The Good Food Awards Mega-Movement

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The Good Food Awards is marking five years with the biggest celebration yet! Meet the 146 Winners from 33 states at the Good Food Awards Marketplace ($5 at the door, 9am-2pm; 8-9am VIP Hour, $16) at the San Francisco Ferry Building. You can sample and take home their winning cheeses, chocolates, coffees, pickles preserves and more on Saturday, January 10. While you’re there, visit the Cider, Beer & Spirits Garden (11am-2pm, $16) to chat with brewers and distillers while tasting their winning libations. Looking for a more up close and personal experience? Limited tickets are now available to the Good Food Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 8, where you can toast the 2015 Winners (with winning brews and spirits) alongside food revolutionary Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, 200 Good Food Awards judges, writers, chefs, restaurateurs and the jubilant winners and their families. Tickets to the weekend of events available here.

Don’t forget to use code ‘DPEM’ for discounts on tickets to the Good Food Awards Ceremony and Cider, Beer & Spirits Garden.

P.S. Good Food Awards founder Sarah Weiner was recently featured by San Francisco magazine in this amazing article. We are so proud to be a part of this incredible path that she is blazing in the name of America’s food artisans.

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Photos by Gamma Nine.

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Discount Tickets, Press, Upcoming Events
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DPEM’s Best of the Bay Picks

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In celebration of TEN years as producer of San Francisco magazine’s Best of the Bay, we’re breaking down our 10 “bests” of the Bay Area. We are always pursuant of the hot, cool and undiscovered.

P.S. Don’t forget to use our exclusive producer’s discount when buying your Best of the Bay tickets here. Use code DPEM for 10% off Main and VIP tickets.

1. The Battery

This place oozes “cool.” If you can get in with a member, sipping on cocktails in the hidden room behind the bookcase is a must.

2. Free Outdoor Movie Screenings

There is nothing that says summer more than watching free movies outside, other than oh, yeah… fog. See a full listing here.

3. Gotham Club before Giants Games

The perfect way to kick off a game is to watch the pre-game action from the Bullpen, along right field warning track, while imbibing on local beer. Visit Gotham Club website here.

4. Morning Walk at Fort Cronkhite

Nothing says Northern California coastline like the Marin Headlands. The best part? Fort Cronkhite is under 30 minutes away.

5. Ferry to Dinner at Farmshop

Just across the street from the Larkspur Ferry Landing, Farmshop perfectly serves up the bounty from local farmers and artisans.

6.  Eating Our Way Through the City Via Avital Tours

If we had to choose just one way to enjoy San Francisco, we would take a big bite out of it. Avital Tours offer the perfect progressive food tours through the #1 food city in the world.

7. Cinnamon Toast at Trouble Coffee

Their website is as elusive as their menu. The coffee is great, but the Cinnamon Toast is better. In fact, it’s the best we’ve ever had and worth the $4.

8. Friday Night Bites at Bluxome Street Winery

Every Friday night Bluxome rolls up their door and brings in food and music. That paired with Bluxome Wine and the SOMA sunshine, and we’re happy campers.

9. Sipping a Cup of Tea at Flora Grubb

As if Flora Grubb wasn’t already perfect enough! They also have a Ritual Coffee outpost that serves Song Tea at the gardens. It’s the perfect place for a spontaneous retreat.

10. Spa Day at Nob Hill 

Tucked away on the top of the Hill, Nob Hill Spa has everything you need to pamper yourself. Indoor pool and hot tub: check. Lunch delivered to you while you soak: check. Outdoor deck overlooking the city: check and check!

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Discount Tickets, Inspiration, Tips of the Trade
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Best of the Bay Producer’s Discount

We’ve been bringing the pages of San Francisco magazine to life since 2004 through their signature events like the Best of the Bay Area Party and FallFest. And as producer’s of the city’s most sought after summer event of the social calendar, we’re excited to offer YOU our producer’s discount:

Best of the Bay Area Party: June 27, 2013 at City View at Metreon in San Francisco
Tickets:  http://bestofthebayarea2013.eventbrite.com/
VIP Promo Code: DPEMVIP
Main Event Promo Code: DPEM
*Purchase tickets with our producer’s discount now through June 10 at midnight!

Paying tribute to our NINTH year producing Best of the Bay, we’re counting down our top NINE moments from the event over the years (in no particular order):

1. Vernon Davis bringing the cover to life by attending last year’s event.
2. Flashmob to Party Rock Anthem.
3. Having the Bumbees onsite writing their first impressions of guests.
4. The Kettle One ice luge.
5. Colpa Press doing onsite printing.
6. Video mapping created by Immersive.
7. Pacific Art Collective doing the live art mural.
8. Habitat Horticulture’s “living” event decor.
9. Tyler Florence’s salad topped with freshly shaved black truffle.

Here’s a look back at our favorite moments from year’s past. Excited for June 27 yet?!
Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Discount Tickets, Upcoming Events
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