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.
Ring in the fall (or the Indian Summer, whichever you prefer!) with the Harmony by the Bay Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 29. It's one of the most eclectic gatherings of artists we've ever seen on one bill: The Shins, Tegan and Sara, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Givers, and more will be sharing the stage on this epic day of music. It is about harmony, after all.
This November 16th, go on a world-class tasting trek in Napa called The Appellation Trail, as part of Flavor! Napa Valley. It's ground zero for wine enthusiasts, because over 100 wineries will be pouring everything from Albariño to Zinfandel.
The Napa Valley has been endowed with the perfect environment to cultivate some of the world’s finest wine grapes, and an exploration of its sub-appellations (defined grape growing areas) reveals the amazing array of soils, microclimates and topography that enables growers and winemakers to craft wines of the finest quality across a broad range of varietals.
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