For the next installment of our series in support of Forage Kitchen kickstarter, we’ve organized a live date auction with local food folks. This is going to be fun. Come and bid for an experience with some of your local food heros, as well as cool shwag from some of our favorite businesses and Underground Market vendors around SF. If you cant make the event, and want to bid remotely, please email us, we’ll set it up. You're also welcome to bid on these as gifts for others, makes a great unique present:
Where: Swedish American Hall, SF
When: Thursday June 14th 6pm-10 (auction starts at 8pm)
1. Get your reservation ticket here (please only reserve if you’re 100% sure you’re coming)
2. Pledge on kickstarter, $35 for one person, $70 for 2 (all higher pledges get into these events as well)
3. Bring your ticket and kickstarter confirmation, then bid away!
On the auction block:
Vietnamese specialties with RPS: Starting bid $300
Carouse around town with the girls of Rice Paper Scissors. They’ll take you to 5 of their favorite restaurants around SF to try each spots signature dish. These are the same girls who beat Bourdain in a test of whits, so you’re sure to have a good time (plus they’re a couple cuties, so that doesn't hurt)
South Bay Ramen tour with Richie of Hapa Ramen: Starting bid $300
You’ve seen him around town slinging ramen for years now, or maybe as“The Rebel” in Wustofs newest commercials. Richie, owner of Hapa Ramen, is a local ramen god, and he’ll take you on a tour of his favorite spots in the South Bay. Talk shop with the cities premier ramen chef, and get some good eats to boot.
Abalone Diving and spear fishing with Iso Rabins of forageSF: Starting bid $300
Diving is my new favorite thing. There is no place where I feel more relaxed, diving down into another world. It’s amazing whats down there. Hordes of fish (maybe we’ll even do some spear fishing), seaweed, starfish, and the illusive abalone. With a subtle indescribable taste that is somewhere between squid and the most tender white fish you’ve ever eaten, abalone is a real treat. Since it’s heavily protected, diving for it is the only way to get wild abalone. Join me on a dive up the Sonoma coast, and find out what you’ve been missing.
Dinner with Iso Rabins:
This is a date for the land bound. Dinner with Iso Rabins of forageSF at mission chinese in San Francisco. Good eats for a good cause.
Dinner with Blaire of Graffeats:
Blaire Warsham, Chef of the underground restaurant GraFFeats, will cook you dinner. First you'll do some shopping at the farmers market to get the freshest produce, then Baire will cook a homemade dinner with you as Sous Chef.
Brunch with Leo of Wise Sons Deli:
A recent finalist for hottest chef in SF, Leo will buy you a Jewish brunch your grandmother would be proud of while answering any questions you have about how he got started.
Starter Camping Kit from Alite designs: Starting bid $150
Sure, you like camping, but you also like design, so why not have both? Alite designs is San Francisco’s homegrown camping company. Sit by the fire in their comfy camp chair, then zip up the for a snuggle in the “Kama Sutra sleeping bag” (if you get two they zip together….). I love this gear, and it’ll make all the more stylish on that next trip out to Bass Lake.
Kit includes: A Kama Sutra sleeping bag and 2 Monarch camping chairs.
Mission Cheese basket of goodies: Starting bid $80
One of our Underground Market success stories. The first time I met Sarah of Mission Cheese was on my front porch where she broke out her incredible Raclettle machine. Now she’s got her own restaurant! Amazing. The Mission Cheese goodie box includes: T-shirt, Bottle of wine/beer, some cheese, crackers & a $30 gift certificate
Pies from Pietisserie: Starting bid $20
Get 2 delicious pies from one of our great Underground Market vendors Pietisserie.
Jerky and a shirt from Oaktown Jerk: Starting bid $30
A bag of local grassfed beef jerky, and a shirt, both delicious.