On sad note, I was unable to get my ass out to San Francisco this weekend for Slow Food Nation. On a happy note, Slow Food Nation is happening this weekend in San Francisco!
Lots of amazing food-related events are going down in connection with this. My friends Cerise Mayo and Mafalda Cogliani are deep into the organizing for this. Famous names attached include Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, and Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma.
On top of all that, it's the big opening of Four Barrel in the Mission District, and my wonderful sister, Jane, and her beau Rick are moving out to the East Bay this week! I can't really explain why the hell I'm not there, too, except to say duty calls here in NYC.
New York coffee dorks (New Dorkers?) that I know will be there include Liz Clayton of twitchy.org, and Amber Fox (link missing!). Check in with them and definitely on Tonx's site for more info from the coffee end of things.