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Friday, April 30, 2010

Noodle Fest: Bringing Black Bean Sauce and Bolognese Together

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM

On Sunday, North Beach and Chinatown restaurants come together to honor Marco Polo's putative gift from China to Italy: the noodle. Two full blocks on the border between the two neighborhoods will be blocked off to traffic, and 30 participating restaurants will set up stands to demonstrate their noodle-cooking prowess. There will be chef demonstrations (Chef Shen from Bund Shanghai and Chef Carventz from), and, if you pardon our inability to let a bad pun wither on the vine, musicians noodling about on the stage. A ticket gets you entrance to the event, as well as three samples from each noodle-making strip. (Participating restaurants after the jump.)

Noodle Fest 2010
Location: Grant (between Pacific & Vallejo) and Vallejo (between Columbus and Grant)
Time: Sun., May 2, 3-7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate
For parking suggestions, visit the Chinatown Community Development Center Web site

Representing Chinatown:
Anna Bakery

Bund Shanghai Restaurant

Four Seas Restaurant

Garden Restaurant

Good Mang Kok Bakery

New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant

Noodle Bar and Grill

The Pot Sticker Hunan Cuisine

San Sun Restaurant

Thai Thai

Imperial Palace Restaurant

Utopia Café

Washington Bakery & Restaurant

Yee's Restaurant

Z&Y Restaurant

Representing North Beach:

Bocce Café

Café Divine

Café Puccini


King of Thai

Mona Lisa
Rose Pistola

North Beach Restaurant

Sotto Mare

Trattoria Pinocchio


Now, if only they could bring this hand-pulled noodle master over from China to do a demonstration:

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