San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
On November 6, 2003, Doug Washington, Mitchell Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal opened the doors to their ode to Southern food and conviviality at the corner of Howard and Fremont streets, Town Hall. True to it’s name, over the last ten years, as the neighborhood has undergone a dizzying and fast-paced transformation, the restaurant has served as a friendly beacon of the particular slice of San Francisco it calls home, a safe harbor in South of Market’s sea of change.
To mark that decade, on Tuesday, November 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the boys are throwing a party as only they can (think their annual Mardi Gras extravagance) with a feast of Southern food and music. Not only will Town Hall’s particular take on Southern flavors be showcased, but to aid-and-abet in the festivities, chefs from five of the Bay Area’s top Southern influenced restaurants will be on hand to take part in the celebration.
“When we were opening Town Hall, one of the things that drew us to the food and culture of the South was the communal aspect,” Mitchell Rosenthal says, “the idea that eating is about sharing. So for our anniversary we wanted to showcase the great work of some of the Bay Area restaurants that share our affinity for Southern cooking and hospitality.”
To that end Charles Phan and Melissa Perfit of Hard Water, Scott Youkilis and Robin Song of Hi Lo, David Lawrence of 1300 Fillmore, Tanya Holland and Phil Surkis of Brown Sugar Kitchen, and Pican’s Sophina Uong and Michael LeBlanc, will join Town Hall’s Max Hosey in dishing out an abundance of Southern specialties, and placing, if only temporarily, one small corner of San Francisco squarely below the Mason-Dixon line.
The price of admission to Town Hall’s Tenth is $75.00 per person and includes unlimited grazing upon each chef’s offerings (detailed below), drink specials, and the Town Hall All-Star Blues Band, who will provide the evening’s down-home soundtrack.
The proceeds from the evening will benefit CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), and help them to fulfill their mission to cultivate a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs.
Purchase tickets by visiting the Town Hall website and clicking on the 10th anniversary icon or by going directly to https://townhallsf.com/anniversary
Town Hall Tenth Menu
Max Hosey, Town Hall (San Francisco) – Fried Chicken, whole pig, Andouille sausage jambalaya, shrimp, and oysters on the half shell
Christine Law, Town Hall (San Francisco) -- Pumpkin bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce
Melissa Perfit, Hard Water (San Francisco) -- Seafood Gumbo
Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen (Oakland) -- Shrimp and Grits
Robin Song, Hi Lo (San Francisco) – Smoked whole lamb with Fixins
David Lawrence, 1300 Fillmore (San Francisco) -- Maple Syrup Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib on Roasted Yam and Applewood Smoked Bacon Puree
Sophina Uong, Pican (Oakland) -- Smoked Duck and Persimmon Andouille,
Peanut ‘Caponata’ of Cellared Vegetables