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Feed the Fire

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Tasty Bites 7.13.05
Event updates and more extensive edibles every other week

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Let's Party!

Yes, it's that time again. Time to eat, drink, and be extra happy to celebrate all things local and organic.

On Tuesday, July 26th, Millennium Restaurant is hosting their popular Annual Farmer's Market Dinner, also a benefit for Om Organics! $10 per dinner guest will be donated to our programs supporting local, sustainable farms.

Come savor Eric Tucker's tantalizing five-course dinner highlighting ingredients from our small, family farmers; and/or sip some specialty infused cocktails at the bar. Several local farms (Capay Organic, Far West Fungi, Heirloom Organics, Mariquita Farm, among others) will be present with a mini-farmers' market table, and are sure to entertain you with their agricultural wit and charm.

Bring in a copy of this newsletter and get 10% off your meal and 50% off your infused cocktails from the bar. What a deal!

Make a reservation today: 415-345-3900 or click (Please call for parties of 5 or more.) See you there!

If you can't make it on the 26th, you can still help feed our fire! Thank you for your continued support!


These Tasty Bites are going under cover and will be sent out bi-monthly now instead of each and every week.

You can always check our Events page for the latest events as they are announced.

And you can always catch up on your reading in our Om Newsletters archive online.

More New Places

The city has gone mad and is sprouting up (or at least renovating) more restaurants the past several weeks. Of course, the only ones we're going to tell you about are the ones that have cool, conscientious chefs and seasonal, sustainable foods. Get out there and show your support with your buying dollars (and help them pay the bills)!

Coco 500
Bizou has gotten redesigned and reculinarated (yes, that's a word). New name, new bar, new vibe, new menu. (But don't worry, some of the same signature dishes.) Mm, mm tasty.
500 Brannan St. @ 4th in SOMA, SF, 415-543-2222

A casual wine bar with paninis, crostinis, salads, and an international selection of boutique vintners.
317 Johnson St. in Sausalito, 415-332-2975

Ex-chefs of neighborhood favorite Sociale are starting up their own deal, slated to open this week. New American eatery and wine bar. (In the old Limon space.)
3316 17th St. @ Mission in the Mission, SF, 415-863-3061

Nathan Peterson of Bay Wolf fame has his own place in Berkeley serving up 'globe-trotting fare and an egalitarian pricing structure'. (thx, zagat)
1453 Dwight Way in Berkeley, 510-548-2322

If you have other organic newbies (or oldies) that you love and adore, please let us know!

Events for the next TWO weeks!

Check our Events page for more happenins as they are announced.

Barbeque & Syrah: Mecca's Food & Wine Series, Pt V
Tue-Sat, 7/12/05-7/16/05
Mecca Restaurant, 2029 Market St. in SF

Convert a Carnivore Day at Millennium
Wed, 7/13/05
Millennium Restaurant, 580 Geary St. in SF

Bastille Day at Chez Panisse
Thu, 7/14/05
Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley

Straus Dairy Family Tours
Fri, 7/15/05, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Meet at Millerton Point Parking Lot, 5 miles north of Point Reyes Station in Point Reyes

Meet the Farmer - Clifton Hamada of Hamada Farms
Sat, 7/16/05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF

Shop with the Chef - Elise Fineberg of Taste Catering
Sat, 7/16/05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF

SF Market Tasting - Peaches
Sat, 7/16/05, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Ferry Building in SF

Berkeley Market Tasting - Peaches
Tue, 7/19/05, 2:00pm-7:00pm
Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St at MLK Way in Berkeley

Normandy Dinner at Chez Panisse
Tue, 7/19/05, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Chez Panisse, 1517 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley

Wild Salmon Convivium presented by the Commonwealth Club, Bay Gourmet & Ferry Bldg Marketplace
Thu, 7/21/05, 5:30pm reception; 6:00pm program
Ferry Building at Market/Embarcadero, Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd Flr, in SF

Wine Maker Dinner: Bonterra Vineyards
Fri, 7/22/05, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whole Foods, 1010 Park Place in San Mateo

Vegetarian Cooking Class: Burgers & Backyard Bites
Sat, 7/23/05, 10:00am-1:00pm
First Unitarian Church, 685 14th St. at Castro in Oakland

Market Tasting - Cooking Demo - Theater/Music Production
Sat, 7/23/05, 11:00am-1:00pm
Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St at MLK Way in Berkeley

Full Mead Moon Feast
Sat, 7/23/05, 6:30pm
St Francis Lutheran Church, Church St. in SF

Feed the Fire!

Even a little snack. If you use these newsletters, use our website, or simply enjoy having delicious, organic food in the Bay Area, please support our programs that serve local, organic farms and the community. Om Organics is a project of the San Francisco Foundation - Community Initiative Funds, and can only continue with the help of contributions from conscientious people like you!

Any amount is appreciated!
You can make a donation:

  • via to
  • by credit card: via the SFF CIF donation page
  • by check: "Om Organics: Project of SFF CIF", 225 Bush St. #500, SF, CA 94104


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