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John Herbstritt

Organic Pumpkin Beer Done Right

Although in SF Summer is just beginning — or rather, continuing — in other parts of the country Instagram feeds are starting to fill up with crunchy leaves, football and new fall looks. For beer aficionados it is the dreaded season of the pumpkin beer. Often overly spiced, sweet and … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Where the Buffalo Roam

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the biggest names in bourbon distilling. The distillery itself has had many names over the years, and records indicate that the site has been used for distilling since 1775, making it one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the United States.  Buffalo … Continue Reading


Enjoying the Peak of Tomato Season

One of the most exciting times of year in the Bay Area is when the local farms start harvesting tomatoes in early June. By the time September rolls around, the local tomato season has hit its peak. All the local farmers from the Pescadero Coast to the Sierra foothills have … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Gamay? It’s Gamayzing!

Gamay has a special place on my table, not just because wines made from the grape tend to be food-friendly, refreshing, and juicy, but also because it was one of the first grapes I fell in love with at the beginning of my career in wine. As many wine professionals can … Continue Reading


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Eggs: Elegant + EconomicalAugust 26 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Community Dinner: Soup for SupperAugust 28 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee DemoAugust 29 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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18th HourAugust 29 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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18th HourSeptember 5 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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4505 Hotdog TastingSeptember 7 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
In front of the 18th Street market
5th Anniversary Barn DanceSeptember 7 from 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Circle JR Ranch, 22661 South Central Ave, Sonoma, CA
closed for private eventSeptember 9 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Tomato Can Jam with Shakirah SimleySeptember 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Basic Knife Skills - SOLD OUTSeptember 10 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Josey Builds a Bakery - SOLD OUTSeptember 11 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Chameleon Cold brew tastingSeptember 12 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Birite Market 18th St
18th HourSeptember 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Ritual Roasters TastingSeptember 14 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Front of BiRite Market 18th Street
closed for a private eventSeptember 14 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Food Lit Book ClubSeptember 15 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
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closed for a private eventSeptember 15 from 2:00pm to 12:00am
Best Lunch Box Ever: Salty + Sweet Snacks to Please Every Palate with Katie MorfordSeptember 16 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Farm SchoolSeptember 18 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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18th HourSeptember 19 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Evolution Juice tastingSeptember 20 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
In front of the 18th st Market (3639 18th Street)
Yes Bar tastingSeptember 20 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
In front of the 18th Street market (3639 18th St)
Red Blossom Tea TastingSeptember 20 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
In front of the 18th St. Market (3639 18th st)
Mini Wine BlitzSeptember 20 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Farm SchoolSeptember 21 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
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Chunky Pig Caramel Corn TastingSeptember 21 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
In front of the 18th St. Market (3639 18th St.)
Yes Bar tastingSeptember 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In front of the 18th Street Market (3639 18th St)
Ruby Bay and Blue Hill Bay Fish tastingSeptember 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
In front of the 18th St. market (3639 18th St.)
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy with author Domenica Marchetti - SOLD OUTSeptember 22 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Buttermilk: Beyond BatterSeptember 23 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Community Dinner: Sausage, Scrimshaw + Sarah's KrautSeptember 25 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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18th HourSeptember 26 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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L'Ingegno in Cucina: The Delicious Economy of Italian Home Cooking with Viola BuitoniSeptember 29 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
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closed for a private eventSeptember 30 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Teach a Community to Fish: Dinner with Charles PhanOctober 1 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
584 Valencia St, San Francisco
closed for a private eventOctober 2 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Basic Knife Skills - SOLD OUTOctober 2 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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18th HourOctober 3 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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closed for private eventOctober 4 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Raincoast Crisps tastingOctober 6 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
In front of the 18th street market (3639 18th St.)
L'Ingegno in Cucina: The Delicious Economy of Italian Home Cooking with Viola BuitoniOctober 6 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
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Leaf Wrapped: Cheesemaking 401October 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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