By Allen Pierleoni
Yes, San Francisco is one of the world's great restaurant cities. Plugging into that for the past decade has been Dine About Town San Francisco. From Jan. 15-31 and June 1-15, the program will offer foodies "the opportunity to select from more than 100 restaurants offering a two-course lunch menu for $17.95 and/or a three-course dinner menu for $34.95" (www.dineabouttown.com).
To kick off the January promotion, the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com) will host a "launch party" at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in the City View meeting space at the Westfield-Metreon Shopping Mall, 101 4th St. About 20 restaurants and 10 wineries will provide tastes and sips. Guests can enter the "Eat Your Way from SF to LA" sweepstakes. Deejay Jamon Iberico will supply the tunes.
Tickets are $25 apiece (includes a commemorative wine glass) at www.dineabouttown.com/launch. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Meals on Wheels program.
Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.