Sutton Cellars Chili Cook-Off
Where: Golden Gate Park (exact location revealed after RSVP)
When: Sun., June 26, 2-5 p.m.
The rundown: Carl Sutton has the right kind of friends. Every year the vermouth impresario stages a chili cookoff in Golden Gate Park, and every year some of the city's finest chefs turn out to strut their stuff. This year, the event's fifth anniversary lineup includes 15 Romolo, Alembic, Comstock Saloon, Hog & Rocks, Magnolia Pub and Brewery, Maverick, Serpentine, and Slow Club, with more possibly to come. For the price of admission, you get to try all the entries, drink some wine, and (most importantly) cast your ballot on the day's top chili. Get your tickets now; this event sells out fast.
Purchase tickets by sending $30 per person via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be on the list.