Timing is everything ― in this case, scheduling for the second New Taste Marketplace in Potrero Hill, a benefit for the Food Pantry and St. Gregory of Nyssa Church. It's happening exactly a week before Christmas, just about the time you'll be freaking out about all the gifts you haven't bought. It should offer comfort, not because you'll necessarily wrap up all your shopping, but because you'll be in a room surrounded by others taking a temporary break from freaking out, while nibbling a Casey's Pizza margherita or bowl of Thai chicken stew from Urban Chef Kevin Kroger.
Partial vendor list:
Jade Chocolates, Natural Cookery, Misison GastroClub, Urban Chef/Kevin Kroger, Casey's Pizza, Nosh This, Let's Get Pho'd Up, Goat Hill Granola, Morgans Menu, Three Little Birds Bakery, Tutmak Coffee, Neo Cocoa, Nute's Cupcakes, Cooky, and Red Circle Tea.
New Taste Marketplace
When: Sat., Dec. 18, 4-9 p.m.
Where: St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro (at Mariposa)
Cost: Sliding scale of up to $10 for admission; bring extra cash for food