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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Binge-Purge Cycle: Your SFoodie Weekend Planner, July 24-25

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM

click to enlarge Cupcakes and frantic moves (see Sun., July 24).
  • Cupcakes and frantic moves (see Sun., July 24).
Has the fog kept you inside all week, yearning for fresh summer produce and even fresher music? Even if the sun doesn't break through the dense marine layer in the city this weekend, there's a handful of delicious events that promise to make these July days feel like we're actually in the heart of summer.

Sat., July 24:

• The July edition of forageSF's monthly SF Underground Market takes over SomArts, ready to stock your kitchen with all sorts of fresh and very local foods. The delicious products of your neighbors' backyards and kitchens will be on display during two separate market sessions this time around, with a matinee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $2 admission, and an evening program from 6 p.m. to midnight for $5. First-time visitors to the market must sign up with forageSF before attending; purchase tickets here. SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 863-1414.

• At Omnivore in Noe Valley, authors Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger will be on hand to discuss their new book, The Lost Art of Real Cooking. Who knows, after hearing about the true pleasures that come from cooking by hand, you might just be inspired to start brewing your own ales and rendering your own lard. Free, 3-4 p.m. Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712.

Sun., July 25:

• While getting all shook up by the performers at SF Weekly's All Shook Down music festival, sample some of the rockin' cuisine from local food vendors. Luckily for groupies and music lovers alike, food will be available throughout the festival, from noon to midnight. Whether you crave cupcakes to power up before pogoing, or a tamale to energize those frantic Janelle Monáe moves, you won't go hungry while getting your groove on. Vendors include Let's Be Frank, Roosevelt Tamales, The Boardroom, and BurgerMeister, as well as sweets merchants Kingdom Cake, Mission Minis, Endless Summer Sweets, and Cups and Cakes. At the corner of Grant and Green Streets in North Beach.

• Ever wondered how a former bulimic could become the most important food critic in the country? Or how that critic could actually get slimmer while dining out every night for work? Find out when former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni speaks at Omnivore about his honest and delightful memoir, Born Round. Free, 4-5 p.m. Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712.

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