For those about to gorge themselves at one or all of the three Grand Tastings from Eat Drink SF this weekend, we salute you. In its second year at Fort Mason and under the name Eat Drink SF (the festival formerly known as SF Chefs), there promises to be an embarrassment of food and beverage riches — consult the full lists of participating restaurants and chefs. Surely you'll be eating as many bites as is possible and comfortable, and then likely a few more for good measure, but here are just a few that you will surely devour or which you ought to bear in mind as your graze. If these whet your appetite but you haven't yet gotten a ticket, this is the link on which to click.


Aatxe, as recently highlighted by Bon Appétit in their love affair with SF: mussel escabeche.

Flour + Water, because of course, and also of the Ne Timeas restaurant group behind Aatxe: smoked ricotta, tomato, chili, lime leaf

Bellota, a forthcoming restaurant from the Absinthe Group: Albondigas de pollo -chicken meatballs, foie gras, sherry glaze, roast grapes, pine nuts, sunchokes

Belga, as recently awarded three stars by the Chronicle's Michael Bauer: Genever-cured arctic char

Saturday Afternoon:

Dragon Beaux, from Chef Zhuo-Hui Yu: Black truffle mushroom bao

ICHI Sushi + Ni Bar, thanks of course to the duo of Tim and Erin Archuleta: Marinated watermelon with avocado puree and chili almond sauce

Huxley, an SFist best new restaurant: Avocado toast, sea urchin aioli, sesame and seaweed

Bon Marché Brasserie, which opens any second now in the Twitter building: Tomato tart, albacore tuna, pistou

CatHeads BBQ, because this biscuit though! - mini cathead biscuit, country ham, Maker's Mark portobello, pimento cheese, pepper jelly

Saturday Evening:

Hopscotch, the Oakland hit from Chef Kyle Itani: Butterscotch pudding, whiskey whip, senbei rice cracker

Marlowe, as owned and operated by husband and wife team Anna Weinberg & James Nicholas, along with chef/partner Jennifer Puccio: Smoked salmon pea pancakes