For eight years, Eat Drink SF has brought together the city’s hottest restaurants under the umbrella of one weekend-long event just before summer turns into fall. More than 8,500 attendees flock to this denizen of drink and food, eager to taste bites from over 160 participating restaurants and drinks from over 70 bars, breweries, and distilleries. Held this year at Fort Mason Center, events kicked off on Thursday, August 25 and ran throughout the weekend with Grand Tastings on Friday evening, Saturday and evening, culminating in a final tasting, Sundaymorning.
In 2015, San Franciscans spent the most money eating out, playing second only to Dallas, according to real estate website, Curbed. According to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, San Francisco has currently issued more than foodservice licenses— residents could eat out every night for several years and still not darken the doors of all the eateries in this booming city. The diversity of today’s food and beverage offerings represents the variety of multicultural expressions as San Francisco’s food scene continues to evolve. This makes Eat Drink SF a stand-out event for foodies around the Bay area and beyond. See if your favorite spot made the cut.
Annelies Zijderveld’s first cookbook, Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, is available now. She has been published in Curator magazine, Arthouse America, and Sated Magazine. Follow her teatime antics and cooking with tea journey on Instagram.