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San Francisco Food Events- February 2011

There’s a lot going on in the Bay Area as far as food events go, and something tells me it’s like this year round.  First off, it’s BEER WEEK!  There are hundreds of specials and tastings to take advantage of including shot and beer pairings and home brew workshops.  There are also festivals, happy hours, farmers markets and restaurant weeks.  Below is just a small sampling of some of the great events happening this week.  I may have to come back with follow-up postings.  Let me know in the comments if there is an event you’d like me to cover!

San Francisco Beer Week
When: February 11-20th
Where: Yerba Buena and 100’s of restaurants, bars and breweries in the Bay Area
What: A celebration of beer! Opening gala and various specials and events such as beer floats, pairings, parties and flights

Citrus Festival
When: February 19th, 10am-1pm
Where: Ferry Building Farmers Market, 101 Embarcadero, SF
What: recipes, fruit tree grafting displays, book signing, cooking demonstration

Sonoma Restaurant Week
When: February 21-29
Where: various, Sonoma County
3-Course dinners for $19, $29 or $39 depending on the restaurant

Winter Farmers Market Happy Hour
When: February 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Ferry Building, 101 Embarcadero, SF
What: For $35 get two full-sized cocktails and sample 10 sample-sized drinks made with winter produce and accompanying appetizers

Pie Ranch Workday and Barn Dance
When: February 19, 2:00 pm
Where: Pie Ranch- 2080 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero
What: Barn Dance and community potluck

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Restaurant Weeks by City

For those of you not already familiar, restaurant weeks are a great way to try new restaurants you’ve had on your dining bucket list or restaurants that might be on the pricey side for anything other than a special-occasion dinner.  They usually offer at least 3 courses for a fixed price (normally around $30-$50.)  One caveat is they normally have a special menu for that week with limited options.  The bright side- it’s still the same chefs and bound to be just as good.

I don’t know about you, but these restaurant weeks always seem to sneak up on me and I don’t realize they are happening until it’s too late.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Here is a list of restaurant weeks for 7 major US cities.  Don’t hesitate to report back and let me know how your meals were!

Oakland, CA
Jan. 23-29 2011
List of participating restaurants and reservations

San Francisco, CA
Jan 15-31
List of participating restaurants and reservations

Los Angeles, CA
Jan 30-Feb 4
List of participating restaurants and reservations

Philadelphia, PA
Jan 23-28
List of participating restaurants and reservations

New York, NY
Jan 24-Feb 6
List of participating restaurants and reservations

Chicago, IL
Feb 18-27
List of participating restaurants and reservations

Denver, CO
Feb 26-Mar 11
List of participating restaurants and reservations

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