Tuesday, August 18, 2009

San Francisco Street Food Festival This Saturday August 22nd

La Cocina in the Mission District in San Francisco is hosting a day long block party in the form of the first ever San Francisco Street Food Festival this Saturday August 22nd. Admission is FREE, People! Although Food and Drinks will be sold by each vendor, ranging from $3 to $8 at most. You can Buy a passport for savings and the freedom not to hassle with an ATM.
In addition to Delicious Eats, the festival will feature a beer and spirits garden, roving street musicians, street art projects and a hands-on children's play area, as well as multi-lingual services for attendees.

The event is a benefit for La Cocina and is a collaborative project with a special focus on the transition from informal to formal food businesses. Through partnerships with both non-profits and highly regarded restaurants, this event will work to connect communities throughout San Francisco's spectrum of class and culture to the everyday food that SF eats and loves.

So, Go to this Festival, and Eat Street Food!
Viva La Bacon Dog Cart!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Urban Food Maven's First Two Months Back In The East Coast...

I've been back east for two months to the date today, but I have barely been in NY, which why I am only now getting to writing.  
So what have I been doing since I moved, you ask?  As I expected, I kept getting drawn down to Philly, NJ and the DC area to see family and friends.  I do have to say that, after being gone for the past 14 years, it feels damn good to be back.  It feels like coming home...
How does the ol' saying go?  You can take the girl outta Philly...  yadda yadda.
So needless to say, I've been literally On The Road, Jack Kerouac-styles since leaving San Francisco - Boltbus-ing, Greyhounding, MegaBus-ing and ChinaTownBus-ing to and fro NYC to Philly, Atlantic City, Washington DC and Virgina for the past couple months and have been living the true life of leisure.  As a matter of fact, I am writing this on the MegaBus from DC back to NYC as we speak.
Enough with the travel already, it is now time to catch up on my writing, and more importantly, to share what I've been eating On The UFM Road...

I have yet to really delve into the World of Food here on the East Coast.  As you can imagine, I have my work cut out for me!  I am a bit overwhelmed, but truly excited.  It definitely doesn't suck to be me right now.
I am so behind with the writing, that I still have to finish and publish some of my write-ups of some of my final meals in San Francisco, which I will publish in both SFFoodMaven and here.  Stay tuned for those...
For now, you will be seeing little blips and blurbs here and there, of my travels, in the form of Urban Food Maven (UFM) Food Porn.

So that's the dilly...
Blips and Blurbs..
UFM Food Porn..
Stay Tuned.
And Of Course..

Yours In Food,

The Urban Food Maven

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. This Week In San Francisco

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. is happening in this week in San Francisco at Union Square from August 6th through the 9th.  It's going to be an amazing four day Food & Wine event of bacchanalian proportions, celebrating the unique and diverse bounty that San Francisco has to offer.

Proceeds from this event will go to four SF charities - Feeding America, a leading supporter of the SF Food Bank, Meals On Wheels, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund and Project Open Hand.

Another great aspect of this event is that they will be partnering with the SF Conservation Corps to try to achieve a zero waste event creating no landfill, by using recyclable products such as silverware and wine glassware made of corn resin.  How cool is that???
So, you have NO idea how BUMMED I am to not be attending.  My 3 favorite things and all in my old 'hood and I'm here in NY!  Go Figure.  Were I there, I would be attending, and if I didn't already have plans on this coast, I would've bought a ticket on Virgin America to fly out to attend. Trust.
So perhaps, my West Side Foodies would like to represent for me?
Here's hoping so...
Holla at me if you are interested.
Otherwise click here for the ticket deets.

Tickets run for $150 for a Day Pass and then it varies according to various Events - such as Receptions, Suppers and even an Urban BBQ.  Damn!  Just writing about this pisses me off that I can't go!

Whatever the case, if you're into Food and Wine and can make it, then I say, Go!