9/11: NEVER FORGETSupport the reopening of New York’s 9/11 museum. It opens to the public Saturday following events for families today. A reminder to all to never, ever forget the events of that horrific day 19 years ago.
BAYCATION: GUERNEVILLEThe little blink and you’ll miss it town along the Russian River is open for business with the fires in the rear view mirror. Book an overnight stay, enjoy the great restaurants and world class wineries and soak up the natural beauty coupled with small town charm. Check out my story about a resilient river town and an interview with Guerneville resident and entrepreneur Christa Luedtke here.
BOOK: DAVID CHANG GETS PEACHYCelebrated New York Chef David Chang - the chef behind Momofuku and Milk Bar has a new book out called "Eat a Peach." It’s a warts and all memoir where Chang talks candidly and honestly about his struggles with anger and depression. He’s a dad now and appears to be in his happiest place yet, while at the same time dealing with the biggest challenges of his career. "Eat a Peach" is available now in local book stores.
FOOTBALL: GO NINERSIt’s gameday again and the San Francisco 49ers have their first match up this Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Arizona Cardinals. Check out the rest of the season and learn why this one is different, very different at the 49ers online home.
PHOTOGRAPHY: ORANGE SFThis past Wednesday for the first time in my memory tomorrow’s sunrise seemed uncertain. The entire city of San Francisco and much of the Bay Area woke up wondering what on earth is going on and what has happened to mother time. It felt like dawn at midday with streetlights ignited and cars moving slowly and deliberately with the beams on. What else can 2020 bring? Well, on that day, it brought everyone with a camera or phone to the streets or to their windows to capture the rare and bizarre rusty red sky above. The San Francisco Chronicle unleashed their photographers and the results are stunning. Check out the photos here.
SHOP: ROLLING STONESThe old kids on the block The Rolling Stones have just opened a brick and mortar store RS NO. 9 Carnaby in London. The good news is that there is also an online component. It’s the ultimate music merch store with; music, fashion, accessories and all things Rolling Stones. Check out the goods but no touching here. It’s only rock n’ roll but I like it.
MOVIE REUNION: PRINCESS BRIDEIt’s the movie reunion that many have dreamed of - "Princess Bride Reunion" returns in a virtual performance this Sunday. It will feature original cast members Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, the film’s director Rob Reiner and "special guests." In addition to the table read, the reunited cast will partake in a virtual Q&A moderated by Patton Oswalt. The virtual table read will livestream only once, on September 13 at 5 p.m. PT. Fans of the film can RSVP to watch the livestream here.
FUNDRAISER: RAPHAEL HOUSEJoin me for a virtual fundraiser for Raphael House - a place to call home for SF families recently homeless. The virtual gala includes a chance to partake in a cooking class with yours truly and my mate (Man V Food host) Adam Richman. See you Saturday at 6 p.m. Get tickets here.
GO FUND ME: CAMP OZIKUA treasured camp for children affected by cancer has burned in the North Complex. Camp Okizu in Berry Creek, Butte County has sustained "significant damage" in the complex fire. This special camp for kids has been a memory maker for so many Bay Area families. Support the recovery effort by donating to the special relief fund.
As I wrap up this list PLEASE support your favorite Bay Area restaurants by ordering food to go. COVID-19 and now smoke from fires are choking the outdoor dining experience. It is almost too much for many to bear so please support however you can.
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