Two Weeks Left and Lot’s of News!

Taste of Potrero 2012 is quickly approaching and we’ve been working hard! So much news to report.

First, we’ve brought in the brand spanking new SOMA StrEAT Food Park to run our own street food park at the event! They’re corralling a bunch of awesome food trucks to sling their wares – exciting!

Next, the wizards at SF’s hottest design firm Ken Fulk Designs will be conjuring up the atmosphere in our VIP lounge! We’re hosting exclusive wines, a personal concierge service and other treats. VIP tickets are worth the extra cost, plus get an hour from 6-7pm.

Our bars are going to be hosted by the best mixologists in the city! We’ve got Comstock Saloon, The Homestead and we’re proud to announce that our 3rd and final bar will be hosted by Local Edition (the new project from the Bourbon and Branch team). We’ve also got few restaurant surprises we’ll announce next week. Needless to say, you won’t be disappointed by the food at Taste of Potrero!

Can’t wait to see everyone there. Tickets are available here, now! Get yours before we sell out.

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Local: Mission Eatery

Another hero for public school has stepped into the limelight… and hot damn their food is tasty! Our friends at Local: Mission Eatery, located at 3111 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 655-3422 are the latest addition to the Taste of Potrero Family.

If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing one of the most soulful, sustainable and spectacular spots in the neighborhood. It’s a good time to be on 24th Street, thanks to Local! It’s also a good time for Taste of Potrero!

Dynamo? Dynamite!

Yeah, you heard me right…the city’s best donuts. The donuttiest of Donuts. The “don’t be dunkin’ cause these is sumthin” – are coming to Taste of Potrero! Dynamo Donuts and Coffee will be there. Will you? May 10, 2012. Tickets on sale soon…

Truckin’

Taste of Potrero 2012 is being held at the incredible SOMArts at 934 Brannan (that’s right next to the Trader Joes). The space is magnificent, PLUS they have an awesome outdoor space. And these days, that means FOOD TRUCKS!

There will be a roundup of about six trucks, plus a special Street Food Marketplace!

As a preview, we just signed up the wonderful Mama Cass truck, offering Gourmet Vietnamese Sliders. You know you want some.

We’ll be announcing the full lineup of trucks and restaurants by the end of the month. Tickets are going on sale soon for Taste of Potrero 2012. May 10, 6-10pm. SOMArts – 934 Brannan.

Hapa Ramen, Tacolicious & Skool Are Back!

We just began recruiting the restaurants for Taste of Potrero 2012 and are happy to report that three of our favorites were quick to sign on:

We’re so glad these superstars will all be back to show off their amazing culinary talents and to support public education.

More restaurant announcements to come. We expect to have about 15 restaurants and 6 food trucks to announce within the next couple of weeks. You are sure to be amazed at the quality of talent represented.

TOP 2012!!

Last year TOP was amazing by all accounts. We had Jane. We had the Bon Vivants. We had the best collection of restaurants for any food event in town. The venue was cool, the flow worked, the energy was positively electric.

This year, it’s getting even better. We’re moving diggs to the spectacular SOMArts space at 943 Brannan. The space isn’t just bigger to accommodate a larger event, but it maintains the intimacy and flow that we loved at Dogpatch Studios. Moreover, we’ve got a lot of outdoor space. And these days, in San Francisco, that means just one thing – – Food Trucks! We’re taking it to the streets, with a corral of the hottest eats on wheels.

There’s a lot more to come. Bookmark this page, drop it in your RSS, come back often. We’ll be updating restaurant participation, the auction items and even a cookbook (yes, you heard it here, and it’s gonna be TOP style, which means HOT HOT HOT).

New York Times Article…

Here is a great article in the New York Times on supporting education.

 

What I Learned at School

By MARIE MYUNG-OK LEE

Published: March 30, 2011

Providence, R.I.

Times Topic: Teachers and School Employees

THE tumult over state budgets and collective bargaining rights for public employees has spilled over into resentment toward public school teachers, who are increasingly derided as “glorified baby sitters” whose pay exceeds the value of the work they do.

But how exactly do we measure the value of a teacher?

 

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