Joel Riddell with Yigit Pura of Tout Sweet and Robert Moon at Yigit's Book Launch @yightPura   

Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday  August 9th 2014 

Live from the Capital of American Gastronomy


10:00am – opening and reports (see below)


10:30am Waverly & Veronica @seedlingproj @craftcouncil

Sarah Weiner, the Seedling Project

Pamela Diamond, Director of Marketing for the American Craft Council

* $14.00 pp advance 12.00

The ACC Show is from August 8-10, Fort Mason Place, San Francisco – I attended last year, it was SUPER fun, including ceramics, glass, textiles (Esperansa Spalding)


11:00am  - @CharlesPhansf @SouthatSFjazz @sfjazz @theslanteddoor

Charles Phan, Executive Chef and Proprietor of the Slanted Door Group * Author of “Vietnamese Home Cooking” and the soon to be published “The Slanted Door”.

  • The Slanted Door, Out the Door, Out the Door in the WestfieldCenter, The Moss Room (lunch), The Academy Café, South at SFJazz

Rymee Trobaugh, Chef du Cuisine, South at SFJazz

201 Franklin StreetSan FranciscoCA 



Dennis Leary, Executive Chef Proprietor of many establishments including

Natoma Cabana, at 90 Natoma

Café Terminus 16 California at Drum,  breakfast lunch & catering

Trocadero Club 701 Geary st at Leavenworth



12:00pm @sakeone

Steve Vaylsteke, CEO of Sake One,

Kimberly Charles, Sommelier, Wine and Spirits Expert

Outside Lands – Today and Tomorrow, Golden






12:30pm @don_george @bookpassage

Don George, Travel Writer, countless articles and books, join Don at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference

Book Passage, FerryBuildingSan Francisco and Corte MaderaCA


Guests and Reports


Margrit’s Birthday at the Napa Reserve


Yigit Pura – Book Launch of Sweet Alchemy at tout sweet in Macys 


Aveline Restaurant, 490 Geary Street San Francisco, 415-345-2303

Executive Chef Casey Thompson


San Francisco Chronicle, Food and Home

Roche Bobois 701-8th Street, the round about at Townsend st

  • Paula La duc
  • Gayle Pirie of Show Dogs and Foreign Cinema
  • Cecilia Stac, Omnivore books
  • Jon Bonne, Kitty Morgan, - no Michael Bauer ?


Scala's Bistro's 4th annual Bloody Mary Battle

Anything But Red 

Sunday August 24th from 12-2p.m

This year's event will gather 10 bartenders from across the City to compete for Best Bloody – but the twist is this year's theme is Anything But Red. 

Including Rickhouse, La Urbana, 25 Lusk, Novela, Gaspar Brasserie, Churchill, Honor Kitchen & Cocktails & Alta CA. and more. 


La Cocina Street Food Festival Saturday August


Savor Filipino

August 30th 2014 10a - 6pm

• FREE Admission with Live Entertainment

• Chefs from all over the country and around the bay area

• 20+ unique dishes ranging from traditional to modern.

• Recipes designed by chefs from around the USA


Outside Lands