The central lawn in Civic Center Plaza was being bulldozed on Thursday morning much to everyone's bewilderment.
Signage advised that this was part of Slow Food Nation's "Come To The Table" event scheduled for this Labor Day Weekend.
There is an extensive website (click here) with a list of events, which includes a July 12th planting of a "victory garden" and tickets for expensive "Slow Food" feasts at various restaurants during the Labor Day Weekend, from Acme Steakhouse to the Hayes Street Grill. There are also offerings of "slow hikes" and "slow journeys" and a "slow food" rock concert, along with "Taste" pavilions down at Fort Mason.
My favorite event is the titular "Come To The Table" on Thursday, August 28th, which is "invitation only." Here's the website's description:
"For Slow Food leaders to celebrate the conclusion of the National Congress and initiation of Slow Food Nation, Come to the Table is an open-air dinner for 500 people seated around the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden in Civic Center. The meal, celebrating the urban-rural partnerships and dedicated leaders that make the event possible, is casual and served family-style at long tables."I wonder if they will be inviting me.