Come Aboard the Love Boat for CUESA’s Yacht Rock Summer Cocktail Fete on Aug 29

Ahoy mates – hoist a drink and walk the plank with your Epicurators Susie and Laiko for the second annual CUESA Yacht Rocks party next Weds. We are Captaining the costume contest again – so come for one of the best parties of the summer – right out front at the Ferry Building.  And yes, […]

Good Eating at SF Chefs 2013

Another summer another great SF Chefs event, full of tastes from 200 or so from great San Francisco chefs, coffee roasters, distilleries, and wine makers from around the world. Full, yes, oh so full were we. I’ll dub Campari the “most creative” liquor presentation with shaved ices in all sorts of flavors including roasted canteloupe. […]

Oysterfest at Waterbar San Francisco Benefits Surfrider Foundation | Sept. 1

The spectacular Waterbar restaurant set on the Bay is hosting a fest celebrating sustainable oysters and benefiting the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation. This year’s OysterFest will honor New Zealand –  and food, wine and beer from New Zealand will be served for attendees to enjoy. Features delicious small bites from oyster lovin’ restaurants & farms including: Waterbar, […]

Get Your Farmhouse Style On at the Marin Country Mart

I’d heard about the farmers market at the Marin Country Mart by Larkspur Landing. But what a surprise to discover a little bastion of country farmhouse style, Pottery Barn meets Restoration Hardware with a Bay Area twist. Dining options range from Bel Campo Meats (a farm up north that raises their own cattle) to El […]

2013’s “Best Chocolatiers” Announced

Based around the International Chocolate Salon held late last year in San Francisco, the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners were announced this week by TasteTV, which created the contest and event. I was a judge at the Salon, where I got to sample amazing artisanry and talk to the artisans themselves. […]

Bay Area Science Festival Includes Events for Eaters

The 2012 second annual Bay Area Science Festival includes numerous events exploring the neurobiology of nibbling, the physiology of feasting, and other intersections between science and food. At San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Saturday night, October 27, superstar Food Network chef Alton Brown headlines “Ten Things About Food I Feel Pretty Sure About,” an interactive […]

Wine Country Meatopia: COCHON Heritage Fire in Napa

By Emily Shartin, Epicuring As always, COCHON Heritage Fire in Napa never fails to impress. This year’s installment, held at the River Terrace Inn, featured several Bay Area chefs showing off their skills in whole-animal cookery for a captive audience eager to chow down on everything from goat to lamb to pig to rabbit to […]

2012 San Francisco Street Food Festival & Night Market are going to be off the hook !

By Susie Wyshak   Stop eating now and save your appetite: We had a chance to preview many of the food vendors who will surprise and delight the throngs at the August 18, 2012 San Francisco Street Food Festival. Photos below = 1,000 words. What looks really amazing this year is the night market on […]

May 19th 2012 Food Revolution Day

The first annual Food Revolution Day was a great success: we raised awareness with a large audience of kids and adults, and hopefully inspired some change in their food habits, along with sharing better food and education. Thanks to everyone who came out to support it, and especially to CUESA for hosting the demos and […]

Epicuring’s List of Annual Food & Wine Events & Festivals

Behold, our long over due list of Annual Food & Wine Events & Festivals in California.  We found 126 (!), which means every weekend there are at least 2 things to do to around the state.  If you see any of your favorites missing from the list, please let us know at happy at epicuring […]