Category Archives: Food

7 Tips For Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2017

Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2017. December 9 + 10, 2017.

Chocolate lovers steady yourself for the annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2017.

Once a year the Ghirardelli Factory Store ups the ante with hard to resist deals on chocolates, gift tins/baskets, baking chocolate, and more.

Scroll down to save even more with a 15% off coupon. Savings are rarely this delicious.

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Shop Urban Air Market Oakland Pop Up

Urban Air Market Oakland. Sunday, July 16, 2017

Urban Air Market Oakland is plein air shopping with over 100 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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Foodie Fun: Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017

Good Food Awards 2015Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017. Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Ready to ditch your #1 New Year’s resolution? Yea, me too. Take a break from your diet and indulge at the Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017.

This is your chance to taste and buy winning cheese, chocolate, coffee, charcuterie, pickles, oil, honey, confections, preserves, and more. Plus mingle with the eighty award winning food and drink artisans honored for crafting delicious and responsibly produced food. Participants hail from across the United States so expect a lot of different culinary points of view.

Diet be damned.

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6 Tips For Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival

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Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival. November 5, 2016.

Mark your calendar for Oakland’s fab Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival- an Indie emporium with unique wares you won’t find at any big box/chain store.

This bi-annual makers festival showcases a juried selection of 150+ local art/craft/design vendors along with artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks, and live music. Think love child of Etsy and Pinterest.

Free admission! Family friendly! Pet friendly! Fun!

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Foodies Alert: Omnivore Books Big Cookbook Sale

Omnivore Books Big Cookbook SaleOmnivore Books Big Cookbook Sale. July 16, 2016

Cookbook lovers: whet your appetite for good eats at Omnivore Books Big Cookbook Sale.

Every book in the store is on sale. This is the perfect opportunity to buy a cookbook (or 2 or 3) for yourself or curry favors with your besties with a cookbook gift.

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Let The Good Times Roll: SF Beer Week 2016

SF Beer Week 2016SF Beer Week 2016. January 22 thru 31, 2016.

Break out the beer steins –  it’s time for SF Beer Week 2016. This (beloved) annual beer extravaganza celebrates the diversity and quality of craft beer.

With a whopping 600+ beer-centric events on the agenda, the SF Beer Week 2016 organizers should offer (1) a replacement liver and (2) self-cloning instructions. One view of the fun-packed schedule and you will see why.

Not to mention that beer “week” is like a Baker’s dozen – instead of seven days, you get ten. And “San Francisco” is really “Greater Bay Area” with events taking place in and out of San Francisco. This is one time false advertising is a bonus. Like it.

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7 Tips: Good Food Awards Marketplace 2016

Good Food Awards 20157 Tips: Good Food Awards Marketplace 2016. Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Ready to ditch your #1 New Year’s resolution? Yea, me too. Take a break from your diet and indulge at the Good Food Awards Marketplace 2016.

This is your chance to taste and buy winning cheese, chocolate, coffee, charcuterie, pickles, oil, honey, confections, preserves, and more. Plus mingle with the eighty award winning food and drink artisans honored for crafting delicious and responsibly produced food. Participants hail from across the United States so expect a lot of different culinary points of view.

Nom. Nom.

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Urban Epic Fest

Urban Epic FestUrban Epic Fest. November 7 + 8, 2015.

Festival alert: The Urban Epicurean aka Urban Epic Fest is making its San Francisco début. This modern marketplace features unique art, handmade goods, artisanal food, locally crafted wine and beer plus inspiring DIY workshops.

Free admission. Family friendly.

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10 Tips For Eat Real Festival 2015

Eat Real Festival 2015 LogoEat Real Festival 2015. September 18-20, 2015.

Eat Real Festival 2015, Oakland’s 3-day edible extravaganza, celebrates good food from every angle. Think street-food fest, block party, and county fair rolled into one fun event.

Enjoy delectable eats, chef demos, live music, handcrafted beers, artisanal wines, specialty cocktails, butchery contests, kids zone, and much more. Before you leave home be sure to check out Deal Tracker SF’s 10 tips for optimizing your Eat Real Festival experience.

Free admission and all street food items cost $8 or less. Family friendly. Dogs allowed.

Diet be damned.

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11 Tips for MasterChef Season 7 Casting Call

MasterChef logoMasterChef Season 7 Casting Call. August 29, 2015.

I unabashedly admit to watching cooking-related reality TV shows. Between the food, the drama, and the unexpected twists, these shows have it going on. So while this is not a “deal” per se, for some fabulous Bay Area amateur chef this post might qualify as a “deal breaker” so here goes…

MasterChef is holding open casting for Season 7 contestants.

If you have fantasized about engaging millions of television viewers with your cooking chops; have a thick skin to weather some snarky criticisms from celebrity judges; and are able to withstand the pressures of ultra competitive (uh, nasty) teammates, then MasterChef Season 7 Casting Call has your name all over it.

Oh yea – the booty last season for the ultimate winner was no small potatoes. Try $250,000, a cookbook deal, and the enviable title of MasterChef.

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