“Dine About Town San Francisco” Launch Party on January 10

To celebrate the arrival of the 12th annual “Dine About Town San Francisco” during the second half of this month, the San Francisco Travel Association is throwing a Launch Party on Thursday, January 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at City View at METREON, 101 4th St. (between Howard and Minna streets).

Participating restaurants will provide tastes from their “Dine About Town” menus and guests will have the opportunity to sample wines, beers and spirits from the Bay Area and beyond.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Launch Party will benefit Meals on Wheels.

Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance at www.dineabouttown.com/launch.  Tickets will not be sold at the door and are nontransferable. Guests must be 21 or over and present photo ID and confirmation email.

Reservations are now available for 12th annualDine About Town San Francisco,” which takes place on January 15-31, 2013.  More than 100 of San Francisco’s best restaurants are participating, offering a two or three-course lunch menus for $18.95 and/or three-course dinner menus for $36.95. This pricing can represent up to a 25 percent savings off regularly priced a la carte items.

The complete restaurant list for “Dine About Town San Francisco” and reservations are available at www.dineabouttown.com, a website of the San Francisco Travel Association.

The list of restaurants serving tastings at the Launch Party includes:

  • Amber India Restaurant
  • B44
  • Bisou
  • Burritt Room and Tavern
  • Cafe de la Presse
  • Chapeau!
  • Chaya Brasserie
  • Chouchou
  • E Tutto Qua
  • First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge
  • Garcon!
  • Isa Restaurant
  • Luce
  • Mission Rock Resort
  • O3 Bistro & Lounge
  • Oola Restaurant & Bar
  • Parallel 37
  • Plouf
  • Radius
  • Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
  • ThirstyBear Brewing Company
  • Tommy Toy’s Cuisine Chinoise
  • Vicoletto

The list of beverage providers includes:

  • Herradura Tequila
  • Peju Province Winery
  • Republic of Tea
  • Naked Juice

“For more than a decade, foodies have looked forward to ‘Dine About Town’ as a time to experience and explore San Francisco’s fine dining scene,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel.  “The combination of notable restaurants and exceptional value make it nearly irresistible to get out and make the most of San Francisco’s outstanding culinary offerings.”

Dates and times of participation vary by restaurant. A la carte menus will also be available.

Reservations are encouraged and may be made online through a partnership with OpenTable.com. Information is also available by calling the San Francisco Travel Association at 415-391-2000.

American Express is the preferred method of payment for Dine About Town San Francisco.

Pinterest users are encouraged to create a Pinterest board of favorite “Dine About Town” photos for a chance to win a $100 dining certificate at a participating restaurant. For information on how to enter, visit Dineabouttown.com/pinterest.

“Dine About Town San Francisco” sponsors include American Express, BART, the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, the Westfield San Francisco Centre and NBC Bay Area.

“Dine About Town San Francisco” will return for a “second helping” on June 1-15, 2013.

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel or call 415-391-2000.  The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

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