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Friday, June 5, 2009

Tease Your Food-Obsessed Brain at Sunday's Edible Pursuit Trivia Contest

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Test your food-trivia mettle Sunday at Edible San Francisco's third installment of Edible Pursuit, a food-themed trivia game the magazine is hosting at Acme Chophouse, with emcee Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper.

A little-known fact: Our very own John Birdsall almost won last time, his team managing to hold its own against crack teams from Let's Be Frank and other sponsors. (Bi-Rite Market's three teams dominated the playing field in the first installment.) This time, Edible SF editor and publisher Bruce Cole promises that a new distribution scheme will ensure that the same teams don't win all the prizes.

Did somebody say prizes? Organizers are remaining tight-lipped, but they just might include $100 gift certs to Coi, Fatted Calf, and Magnolia Brewpub.

The stumper question last go-round was, "What teen pop diva played a starring role in the movie version of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation?"

Answer: Avril Lavigne. Who knew? Turns out, no one.

Cole's all-time favorite question: What frozen treat was first invented in the Bay Area in 1905? "Naturally, everyone assumes the answer is It's It," Cole said. "After everyone handed in their scorecards and we read back all the questions and answers, the audience started shouting 'It's It.' And they were wrong."

Answer: The Popsicle. Oakland's Frank Epperson invented the treat, originally named the Epsicle, at age 11. It took 18 more years, until 1923, for Epperson

to apply for a patent for his "frozen ice on a stick," which his children later renamed the Popsicle. The It's It wasn't invented until 1928.

There are rules -- Edible SF's got' em. Tickets are $15 with Friends and Family discount. Sunday, June 7, Acme Chophouse, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third St.), 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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