Thursday, April 01, 2010

Single Guy's Planner

April’s my favorite month for many reason – springtime, return of baseball, flowers, and a lot of food events. Maybe you might spot me at one of these:

April 17 (Saturday): “Art & Chai” at 18 Reasons. Join food writer Thy Tran as she moderates a conversation about chai tea. This “multisenory tea time” coincides with the Mission community gallery’s spice exhibition by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and performance by Yosh Han. Food provided by Spice Vice. Cost: $5. Tickets can be purchased here.

April 18 (Sunday): “A Taste of Tequila & Tamales by the Bay.” This annual event takes place from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’ Marina district. I also checked out this event last year, and if you love tamales you need to check out the variety at this event. Cost is $35 (advance) and $40 (at the door). You can purchase tickets by calling 415.695.9296 or online. For more information, go to

April 29 (Thursday): Taste of the Nation at AT&T Park. Last time I checked out this foodie fundraiser for Share Our Strength (nonprofit group fighting hunger in America) and it was a fun time of small tastings from some of the best chefs in the city. This year promises food from 40 chefs and 25 wineries. Cost is $85 for the tasting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (if you want to splurge you can pay $140 for VIP tickets that lets you in an hour earlier). Visit the group’s Web site for more information on the event and details on purchasing tickets.

This event isn’t in the Bay Area, but I just had to include it. Shout out to my peeps in Honolulu!

April 24 (Saturday): Waikiki Spam Jam, a street festival/food event dedicated to the canned meat product that is an icon in Hawaii. Taste a variety of dishes spotlighting Spam and get Spam T-shirts and slippers (hopefully not made of Spam). This free event runs from 4 to 10 p.m. Visit for more information.

1 comment:

Carolyn Jung said...

Spam Jam?!? I LOVE it! In fact, I'm already wondering if there's an actual "Spam jam'' dish? Mmmm, fried Spam with apricot jam? Hey, it works with pork, so why not Spam, right? ;)