Who needs Burning Man or Woodstock! We have Rootstock! Rootstock is a festival of food, wine, an music that brings together people of all kinds in an urban winery coop in Santa Rosa.
This year, Chef Bob Blumer will host the TasteLive broadcast, pairing wines with foods created from his new book “Glutton for Pleasure”. Yours truely will be on deck with $20 Wine aka my other half, to interview the chef after the live tasting. We will be live tweeting from the event under the hastag #rootstock! Ziggy the Wine Gal and Alan Kropf of Mutineer Magazine will also be in attendance.
Tickets to the extravaganza are $35 each and can (and should) be purchased in advance. But for you, I am giving away a pair! Two lucky readers will win tickets to the festival on July 16th. Just leave me a comment about your favorite street food and I’ll draw two random names.
Rootstock was founded in 2009 by Joel Quigley & Cailyn McCauley of Creative Furnace, Rootstock will have tons of live music hosted by Ziggy and KRSH 95.9. Additionally, Heather Irwin of Bite Club Eats will host the Best Bites, with food from Mateo Granados (yay Mateo!) who was recently written up in the Chronicle, and other local chefs of tasty treats. Wines from more than 20 wineries wil be poured for your sipping pleasure! Sounds like fun right?
Rootstock is tasking place at Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square, a complex of four wineries in town, who will be adding several new winery tenants over the next year. Stop by and check it out!
So, what’s YOUR favorite street food? Mine is Chairman Bao here in SF.