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26 September, 2016

Bay Area Foodie News – Late September 2016

Posted in : Announcements, Events on by : The Gourmez

Hello readers! On occasion, I learn about upcoming or ongoing food or drink events that I think may be of special interest to you and share them. This is one of those occasions! So grab the scheduling device of your choice and get on these opportunities to eat, drink, and maybe help a worthy local organization. Or just enjoy a good meal. Or both!

Girls Inc Party! With a Purpose

Girls Inc Party with a Purpose


What: A dancing, drinking, and eating benefit for Girls Inc. of the Island City,  a nonprofit that has been empowering the girls of Alameda by providing developmental services since 1964.  As the description reads,

Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while you:

•Dine on a variety of savory and sweet culinary presentations from top chefs and restaurants at their exclusive stations

•Drink award-winning wines, craft beers, and exceptional spirits

•Dance the night away to the live music of The Sun Kings, or enjoy their music as a concert in our seating area

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Where:  Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Platia, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland CA

Cost: $125, with 70% of the funds going directly to Girls Inc, through the generosity of the food and drink vendors donating their services.

For tickets, and more info, head here. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the Party! With a Purpose, as I’ll be giving a reading at Liminal that night, but I hope you can attend and enjoy this exciting combination of enthusiasm for the Bay Area food and philanthropy scenes in one event.

Booze Comes to Brunch at the LunchPad SF!

The Lunchpad Logo

What: Boozy brunch service on weekends at the Lunchpad, a shared space in Hayes Valley that the Hubbell brothers and co-owner Chris Snowdon have been using to make highly inventive sandwiches and breakfast items since 2013. Well, it’s time for booze to enter the picture! The brunch menu, which expands on weekends from four to seven items, will now also feature bar service! A full bar is available, but look out for the Brunchpad Bloody in particular, which features the Lunchpad’s  signature habanero candied bacon and homemade pickles.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 2:30 pm. Regular service, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm.

Where: The Noir Lounge, which the space converts to at night. 581 Hayes Street, San Francisco.

Cost: $6-$12

I’ll be checking out some of their dishes at a media event next month, but there’s no reason you can’t get in on them now! The Lunchpad has all their menus up on their website. Heck, give me some suggestions for what I can’t miss when I’m there.

Most of all, though, have a tasty September no matter where your food-loving heart takes you!

The Gourmez

Dig in!


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