Eat Drink SF, (fka SF Chefs), was founded by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association in 2009 to celebrate the Bay Area’s world-class restaurant community. Each year, more than 150 restaurants participate in Eat Drink SF’s events which include Taco Knockdown and its signature Grand Tasting sessions. Eat Drink SF provides an opportunity for top area chefs to connect directly with enthusiastic food lovers. Guest tickets include all food and beverage tastes from more than 30 different restaurants featured at each Grand Tasting (restaurants change at every session) as well as over 70 bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Interactive activations, a main culinary stage, and wine education programming enhance the indulgent experience. Eat Drink SF 2017 begins with its kickoff party Taco Knockdown on August 24 at The Pearl. Four signature Grand Tasting sessions –two evening and two afternoon sessions– follow throughout the weekend August 25 - 27 at Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason Center (San Francisco).