Eat, drink, and be merry

The crowds gather at the Eat Drink SF Festival. photo: Marc Fiorito (Gamma Nine)

The Eat Drink SF festival is a great place to get your food and drink groove on. Now in its ninth year, Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premiere food and drink event. With four days of curated programming, the festival kicks off with the legendary Taco Knockdown at The Pearl on Aug. 24 followed by a weekend of signature Grand Tastings at Fort Mason on Aug. 25–27. Each Grand Tasting features more than 30 top Bay Area restaurants that rotate at every session.

The morsels are ready. photo: Marc Fiorito (Gamma Nine)

This year’s bar program will be the biggest yet with more than 70 bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries hand pouring tastes and batch cocktails. Guests will watch culinary demonstrations on the main stage and attend drink-focused programming in the beverage classroom. The main stage operates throughout the weekend. This year’s closing ceremony will include a performance by the Glide Ensemble and a special surprise from the Golden State Warriors.

Taco Knockdown: Thursday, Aug. 24, The Pearl (601 19th St.),

Grand Tastings, Friday–Sunday, Aug. 25–27, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center (2 Marina Blvd.),


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