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Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question:

Support CUESA At Their Ninth Annual, Star-Studded Sunday Supper

Bay Area food luminaries will convene under the massive roof of the Ferry Building this October 2nd for CUESA's Ninth Annual Sunday Supper–an entire evening spent worshipping at the altars of farmers markets, local produce, wine and chefs.

It all starts with a reception featuring Cowgirl Creamery cheese (founders Peggy Smith and Sue Conley will be there!), Boccalone charcuterie, wine and cocktails by Alameda-based St. George Spirits. Did we mention Michael Pollan will be there?

Esprit Park's Gorgeous Housing Development Ignites the Spark of the Dogpatch

It's no secret that the Dogpatch is one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in our dear city. Not long ago, the Dogpatch was a place people came to work–not necessarily a place to hang around, drink and eat. Now, it's the future home of Magnolia Pub's new brewery, Sutton Cellars' wine tasting venture, Michael Recchiuti's new cafe and a major revitalization of the Pier 70 area. That's not even considering all the delicious eateries and wine bars already packing the area.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question:

Celebrate SF's Up-and-Coming Mobile Food Vendors at Taste Of Microfinance, September 27

Next week, you'll finally get to a chance to experience the taste of microfinance. Allow us to explain: it tastes like a dream–big or small–like launching a business in a bad economy. Venerable organizations like La Cocina can help with that, but sometimes an extra nudge helps even more. That's where Opportunity Fund comes in. They provide affordable financing to local food vendors we all know and love, like Onigilly and El Buen Comer, to allow them to thrive and do what they love the most!

White Caps & Night Caps 2011 To Benefit St. Francis Memorial Hospital

This month on September 23rd, raise a glass to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, an institution that has served SF's most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods for more than 100 years. In honor of their swanky, annual White Caps & Night Caps event, break out your best cocktail attire (nautical styles preferred!), strap on your sea legs and get ready for a floating evening gala that embarks from Pier 39.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question:

Moshi Moshi's Recipes for Art in the Age's Root & Snap Liqueur

Brewed from a centuries-old American recipe handed down from Native Americans, the new hand-crafted, organic Root is the first "authentic" liqueur to be produced in this country since pre-Prohibtion. 

The recipe for ROOT has been resurrected by DIY collective Art in the Age. They've also created another liqueur, SNAP, that's more earthy. And now Moshi Moshi's bar manager Tiffany Doesken has used Root and Snap in two delicious recipes for you to try at home. For more recipe ideas, click here and here.

The Swedish Smile: Winner of SVEDKA and 7x7's Mixology Competition

You may remember our epic mixology competition with SVEDKA a few weeks ago, pitting SF bartenders against one another in the race to create the tastiest SVEDKA cocktail. We asked you to vote for your favorite, and you did. The winner by a landslide was Aom Aphiradee of Ozone Thai Restaurant & Lounge in SoMA, who created the tasty, ginger and basil-infused Swedish Smile, inspired by her Thai heritage.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

 

Our sister magazine SPIN and popchips have teamed up to support local bands through an initiative called popup live, a fan-driven competition designed to expose new music. Beginning this morning, they've published over 250 free tracks from bands in five cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco) that popchips and Spin think are poised to hit the big time. Check out which bands made the San Francisco cut on popchips' SF facebook page, and vote for your favorite tracks.

Every single download counts as a vote for that band, and on September 12th, the four bands with the most downloads from each city will advance to the semi-finals and win $500 cash prize as well as a "pop up live kit" to help them create their own unique pop up live concert. So cast your vote for the local band you think is going to be the next big thing! 

And for this week's popchips pop culture pop quiz we're paying homage to Bay Area-bred bands who have made it big time. (Every week this summer we're testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips.)

Here's this week's question:

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