dine about town

I get plenty of press releases about $100+ dinners. But really good deals are hard to find when it comes to dining and more desirable now than ever. For the next couple of months I’m going to try to focus on events under $40. We’ll see how it goes…

Dine About Town, the annual dining promotion sponsored by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau is back! In a traditionally slow restaurant season it offers a good way to try a pricey restaurant for less than you might normally pay. Three course lunches are $21.95 and three course dinners are $34.95. Just a few of the restaurants on the list I highly recommend include Foreign Cinema, Luella, Anchor & Hope, RNM, Absinthe, Ducca and 1550 Hyde. But make your reservations now, because popular restaurants get very busy during this promotion, especially on the weekends.

A particularly good deal is Macy’s Dine About Town launch party. Your $20 donation to Meals on Wheels gets you 10 tasting tickets which you can use to sample offerings from some of the Dine About Town participating restaurants, namely Café Andree, Campton Place Restaurant, Chez Papa Resto, Colibri Mexican Bistro, Daffodil, Fish & Farm, First Crush, Level III, Market Street Grill, Roots, and XYZ.

What: Dine About Town launch party

Where: The Cellar @ Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

When: January 14, 2009 at 6 p.m.

How: Purchase tickets. Note that tickets must be purchased in advance; bring your printed confirmation to exchange for tasting tickets at the event. Space is limited.

Why: At the party you will meet Dine About Town featured chefs, enjoy a cooking demonstration by Jake des Voignes, executive chef at Fish & Farm, moderated by “the tablehopper” Marcia Gagliardi and taste Napa Valley wines and receive a keepsake “Only in San Francisco” wine glass.

Event: Dine About Town Launch Party 6 January,2009Amy Sherman

  • Preethi

    I want to to go to the launch party, but I am vegetarian, do you think they’ll have enough non-meat dishes for me to enjoy myself? =)

  • Amy

    I hope so!

  • Beth

    Bummer!!! Event is sold out!


Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.

In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.

Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.

Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.

She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.

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