If there's one thing we love at R29, it's getting a glimpse into the stylish and interesting lives of creatives all over the country. Which is why we're big fans of Todd Selby, the man behind much-beloved blog, The Selby. And, as of next week, San Franciscans can meet the master voyeur/portraitist himself, when he'll be in town promoting his second foodie-focused book,
Edible Selby. Grab your calendar, make note of all the events below, and trust you'll see us there!
Join Todd Selby and Tartine's bread-making maestro Chad Robertson (featured in Edible Selby) and Bar Tartine's Nick Balla and Cortney Burnes, who will be serving up sandwiches inspired by the new tome. Guest chefs Danny Bowien (another book subject), Ignacio Mattos, and Russell Moore will also be in the house, whipping together sammies.
The Selby + Bar Tartine
When: Monday, October 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia Street (between 16th and 17th streets); 415-487-1600.
Price: Free! Sandwiches will be sold individually, and guests who pay $60 will receive a guest-chef sammie, Edible Selby book, and Selby totebag.
When: Tuesday, October 23, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Bar Jules, 609 Hayes Street (at Laguna Street); 415-621-5482.
Price: $45 for tickets, excluding drinks. Call Bar Jules to purchase.
Head over the bridge to Oakland and celebrate the new book at a dinner party including international food-world heavyweights Ignacio Mattos, Kirk Lombard, Liz Prueitt, Chad Robertson, Nick Balla, Eric Werner, Claire Ptak, Sylvan Brackett, and Russell Moore. After drinks, guests will gobble on snacks and a multi-course feast prepped by the chefs featured in Edible Selby.
When: Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Camino, 3917 Grand Avenue (at Crofton Avenue), Oakland; 510-547-5035.
Price: $100 for dinner; $135 for dinner, book, and cocktail; $170 for dinner, book, cocktail, and Edible Selby souvenirs. This event is SOLD OUT, but get on the wait list by calling 510-547-5035.
The Selby + SFMOMA + Blue Bottle
And the final event of The Selby's S.F. sojourn is a triple threat! Join the author and shutterbug at SFMOMA, along with Blue Bottle Co.'s founders James Freeman and Caitlin Freeman. The three will be speaking on a moderated panel about ... being awesome, we're guessing. And food.
When: Thursday, October 25, 5 p.m. book signing, 6 p.m. panel, and 7 p.m. reception on rooftop
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third Street (at Mission Street); 415-357-4000.
Price: Free with museum admission. Tickets will be available for pick up on the day of the event at the Phyllis Wattis Theater entrance. For more information, click here.
Photo: Courtesy of The Selby