I’ve finally come up with my top SF events to share this month. From what I’ve gathered this is going to be one hell of a month for local foodies and comedy fans out there!
East Cut Art Fair| Fri Jan 12th-14th
Looking for some serious art for your home? This is the event for you! It’s a boutique pop-up art fair with contemporary pieces curated by professional Bay Area gallery directors. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it would be the perfect place to gather inspiration and see whats current in the art scene. Prices start around $500 for smaller works by local artists and can go up to $20,000 for pieces by artists with more notable recognition.
Treasure Island Flea | Sat Jan 27th-28th
In case you aren’t already familiar with Treasure Island Flea, its a “modern urban market” that hosts 400+ vendors that sell vintage items, original artwork, and everything in-between. Hosted on the sunny man-made island next to SF, this monthly sale isn’t your typical “hard to find good stuff” flea market. There are many treasures to be discovered and this month’s theme is Valentines Day, so instead of just buying for yourself how ’bout you pick something up for that special someone ;D For your culinary delight, fancy boozey drinks and food trucks lined up as far as the eye can see.
Opening Day Berkeley Restaurant Week | Sat Jan 18th-28th
Bay area foodies get excited! Berkeley’s Restaurant Week is coming up fast, and its time to start booking those reservations 🙂 All participating restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch menus at $20 and prix-fixe dinners at $25 or $35. This is the best time to try out new Berkeley eateries at a value, so take advantage! There’s a long list of restaurants joining in on the fun, and the ones I’m excited to try out are Gather, Maker’s Common, Les Arceaux, and Saha – all spots known for their use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.
Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | Sat Jan 20th
For those of you sticking to your New Years diet, look away now! SoMa StrEat Foods is throwing a Mac and Cheese party where 15 food trucks will battle it out, serving this classic comfort food in the most mouthwatering ways you could ever imagine. $5 gives you general admission but for $32 bucks you get admission & all you can drink craft beer. In a city that charges 9 big ones for a quality brewskey can you think of a better deal? Tickets for the first day of this cheesy fanfare are already gone so act fast or forever live in regret, never to know who took the crown of Ultimate Mac and Cheese champ.
Good Food Awards Marketplace | Sun Jan 21st
The Good Food Awards recognizes the most conscientious food producers in the country, and this marketplace will give you the opportunity to meet, sample, and purchase from this years winners. Living in the bay area and having a fiance obsessed with consuming food-related books and documentaries, I do try to make food conscious decisions when I can. This event would be an amazing opportunity to educate myself on best practices and discover new products to bring into our kitchen.
SF Restaurant Week Opening Day | Mon Jan 22st
San Francisco’s restaurant week is finally back, and for all those hot spots you’ve wanted to try and just haven’t gotten around to, now is the time! With so much of SF’s culture changing, its tough for me to get behind a lot of it, but the food scene explosion is something I’m definitely not mad about. During restaurant week, 2+ course lunches will be priced at $15 & $25 and dinners with 3+ courses will be at $40 & $65. San Francisco living is not cheap and eating out all the time can be tough, so this week is the perfect time for you to try new places at a value :p. There is an endless list of restaurants participating, and even though lots of my favorites are on that list, I’m excited to try new places that will : Cassava, Blue Plate, The Dorian, Le Colonial, Mr.Tipples Recording Studio, and Stem Kitchen | Garden
SF SketchFest | Thurs Jan 11th-28th
If you’re not already familiar, SF Sketchfest is a comedy festival that has shows occurring at venues all over the city with various times throughout the days. The events range from panel discussions, live podcasts, to improv shows. This festival gives you the unique opportunity to enjoy big name comedians alongside your local funny favorites through intimate live shows. There are lots of performances to to choose from and the ones I’m looking forward most to are Soundtracks Live: Scenes and Songs from a Classic 80’s Movie, Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8, and Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.