Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka
A view from the roof
FLEET WEEK is the Bay Area’s opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. This spectacular event features a parade of ships, ship tours, military displays, an impressive air show including the Blue Angels, and an amazing party on the garage rooftop across from Pier 39 benefitting THE BAY INSTITUTE. Below is my photo album highlighting some of the most dedicated group of food contributors in The City.
Judy’s “Lovesticks” are like a moist and chewy baguette, 12 full ounces and around 12 inches long _ the perfect size for one or two hungry people. There are two varieties: Handmade Vegan with Sunflower Seeds or Handmade Vegan with Sesame Seeds. The product line is vegan which means there is no milk from a cow nor honey from a bee. It is baked with organic whole grain and wheat flours, olive oil, barley malt, sea salt and yeast, kneaded with lots of love and handrolled in seeds. There is just about 1 tablespoon of olive oil per lovestick. All ingredients are 100% natural.
JASPER’S CORNER TAP & KITCHEN
What’s in a name? Inspired by one of San Francisco’s first surveyors and legendary Jasper O’Farrell – Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen pays homage to the history and culture of the social city Jasper O’Farrell envisioned. Having been instrumental in shaping the city’s landscape, most notably with the diagonal creation of Market Street and influencing the names of key streets, Jasper O’Farrell helped create a social and commercial city. Jasper O’Farrell was known to have gathered in local watering holes, and enjoyed spending time socializing with his peers and neighbors in the local bars and restaurants. Located at 401 Taylor Street, San Francisco.
Hanging out with Jasper’s Corner crew
NEPTUNE’S PALACE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Every table at Neptune’s Palace Seafood Restaurant has a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island to Oakland and the Bay Bridge. A favorite spot for locals and tourists alike, their fresh seafood and friendly professional service make Neptune’s Palace a “must visit” when you get out to the Wharf.
WINE COUNTRY CHOCOLATES
Betty and Caroline Kelly formed Wine Country Chocolates in 2000, filling the fine-chocolate void in Sonoma Valley. The results surpassed all expectations of world-class chocolate. After one-on-one training and chocolate experiments, they perfected a unique truffle recipe that pushed the limits on creaminess. While traditional style truffles are rolled, Wine Country Chocolates truffles are formed, pressed, and then enrobed in a layer of dark chocolate.Visit Wine Country Chocolates to experience the first Chocolate Tasting Room in Sonoma Valley. Sample different truffle flavors and an array of solid chocolates in varying cacao percentages. The staff is full of chocolate knowledge and always willing to answer questions.
CYPRESS GROVE CHEVRE
Once upon a time, about 25 years ago, goat cheese was not the most popular flavor in local circles. In fact, virtually all the goat cheese sold in the United States was imported from Europe. And that’s where the story of Cypress Grove Chevre begins, with a few enterprising Americans — mostly women — who made small batches of goat cheese in their kitchens and began selling it to discerning restaurant owners and retailers. Mark this down – if you were born in the year of the goat, you are considered to be shy, introverted, and creative.
Emmi at the Cypress Grove booth
Bridge Brands Chocolate
Bridge Brands Chocolate was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting in 1999, their chocolates have become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. The business is rapidly expanding beyond the shores of the Bay Area, thanks to the many visitors who bring the beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs. The company uses only the finest quality cocoa beans, gathered and imported from three different continents and selected for consistently superior flavor. The chocolate has a smooth, silken texture that melts on the tongue and creates a rich, buttery mouthfeel. Quality chocolate possesses all the complexity and depth of flavor as a fine red wine or a dark roast coffee, and Bridge Brands Chocolate is committed to instilling those qualities in each and every one of their chocolate products.
Pretzel Crisps gets my vote for Best Snack! In addition to the “original” flavor, Pretzel Chips also come in garlic parmesan, buffalo wing, sesame, jalapeno jack, chipotle cheddar, and the “everything” flavor that’s sprinkled with poppy seeds and sesame seeds.
I love to cook and I know that using Panera’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread makes for the best bread pudding ever. Check out their recipe that’s chock full of apples: Bread Pudding
“Let them eat Panera Bread!”
What are popchips? The magic of popping is a way of making their all-natural chips. They start with wholesome potatoes, add a little heat and pressure, along with a little snack magic – and pop! – it’s a chip. All that’s added is a flavorful blend of natural seasonings to create taste-bud popping flavors that appeal to just about everybody.
FOG HARBOR FISH HOUSE
Fog Harbor Fish House offers the quintessential San Francisco waterfront dining experience. Steeped in tradition, Fog Harbor Fish House was created by the original developers of PIER 39 and is filled with a quarter century of San Francisco history. Family-owned and operated, Fog Harbor Fish House is among the most favored restaurants on the Wharf where we pride ourselves in offering the freshest seafood in San Francisco. Located on the second level of PIER 39, every table offers spectacular San Francisco Bay views looking out over Alcatraz, the PIER 39 Sea Lions and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Before Chef Bruce Aidells came along, sausage was something you ate with eggs in the morning or picked up from the butcher for a special cookout. But in 1983 when Bruce started making artisan chicken sausage, everything changed. His sausage immediately became an everyday must-have for busy home cooks. And the reason was simple: Bruce’s passion was to make the very best chicken sausage—ever. And they make you strong!
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Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.