Win a Chance to Visit the See’s Candies Factory
See’s Candies will celebrate National Lollipop Day on July 20 in a big way.
First, stop in at any one of more than 200 See’s locations that day to get a free See’s lollypop.
Second, for an entire week, July 16–23, See’s will be putting all its lollypops on sale at 30 percent off. A box of 30 will sell for $12 (regularly $15.80) and a box of 12 will be $5.75 (regularly $7.15). The cube-shaped lollys come in chocolate, vanilla, cafe latte, butterscotch and the special summer flavor of root beer.
Lastly, you and a guest can win a VIP tour of See’s South San Francisco candy factory, which is not normally open to the public. As one who has had the sweet pleasure of going on such a tour, take my word that it’s an unforgettable experience. Included in this prize package is round-trip airfare for two, four nights at a San Francisco hotel, ground transportation and a $100 per diem per day. Entrants also will have a chance to vie for $50 See’s gift cards. Contest is open through July 23. Winners will be selected in a random drawing.
Anthony Bourdain Comes to Oakland
Culinary bad boy and host of the popular, award-winning show, “No Reservations,” Anthony Bourdain will be making a one-night appearance at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, in which he’ll be lobbing his trademark barbs and thought-provoking insights in a lecture-style setting.
Tickets, which start at $37 a piece, go on sale 11 a.m. July 15 at TicketMaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Additionally, beginning 11 a.m. July 15, folks can bid on premium seats in the first several rows, as well as an exclusive meet-and-greet with Bourdain at a private reception. The auction bidding will conclude at 10 p.m. July 29.
Sake Tasting Benefit for Japan
Enjoy award-winning sakes from Kyoto paired with Peruvian empanadas, ceviches and more tonight at La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco.
Philip Harper, author of “The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sake” and brewmaster of Kinoshita Sake Brewery in Kyoto Prefecture is visiting San Francisco for the first time to host this special tasting tonight.
A Q&A reception begins at 6 p.m., with tastings commencing at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Call (415) 397-8880 for more information. Proceeds will benefit Japan Earthquake Relief.