Eat Drink SF at the end of the month

Every city has their big food events and for San Francisco it is Eat Drink SF.  Coming up August 25-28, Eat Drink SF. is put on by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association each year and includes many of San Francisco's top restaurants and purveyors during a weekend of events. Over 160 restaurants will be participating!

Several years ago the event was known as SF Chefs and included a lot of educational seminars and cooking demos. I had been to a few of those and even interviewed chef Daniel Scherotter of Palio. Those have been sadly reduced. There are still cooking demos and cocktail demonstrations, but they are now held during the The Grand Tastings. 

I am particularly interested in Saturday night's Grand Tasting because chef Andrew Le from Honolulu's The Pig and The Lady will be there for a guest demo. You might recall that I have written two blog posts about him as I've watched his career take off. (Links above)

This year, Eat Drink SF has added a special Grand Tasting on Sunday, to celebrate the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s 80th anniversary and honor the legacy restaurants in the Bay Area. The Sunday Afternoon Grand Tasting will feature Bay Area bars and restaurants that have been open for at least 20 years and that have helped shape the distinct flavor of the local culinary experience including Scoma's, Sutro's at the Cliff House, and Tosca.

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit each of the event pages at VIP and General Admission tickets for the Grand Tastings are available for purchase at General Admission tickets are $109 but will increase to $119 on July 25 and VIP tickets are $199 - $209. A limited number of tickets for Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila are still available for $85. For more information, visit

Eat Drink SF benefits the GGRA Scholarship Foundation and CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). GGRA’s scholastic-based scholarship program has given more than $500,000 in the past 14 years alone and was established to encourage and provide assistance for students who wish to further their education in pursuit of careers in the hospitality industry.

Disclosure: I am receiving a press pass to this event.