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Dining, SFoodie Omnivore Books Seeks Contenders for July Cake Battle

Omnivore Books Seeks Contenders for July Cake Battle

Cake is the theme of the next informal cooking competition at Omnivore Books in Noe Valley on July 9, and proprietor Celia Sack is calling for contestants. While the mandate is for "inventive" cakes, the sweets will eventually be hacked…
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Dining, SFoodie Kulinarya Face-Off Showcases the Bay Area's New Filipino Cuisine

Kulinarya Face-Off Showcases the Bay Area's New Filipino Cuisine

If we were to single out a dish that truly stood out in the final round of Kulinarya, Saturday's Filipino culinary showdown at the Metreon, it would have to be chef Edgar Grajo's adobo, a trio of pork belly, squid,…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday: Veggie Curry Cook-Off at the Women's Building

Thursday: Veggie Curry Cook-Off at the Women's Building

Vegansaurus reports on tomorrow night's second annual vegetarian Curry Cook-Off hosted by International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, an organization that helps fight for the rights of survivors of the disastrous gas leak and ongoing contamination in Bhopal, India. A…
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Dining, SFoodie Kulinarya Throwdown Shows Off Bay Area's Emerging Filipino Cuisine

Kulinarya Throwdown Shows Off Bay Area's Emerging Filipino Cuisine

It's exciting to witness how Filipino cuisine is slowly (and rightfully) getting noticed in the Bay Area. There was the Chronicle piece last week that raved about the new wave of trendy Filipino restaurants in the Bay Area. There's the…
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Dining, SFoodie Gird Your Loins for Omnivore's Tomato Throwdown

Gird Your Loins for Omnivore's Tomato Throwdown

Just like last month's stone fruit make-off, Omnivore's next cooking competition focuses on the fruit of the season. Next week, tomatoes get their moment in the sun, oven, grill, or whatever place is required to create a championship recipe. Prospective…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judges' Table

SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judges' Table

Craving an extra slice? Click through our Pie or Die slide show. Pie or Die, SF Food Wars' seventh battle in under a year, took place over the weekend at Stable Cafe. Twenty competitors brought their finest recipes and enthusiasm…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat Real Announces Canning, Brewing, Fermenting Competitions

Eat Real Announces Canning, Brewing, Fermenting Competitions

As part of its celebration of urban homesteading, the Eat Real Festival ― which is taking place August 27-29 in Jack London Square ― has announced a series of county fair-style competitions for amateur brewers, picklers, jammers, and kombucha, um,…
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Dining, SFoodie Critter Throwdown at Sunday's Lamb Jam

Critter Throwdown at Sunday's Lamb Jam

Yes, the trade group for California lamb producers actually coined the word "lambassadors" to describe industry members and their allies. Knowing that, it's easier to forgive the name "Lamb Jam" to describe Sunday's chef cook-off and tasting at Fort Mason…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Ready to (C)rumble: Omnivore's Stone-Fruit Smackdown Happens Saturday

Get Ready to (C)rumble: Omnivore's Stone-Fruit Smackdown Happens Saturday

Omnivore Books is holding the latest in its series of sometimes esoteric cooking competitions this Saturday. This time it's a seasonal fruit throwdown ― no need to apply, just show up with your best apricot, nectarine, plum, aprium, pluot, or…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Calls All Competitors for July's Pie Deathmatch

SF Food Wars Calls All Competitors for July's Pie Deathmatch

SF Food Wars has declared its next battle to be a deathmatch, with a really long name. (3.14159 Delicious) Pie or Die (ameter) will pit competitors against each other for sweet-leaning pie supremacy. The call for prospective candidates was announced…
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Dining, SFoodie TasteTV Seeks the Next Local TV Chef

TasteTV Seeks the Next Local TV Chef

TasteTV is conducting a search for the next local television chef called Chefs Specials and will help up to 30 competitors put together interview and recipe demo packages as audition tapes. A judges' panel of food scene tastemakers as well…
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Dining, SFoodie CUESA's Urban Eats County Fair Promises Plenty of S.F. Flavor

CUESA's Urban Eats County Fair Promises Plenty of S.F. Flavor

We harbor pleasant memories of childhood visits to the state fair: prize hogs, pink and bristly, bulging from their pens, ribbon-worthy layer cakes, and all manner of fried foods served on sticks, tucked into greasy waxed-paper wrappings. On June 20,…
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Dining, SFoodie Cochon 555 is Rolling into San Francisco. With Luck, No Punches Will Fly

Cochon 555 is Rolling into San Francisco. With Luck, No Punches Will Fly

Cochon 555 is coming to San Francisco ― you know, that thunderous, rollin' pig-pulling review boasting five lauded chefs, five hapless swine, and five exemplary wine crafters. On June 6, Morgan Maki (Bi-Rite), Staffan Terje (Perbacco/Barbacco), Anthony Strong (Pizzeria Delfina),…
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Dining, SFoodie Bites from the Judges' Table at SF Food Wars' Amuse Brunch Battle

Bites from the Judges' Table at SF Food Wars' Amuse Brunch Battle

(Check our slideshow of all the Amuse Brunch action.) Move over, Lady Gaga: SF Food Wars competitions, a benefit for SF Food Bank, are now a harder ticket to procure than any megaconcert Live Nation can dream up. When this…
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Dining, SFoodie Pie Contest the Heart of Sunday's Castro County Fair

Pie Contest the Heart of Sunday's Castro County Fair

A Gleek-off, pie-baking contest, and Sarah Palin carnival "tea bag toss" are all on the bill for this Sunday's Castro County Fair at the S.F. Armory. Fair proceeds benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund. Amateur and professional bakers alike have till…
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Dining, SFoodie Call for Cooking Competitors at the Giants County Fair

Call for Cooking Competitors at the Giants County Fair

CUESA is sponsoring a tent that will house a series of cooking competitions for the "Urban Eats" program on the last day of the Giants County Fair (Sun., June 20, at AT&T Park). Urban farmers and cooks can choose among…
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Dining, SFoodie Save the Date for SF Food Wars' Next Battle, May's One-Bite Amuse Brunch

Save the Date for SF Food Wars' Next Battle, May's One-Bite Amuse Brunch

We're still recovering from the dizzying sugar high of the last SF Food Wars battle, but now we must prepare for the bacon avalanche that will inevitably ensue at the next contest, Amuse Brunch (brunch in a bite). In a…
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Dining, SFoodie The Last Word on Last Week's Sugar-Dusted Literary Smackdown in Noe

The Last Word on Last Week's Sugar-Dusted Literary Smackdown in Noe

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Consuming art: Second Lunch blogger (and Omnivore employee) Samantha Tackeff reported on the bookshop's April Fool's Edible Art Contest ― those vying for glory hauled in pastry simulacra of their favorite works of literature…
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Dining, SFoodie Fist-Pumping Goodness and Nightclub Flashbacks at SF Food Wars' Chocolate Cookie Situation

Fist-Pumping Goodness and Nightclub Flashbacks at SF Food Wars' Chocolate Cookie Situation

(View our slideshow of the Chocolate Cookie Situation, yo.)It wasn't the first time we've stumbled out of Mighty drunk, shining with glitter, and slathered in white stuff, but it was the only occasion we've done it during daylight hours. It…
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Dining, SFoodie Omnivore's Edible Art Contest Challenges Chefs to Render the Classics

Omnivore's Edible Art Contest Challenges Chefs to Render the Classics

Every year on April Fool's Day, in celebration of the life of proto-food critic Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, there are Edible Book festivals and contests all around the world. The spirit has finally landed in San Francisco, which is participating for…
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