Posts Tagged ‘Dessert’

Word on the Street: “EAT DESSERT FIRST” – Courtesy of Highly-Rated “Candybar” on Fulton Near Divisadero – Dessert, Wine, Art!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I’m thinking it’s not easy to get a four-star Yelp rating from 1100 Yelpers and yet here it is:

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And look at this, they aint never heard of the acronym NoPA:

“Welcome to San Francisco’s First Dessert Lounge

Candybar is located in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco.”

How refreshing!

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Baking Class with Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner a Huge Success at CUESA Kitchen

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Before Scharffen Berger Chocolate was purchased by Hershey, you could go on a free factory tour in Berkeley. Good times.

These days the factory’s gone, but Hershey’s says it’s making the same old stuff in Indiana on a national scale. OK fine.

Anyway, over the weekend, celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner was on hand at the Ferry Building to offer Scharffen Berger Chocolate cooking tips and also to promote a contest. See below.

Le mise-en-scene at the CUESA Kitchen at the front of the Ferry Building near Gott’s Roadside:

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Always with the liquid nitrogen:

If you’re into this kind of stuff, check the CEUSA sched.

All the deets:

Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Baking Classes w/ Alice Medrich & Elizabeth Falkner
Saturday, October 8, 2011 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker Hosts Two Very Special FREE Baking Classes at Ferry Building Marketplace on Saturday, October 8

WHAT:
To launch the “Elevate a Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger® Chocolate” Contest, Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker is hosting two FREE baking classes for baking and chocolate enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Classes, respectively led by two of San Francisco’s most prominent pastry chefs and baking experts, are open to the public with RSVP as space is limited.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

4:30pm-5:30pm: Chocolate Cream Pie with Cinnamon & Ancho Chile with Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich is an award-winning, best-selling cookbook author and one of country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts.

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Chocolate Gelato Sundae with Chocolate Cake Crumbles and Marshmallow Cream with Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Elizabeth Falkner is the Owner and Executive Chef of Orson Restaurant and Citizen Cake, and a star of The Next Iron Chef.

WHERE:
CUESA Kitchen in the Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

OMG, “Off The Grid: Upper Haight” has Grown Into Quite the Affair – Food Truck Dinner Party Every Thursday

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Off The Grid has come into its own at the Upper Haight Location at the end of Waller near Stanyan (just one block north of our landmark Haight Street McDonalds).

I had no idea that it’s become so popular, like it was yesterday, in the pouring fog.

And, of course, you can’t ignore the almost-perfect Yelp rating

Check it:

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Doublecheck the sked if you want to, but this is it, currently:

“Off the Grid: Upper Haight
Thursdays from 4:30PM-8:30PM”

I’ll tell you, I was there at the beginning, at the very first OTGUH like a year ago. Back then, it wasn’t slammed with people, but these days it is.

Get on out there next Thursday, why not?

I don’t know about other OTGs but this one is off the hook.

Enjoy the consensus, plus the Minority Report, which focuses on the fact that too many people are there (is that a bug or a feature?) and the air-conditioned summer weather (is that a bug or a feature?):

“Went last night, and wow. Bites of the night included the pork belly with pickled daikon from Chairman Bao (the bun was super soft and delicious with a generous serving of pork belly) a pandan waffle, and unagi onigiri from Onigilly (which also has miso soup, an awesome treat in the freezing Haight AND they give you free refills). Highly recommend going with a group of 5 or 6 and sharing bites of things.”

“If you’ve tried the Off the Grid at Fort Mason, then this is pretty much the exact replica of it except on a smaller scale. I recognized some of the exact same food trucks too. And just like Fort Mason, it is crazy packed. I had a burrito that I think might have been from El Huarache Loco, which was decent and had a nice spicy kick to it. Other than the novelty of experiencing the food truck craze, I think the food is only okay and a bit on the pricey side based on portion size. The crowds also get a bit overwhelming especially when you’re waiting in a humongous line in the freezing SF cold. Fun to try on occasion if you just want to dabble in different types of food.”

“Off the Grid is the new age of food trucks. They promote alot of fusion foods and foods not normally served in restaurants. Since I’m a Pilipino who loves food well, I go often. They have a cupcake truck, Senior Sisig, and that Korean truck. I need to try out the bacon truck the next time I go there. It’s  great place w/ your friends to meet up and snack on great foods. They have live music as well. I need to try out the other  OTG.”

OMG, It’s the 2011 Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival this Saturday! Discover the Joy of Soy in J-Town

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I don’t know, this cartoon tofu looks a little evil to me, but anyway, why don’t you come out for the first annual Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival this Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m?

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See you there for “Soy Education!”

“Come out for the 2011 Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival – Come Discover the Joy of Soy!

* Tofu Dessert Competition

* Soy and Tofu Food Booths

* Live Performances

* Soy Education

* Raffle

* Free Samples”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO — The Nichi Bei Foundation is planning to launch an exciting, new event called the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival: Discover the Joy of Soy, on Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in San Francisco Japantown’s Peace Plaza, at Post and Buchanan streets. This innovative day-long festival will focus on the health benefits of soy and tofu, feature various soy-related vendors, and center around a Tofu Dessert Competition. There will be live performances, audience participation games and a raffle as well.

The event will be emceed by NBC Bay Area reporter George Kiriyama and KTVU-2 reporter Jana Katsuyama, with the Tofu Dessert Competition emceed by Kara Tsuboi, the Oakland A’s in-game host and contributor to CBS News.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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San Francisco’s Creme Brulee Cart is Powered by Delicious Gasoline: Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Never seen a Yamaha generator before.

What, it costs $1000 for one of these things? (In that case, I think I’d secure it with a bike chain on the mean Streets of San Francisco…)

Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Somebody get this man an AC hook-up, stat.

The Best Place to Get Japanese Sweets is at Minamoto Kitchoan on Market near Montgomery

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Yelp-rated (4.5 stars) Minamoto Kitchoan at 648 Market Street gets its point across simply with one sign:

“JAPANESE SWEETS”

See?

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If you like expensive treats, this is the place to come:

Look forward to more bunny buns come Easter:

Via Peg S

See you there!

Nichi Bei Times’ Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival a Huge Success

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Here was the scene in Japantown today at the Nichi Bei Times Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival. This well-attended event was a benefit for Nihonmachi Little Friends, a local Japanese bilingual and multicultural childcare agency. 

NBC Bay Area anchor Mike Inouye just after he mentioned San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi‘s habit of “always looking stunning.” Next to them are fellow judges Chef Libby Oda, House Foods Marketing Supervisor Yoko Difrancia, Daniel Alafetich of Hodo Soy Beanery, and Cathy Inamasu, Executive Director of Nihonmatchi Little Friends. Click to expand:

Tofu Goma Cups from 2006 Cherry Blossom Queen Emily Yukiko Leach. Speaking of which, the 2009 Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade featuring Grand Marshall George Takei is kicking off next month on April 11. Other tofu dessert recipe finalists were Emiko Taki, Helen Lau, Masako Naktani, and Vincent Chang.

The always popular tofu toss:

The mise-en scene, it was Standing Room Only:

Remember, Soy is Joy.

See you next year!