THE MISSION - Non-profit food and art education center,18 Reasons, is currently taking submissions for the nine remaining chef spots at its Car Camping Haute Cuisine seminar on June 24th. You can find more info here, but the gist is you need to send in your best propane or charcoal-fueled meal idea by next Thursday to be considered. [EaterWire]
WINEWIRE - The East Bay's growing wine industry got some play in this news spot on ABC 7 yesterday. Rock Wall Wine Company owner Shauna Rosenblum is featured along with and Bob Lynch of Irish Monkey Cellars: "And the grapes, well, Bob believes they don't really care where they're crushed, fermented and aged into wine." [ABC 7]
TV CHEFS - Iron Chef Cat Cora will be hosting a free cooking demo and book signing at Macy's Union Square next Monday, June 14. More information on reserving your seat can be found here.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT - You may have heard former Aqua chef Kim Alter will be opening a restaurant with 14 of its own vegetable beds called The Plate Shop in Sausalito. But you can get an early peek and taste of the goods at this Friday's Splash Ball benefiting the NRDC. Go here for ticket information. [GrubStreet SF, EaterWire]
MISSION EXTRA - Lady T-Hop provided the sudsy news that some of the guys from Speakeasy and Anthony LaVia will be opening Southern Pacific Brewing around November 1. Boor Bridges Architecture is designing the space which will end up being an affordable gastropub and brewery when all is said and done. [Tablehopper]