Food & Travel Spotlight

Nov. 15: Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Hosts 1st Annual Varli Culinary Awards with Co-hosts Manu Narayan and Pooja Kumar in New York

Posted by Lia Chang - on Monday, 01 October 2012

Nov. 15: Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Hosts 1st Annual Varli Culinary Awards with Co-hosts Manu Narayan and Pooja Kumar in New York
Manu Narayan Photo by Lia Chang After much-acclaimed success with Varli Magazine, the Varli Food Festival, and the Varli Cook-Off, the Varli brand continues to expand its reach with the first annual Varli Culinary Awards on November 15, 2012, at The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. in New York. The evening will be hosted by internationally acclaimed Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, along with Bombay Dream star Manu Narayan (The Love Guru), fresh from his electrifying turn...

Restaurants Respond for Relief, Chef Arnold Wong Hosts Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. in SF on 4/10

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 05 April 2011.

On Sunday April 10th, Chef Arnold Wong is hosting a Special Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. 314 Sutter Street in San Francisco to aid Japan following the country’s devastating natural disaster. This amazing evening brings together San Francisco’s finest restaurants, wineries and mixologists to raise funds for the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th.

Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay will preside as emcee from 5-9pm, live entertainment will feature local favorite Chef Joey Altman & The Backburner Blues and burlesque dancers, and the Bon Vivants will be mixing up amazing cocktails during this evening of great food, wines, spirits, live music, entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets for the event are priced at $75 and 100% of proceeds from the evening will be donated directly to Give2Asia. …Representatives from Give2Asia will be in attendance to speak about their involvement with the Japanese community and outreach underway. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door based on capacity!

Participating Restaurants:
Slanted Door
Grand Cafe
Beast & Hare
One Market
Citizen’s Band
Live Sushi
Le Soleil
Basil Canteen
& More

Kara’s Cupcakes
Nash Baker’s
Raison d’etre Bakery
Pinky’s Bakery
Namu Restaurant

Southern Wine & Spirits
Honig Winery
Haamonii Smooth Shochu
Southern Wine & Spirits
Cannonball Wines
Illy Cafe
Cocktails & Bartending Skills by Bon Vivant’s

Silent & Live Auction Items:
Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Columbus Salami
Palio d’Asti
One Market
McKormick & Kuleto’s
Il Fornaio
Lark Creek Steakhouse
Marlowe/Park Tavern Restaurant
Thirsty Bear
Campton Place
Straits Restaurant
Live Sushi Bar
Le Soleil
Illy Cafe
Qupe Winery
Attic Restaurant
Tommy Toy’s
Yan Can Cook
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Ferry Building Wine Merchant
and much more…

April 10, 2011
E&O Trading Company, San Francisco
314 Sutter Street @ Grant Avenue
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 693-0303

E&O Trading Co. is a Modern Asian oasis in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square. Easy off-site parking is available at the Sutter-Stockton garage across the street. The restaurant is open from 11:30am – 10:00pm Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 11:00pm Friday – Saturday, and 5:00pm – 9:30pm Sunday.