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Tony's Pizza Stars on Esquire Network Show; Lucky Peach Hosts a Plant-Based Extravaganza

Plus: Alice Waters' daughter on her mother's cooking and free chocolate chip cookies at SFO.

Tony Gemignani
Tony Gemignani
Esquire Network

NORTH BEACH— Tony's Pizza Napoletana has won many awards over the years for owner Tony Gemignani's serious pizza skills. Now they're featured on Esquire Network's new series "Best Bars in America." To see Tony represent San Francisco's pizza interests, tune in tonight, Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m PST. Here's a sneak peek at one of Tony's masterpieces, the sausage and stout pizza featuring a Guinness salt and reduction. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE— Join Lucky Peach Magazine for a celebration of their newest issue,The Plant Kingdom. The party will feature Thai fruit carving and other fruit-and-veggie focused entertainment. Intriguingly, the event will also feature a pasta demonstration and cookoff between Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu's) and Thomas McNaughton (flour + water). Also expect cold beer and tamales from El Molino Central. The event takes place Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Williams-Sonoma Union Square; tickets include a copy of the issue, food and beer. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO— The proliferation of "National [insert food item here] Days" has steadily increased over the years. however, travelers at SFO this Friday, May 15 might want to take note of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day this time. DoubleTree by Hilton and Virgin Airlines have joined forces to give away hot chocolate chip cookies at check-in. And, those who aren't flying that day can still stop by any DoubleTree to snag a free cookie (with or without reservations). [EaterWire]

BERKELEY— As part of a new series celebrating "the best of Mom cookery," Lucky Peach is featuring a different Mom every day in May, interviewed by their child about their favorite things to cook. Today that unassuming Mom happens to be culinary pioneer Alice Waters, as interviewed by her daughter Fanny Singer. Check out what these two like to eat together, and why Fanny's favorite Mom dish is a "fried egg on a spoon." [Lucky Peach]

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