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Monday, September 17, 2012

Coming Up: Eat Real Fest - free

If you like food, you'll want to go to the 4th annual Eat Real Fest in Oakland. This food festival will attract upwards of 150,000 at Jack London Square. It's family-friendly and has a Kid Zone, with activities, demos and fun educational guides on how to eat well. they'll have juice and nutritious snacks for the kids.  

What to expect (here's the schedule): 
Eat Real Meat! They'll have lots on BBQ, butchery and all things meat, including a Meatopia opening night party (costs extra). 
Jam Bar: Learn the art of mixology while sipping masterful cocktail creations such as the Blood Orange Marmalade Sour with Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey and Sicilian Blood Orange Marmalade from Blue Chair Fruit Company. Probably need a babysitter for this one, though.
Something’s a-Brewin Summit: Friday night (September 21) will be the Brewers Summit, with all 20 brewers vending beer at the festival. There will be a spread of expert panels, instructional demos and opportunities to mingle with local brewmasters.
Kids Zone: Keep kids entertained with activities, demos and fun educational guides on how to eat right and Eat Real. Juice and nutritious snacks will be provided.
Kraut-a-thon: Audience members transform 300 lbs of cabbage in possibly the largest making sauerkraut session ever.
Milk Fed Brunch: On Sunday, September 23 (11:00-2) begin the final day of the festival by sipping on a signature mimosas and milk punch cocktails and enjoying succulent cuts of veal, suckling pig, and lamb (whole animals donated by Belcampo Meat Co.) prepared by Chef Daniel Patterson. I'm guessing this costs extra.
WhenSeptember 21-23
Where: Oakland, Jack London Square
Cost: Free (though you'll pay to eat)


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