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Gay Pasta Against Barilla; MasterChef Junior's Bay Kid

BERNAL HEIGHTS—Last month, Barilla became the latest target of anti-homophobia boycotts when their chairman decided to run his mouth about his dislike of gay families. To counter the hate, Precita Park Cafe (owned by a lesbian couple) is throwing an anti-Barilla Gay Pasta Night next Tuesday, with handmade noodles. [EaterWire]

COW HOLLOW—While grown-up chef Louis Maldonado battles it out on Top Chef: New Orleans beginning tonight, a much younger contender from Cow Hollow, 11-year-old Gavin, is facing off against shouty chef Gordon Ramsay on MasterChef Junior. He apparently makes a mean tortellini, inspired by Lucca's. [SFoodie]

THE MISSIONBar Tartine is hosting another in their parade of stellar visiting Nordic chefs tomorrow night: Martin Berg, of Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren in Stockholm. His meal will be paired with beer, including a brew Berg made with Stockholm's St. Erik's Brewery. [EaterWire]

GOLDEN GATE PARKAmy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, will appear at the Conservatory of Flowers tomorrow night. She'll give a tour and talk about plants used in the making of spirits and bitters—over a few cocktails, of course. Tickets are $75. [EaterWire]

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