Bask in his glow...pick his brain...have a unique experience with these fantastic gentlemen, including Ryan Takemiya, Patrick Schwerdtfeger, and Shaun Tai, who have graciously agreed to be auctioned off for some very important charities: SF Walk to End Alzheimer's, RAMA, and ODALC. Join us for the fun!
Each lucky winning bidder of a bachelor auction will receive lunch and a choice of one of these food shopping tours:
Tour #1: Culinary Gems of North Beach San Francisco’s North Beach is well known for its legendary Italian cuisine, but there’s more to this historic neighborhood than restaurants. Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out North Beach’s best delis, coffee houses, bakeries and meat markets. Learn about North Beach’s history, and pick up sandwiches and snacks along the way for afterwards utilizing the tour's voluminous printed guide. Stops include: * Mara’s Italian Pastries-famous for their cannolis. * Little City Market-purveyors of the San Francisco's best Sicilian sausage. * Victoria Pastry Co.-A San Francisco favorite since 1914. * Molinari Deli-A real old-fashioned Italian deli, one of the few left in San Francisco. Find out why their sandwiches are legendary. * Café Trieste-San Francisco’s most famous coffee house and home to the Beat Generation. * Tony’s-A slice of New York in San Francisco, one of the only places you can get pizza cooked in coal-fired ovens. * Liguira Bakery-find out why people line up early for their legendary focaccia.
And much more! Culinary Gems of North Beach takes place every Friday at 11 a.m., departing from Washington Square.
Tour #2: There's More to the Mission Than Burritos San Francisco's Mission District is known for great Mexican Food, but there's so much more! Embark on a two and a half hour journey of Mission and Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets. Visit pop-up restaurants, markets, delis, and learn why this area has emerged as San Francisco's most intriguing culinary scene.
* Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake. * A Huge array of herbs at the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. * Lucca Deli's homemade ravioli. * Mission Market: a hidden gem. * Taqueria Cancun's award-winning burritos. * Mission Chinese Food: a legend in SF's street food scene. * Bi-Rite Market: originally a mom and pop store, it's a SF favorite. And much more! There's More to the Mission Than Burritos takes place every Wednesday at 11 a.m., departing from the 24th St. Mission BART Plaza, northeast corner.
Our thanks to Chef Joseph of San Francisco Food Safari for his generous donation. Read the Yelp reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/san-francisco-food-safari-san-francisco (Note: These are food shopping tours, not tasting tours.)
Silent Auction items include:
A joint membership to the Commonwealth Club ($155 value):
"So many thought-provoking, laugh-engendering, mind-expanding, friend-building, even blog-inspiring, programs... so little time." - Facebook Reviewer
The Commonwealth Club is a nonprofit, member-supported public affairs forum designed to allow you to learn from modern-thought leaders in person at more than 450 great events each year. When you're a member of The Commonwealth Club, you'll enjoy benefits like invitations to more than 75 free events each year and up to 60% off hundreds of other events. You'll also get exclusive access to members-only events, subscription to The Commonwealth magazine, and the opportunity to engage with like-minded folks at members-only socials. (Expires on September 29, 2014)
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SF Walk to End Alzheimer's: Team Panda
Alzheimer's disease is a growing concern within the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) comprise a diverse group of people originating from as many as 50 nations and speaking more than 100 different languages and dialects.
Like most of us, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. That’s why I’m joining the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. I've committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Like most of us, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. That’s why I’m joining the SF Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. I've committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Please help me by making a tax-deductible donation. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is about so much more than walking. At Walk, we gather together to honor those affected and their caregivers, remember those who are no longer with us and make a pledge to reclaim the future for millions.
Thank you, Ryan Yip
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