Bay Area Local Food Guide Release Party

With all of our attention focused on libations earlier this week we neglected to notice that there’s more than one food focused event going on at Fort Mason.

Bay Area locavores have something to celebrate because CAFF is releasing the 2nd edition of the Bay Area Local Food Guide. And what better way to celebrate then with a release party? This event takes place today on the upper level of Fort Mason (the Officers Club) from 4:30 to 8:30.

Tickets are $30 and you can purchase them online through Brown Paper Tickets though the website notes that tickets are limited so if you’re interested we would definitely recommended checking on ticket availability. Even better, if you’re in the food industry (“farmers, restaurateurs, retailers and other local food related businesses”) you can score yourself 2 free tickets by RSVPing to

This event sounds like yet another educational and tasty time. From 4:30 to 6:00 attendees get the pleasure of not only sampling some of the fantastic food and wine from the local vendors present (Serpentine, Slow Club and Chez Panisse to name a few), but you also get the opportunity to meet the people behind the producing. From 6:30 to 7:30 there’s a special food panel called “Why Local Is The Answer” and panelist include Jered Lawson from Pie Ranch /Mission Pies and Simon Richard of Bi-Rite Market.

Slow Club [MenuPages]
Slow Club [Official Site]
Serpentine [Menupages]
Serpentine [Official Site]
Chez Panisse [Official Site]

[Photo via peretzpup/Flickr]

Bay Area Local Food Guide Release Party