Chef Jose Andres At the Commonwealth Club & More

Chef Jose Andres. (photo courtesy of the Think Food Group)

Chef Jose Andres. (photo courtesy of the ThinkFood Group)

The Commonwealth Club Hosts Chef Jose Andres

Jose Andres is so much more than one of the world’s most talented chefs. He’s also a committed humanitarian, as evidenced by his Herculean efforts to feed people in Puerto Rico last year, following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.

Andres, who was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, led a force of volunteers and chefs, who cooked nearly 3 million hot meals for the island’s residents.

You can learn more about his experiences, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, at “Feeding Puerto Rico with Chef Jose Andres,” a Commonwealth Club program that will be held at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco.

Andres will speak about his new book, “We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal At A Time” (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco).

The event will be moderated by Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones.

Tickets range from $10 (student) to $25 (general admission, non-Commonwealth member) to $65 (non-member, plus seating in front rows, and a Andres’ book to take home). Use the code “community” to receive 20 percent off non-member tickets.

New Noshes At Levi’s Stadium

Cheering on Quarterback Jimmy G and the rest of the Niners this season will definitely work up an appetite.

Crab salad pretzel bun. (photo by Kevin Memolo)

Crab salad pretzel bun. (photo by Kevin Memolo)

Luckily new concessionaire Levy has got you covered with a variety of new dishes at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Get your fill of Dungeness crab mixed with garlic aioli and stuffed into a pretzel baguette, a Korean bibimbap bowl with kalbi beef and fried egg, poke nachos with Sriracha aioli, garlic fries, and chicken verde nachos with plenty of jalapenos and sour cream.

Tiki Time at The Bywater

If all this balmy weather has you feeling like you’re in the tropics, you’ll be right at home on Tiki Night, Aug. 14, at The Bywater in Los Gatos.

Chef David Kinch’s New Orleans-inspired casual restaurant will be featuring a slew of tropical cocktails, plus plenty of fresh oysters, from 5 p.m. until closing.

If you miss this one, you can catch the last one of the summer on Sept. 11.

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