The Good Food Awards is kind of like the Oscars, only a touch less glamorous and a lot more focused on cured meat and pickles. This weekend, awards will be given out in categories such as charcuterie, cheese, coffee, and chocolate. If you ask us, those are a lot more exciting than Best Costume Design.
In addition to hosting a marketplace full of products from national competition finalists, this year brings the first Beer and Spirits Garden at the event. Attendees can sample and purchase award winning foods downstairs, and bring them upstairs to pair with beers and spirits in the garden. Since many of the brews are from other parts of the country, this is a good opportunity to try some popular beers that don't get distributed to the Bay Area. Think of it like celebrity spotting, but the red carpet looks suspiciously like the Grand Hall of the Ferry Building.