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Richie Nakano Sounds Off On Holiday Cooking; Epic Sonoma County Wine Crawl Coming Soon

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Plus, buy early bird tickets to the Santa Clara Bacon & Beer Classic and attend a beer dinner at Salsipuedes.

Richie Nakano
Richie Nakano

SAN FRANCISCO — “It’s here — the fucking worst time of the year to be a professional cook,” chef Richie Nakano wrote in his curse-filled diatribe against his own chosen profession at this time of year. Head on over for a full read on his reasons why. [FirstWeFeast]

SONOMA — The 24th annual Winter Wineland is going down this Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17 with over 120 wineries participating in an epic wine crawl. Buy tickets and see participating wineries here. [EaterWire]

SANTA CLARA — The saying goes something like: Early bird gets the cheap Santa Clara Bacon & Beer Classic tickets. The annual event dedicated to bacon and beer is February 27 in Levi’s Stadium, and if you’re so inclined, you can buy discounted tickets here right now. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDSalsipuedes is opening this Sunday, January 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a beer dinner with Fieldwork Brewing. Just walk on in for special beer-focused dishes and $16 beer pairings. [EaterWire]

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