're in the mood for champagne–they offer over 250 different champagnes and sparkling wines available by the bottle, and over 20 available by the glass. They also have a delicious, revamped new fall food menu to match, which you can win an exquisite showcase sampling of for two. All you have to do is enter the contest through their Facebook page.
Essential SF knowledge in your inbox
Sign up for our email newsletters to keep up on events, restaurants and SF haps.