Gorey days: The 2012 Edwardian Ball celebration begins today with the Edwardian World’s Faire and continues Saturday with the ball. The event salutes the macabre art of Edward Gorey. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] Read More
Author appearance: Novelist David Miller talks about “The Circus Before Dawn,” his thriller set in the world of Formula One racing. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] Read More
The SF Examiner asked notable Bay Area food professionals to share seasonal favorites and dining memories.
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FRIDAYEating Food: Oliveta and Aqua alum Paul Piscopo, now chef at Trace in the W Hotel, has created an ingredient-driven menu featuring some of best cooking in The City at surprisingly moderate prices. DrinkingMeet Your Mixologist: Franz Meis, who describes himself as an “old-school bartender with respect for the modern-day world,” is in charge of cocktails at Local Kitchen on Rincon Hill. On the town Read More
FRIDAYEating Food: Nan, a new late-night spot in the Fillmore district, is an inviting beer hall serving spicy Korean comfort food and thirst-quenching beverages. DrinkingWine: With truffle season officially under way, we suggest some Italian wines that go particularly well with the ever-so-tasty delicacy. On the town Read More
Eating Food: The new, well-run Park Tavern — with its big bar and unfussy, modern bar food — perfectly fills the North Beach spot that formerly housed the venerated Moose’s.
Drinking Meet Your Mixologist: Epic Roasthouse head bartender Jeff Fairbanks, a seasoned pro, features his tasty drink Autumn in Paris at the sophisticated waterfront steak place. Read More
FRIDAY NIGHT Eating Food: For fine dining in a shopping mall, of all places, try the excellent, authentic Cupola Pizzeria on the fourth floor of Westfield Centre. Drinking Wine: While naturally occurring sulphur dioxide is in every wine, we offer examples of wines made by vintners who take pride in the fact that they don’t add sulfites. On the town Read More
Food: Truly fresh and whole ingredients are on the menu at Blue Barn Gourmet, chef-owner Sam Josi’s appealing sandwich and salad shop in the Marina.
Meet Your Mixologist: John Caine is the friendly owner and bartender at HiDive, a South-of-Market bayside spot that has the feel of a historical waterfront saloon. Read More
FRIDAY NIGHTEating Food: Locavore, a new spot on the edge of the Mission, serves a delicious menu based on sustainable farm ingredients in an appealing urban setting. DrinkingWine: Following up on last week’s theme focusing on well-valued wine, expert Pamela Busch recommends a few good reds that sell for $15 or less. On the town Read More