New York's StarChefs winners at their gala in April. [Photo: StarChefs.com]
SOUTH BEACH—After naming their SF Rising Star Chefs last week, StarChefs has announced a big awards ceremony/gala featuring their food on Thursday, June 13 at AT&T Park. The 24 winners, including chefs from Bar Tartine, Commonwealth, Manresa, AQ, Rich Table, Sons & Daughters, and Atelier Crenn, will serve bites, paired with cocktails from Trick Dog and Absinthe, wines selected by the sommeliers of Benu and Oliveto, and other goodies. Tickets are $95 for general admission or $150 for VIPs, who get a private reception with Champagne and caviar. [EaterWire]
SAN FRANCISCO—Speaking of superstar chef team-ups, those who missed out on getting to savor the pastry madness that was Killed by Dessert should check out the video of their crazy-packed bake sale two weekends back. There are lots of loving shots of delicious treats accompanied by grinding heavy-metal music. Hey, the name isn't "Gently Soothed by Dessert." Update: They've added a video of the big sold-out plated dinner on day two, set to The White Stripes. [EaterWire]
SOMA—Trace, the restaurant at the W Hotel, is doing an interesting twist on happy hour: they're offering it at brunch instead, with $5 mimosas, $7 crispy pork-belly Bloody Marys, and bites like chicken and waffle sliders, donut holes, French toast sticks with banana and bourbon, and a giant biscuit with honey from their rooftop ($5-7). And to top it all off, they're offering $8 bottomless candied bacon. See the full menu here; brunch runs 11 am-1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]
HOUSEKEEPING—All the Eater blogs are going dark a little early today for Memorial Day weekend, and we'll also be closed for the holiday on Monday. Have a great long weekend!