Eat, drink, think: San Franciscans, come play Edible Pursuit this Sunday!

As anyone who's opened up a magazine or a newspaper recently knows, the print publishing industry is in deep trouble. (When the New Yorker has not a single ad between the inside cover and the Table of Contents, that's kind of like walking into Chez Panisse at 7 on a Friday night and finding it half empty.)

esf_3337-3Edible San Francisco, the magazine I work for part-time as deputy editor, is suffering as well — we've recently gone back to being quarterly — but we've come up with some creative ways to raise money in these difficult economic times. On Sunday night we're hosting the second of our Edible Pursuit series of food-themed trivia quiz nights. The first one, held at Terroir Natural Wine Merchants (see event photos) in January, sold out in a matter of minutes. Crack teams of food-trivia masters from Bi-Rite, CUESA, Chronicle Books, Straus Communications, and others vied avidly (and, I must say, rather drunkenly) for over $3000 in prizes. Judging from the noise level, a good time was had by all.

esf_3158-2This time the event is even bigger, on all fronts. We've moved it to Acme Chophouse, which seats more than 200, and there are still a few tickets available for the March 15 edition; doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Emcee Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper.com (at right) will test teams' knowledge in four categories: San Francisco's food scene, Kitchen Know-How, Sips & Sweets, and Food Politics. Be warned: the questions are tough, and no external resources like iPhones are allowed. Each round has a prize pack worth several hundred dollars, including restaurant gift certificates from the likes of A16, Boccalone, Piccino, and others; cookbooks; delicious gift baskets of coffee, chocolates; and more. (Check out the sponsors and prizes)

pursuit-ad1-231x300Tickets are $25 per person (buy here; you must play in teams). Acme Chophouse will be offering a select menu for purchase to sustain you during the match. So come eat, drink, and think with us — and help keep the Bay Area's smartest food magazine alive!

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