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Since 1999 artist and chef Jim Denevan has been wowing us with his outdoor pop-up restaurant on beaches and in fields around the world! Outstanding in the Field creates fantastically memorable dining experiences where guests eat al fresco at one long (incredibly well-set) table. The intention is to celebrate the stories of the host farmers, fishermen and vintners where the dinners take place.

This inspired and original dinner party has been so successful that Outstanding in the Field has visited all 50 states in the U.S. and 15 countries around the globe. Hundreds of the world’s most honored and accomplished chefs have participated.

Tickets for this year’s Northern California dinner series are on sale tomorrow: Tuesday, March 20. These events are in high demand and tickets (ranging from $235 to $320 per person) sell out fast. So get out those calendars and score your tickets HERE.

Complete list of 2018 Northern California dates:

Secret Location/Big Sur: May 5

Jacobs Farm at Martial Cottle Park/San Jose: May 6

West Sonoma Winemakers/Occidental: May 12

Markegard Family Grass-Fed/Half Moon Bay: May 13

Secret Sea Cove/Santa Cruz: May 19

Stemple Creek Ranch/Tomales: May 20

Albatross Ridge/Carmel Valley: June 10

Paradise Valley Produce/Bolinas: June 16

Everett Family Farm/Santa Cruz: June 17

McEvoy Ranch/Petaluma: June 20

Liana Estates/Napa: June 22

Flowers Vineyards & Winery/Timber Cove: June 23

Copay Organic/Capay: June 24

Secret Sea Cove/Santa Cruz: June 30

Secret Sea Cove/Santa Cruz: July 1

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The highly-anticipated San Francisco Decorator Showcase features the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. Tickets for this year’s event, beginning on April 28, are on sale now! A time-honored Bay Area tradition for the last 41 years, the Decorator Showcase benefits the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. UHS is committed to building a community that reflects and embraces diversity with almost 25% of students receiving financial aid.

We are particularly excited this year because of the fabulous house that has been selected. While this event is typically hosted at a home in the hilly parts of prestigious Pacific Heights, this year’s recipient is a gorgeous home directly across the street from the Marina Green. With sweeping views of The Bay this stunning 6 bedroom and more than 5,000 square foot home is not to be missed. And, the list of designers is phenomenal so get your tickets now!


Location: 465 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Dates: April 28 – May 28, 2018
Tickets: $40 (general admission), $35 (seniors and students), Purchase HERE.

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It’s no secret that Marinites love their athletic endeavors. With endless miles of trails right here in our backyard, it’s not hard to set a new challenge every week! One of the most highly anticipated events of the year is the legendary Dipsea Race in Mill Valley. First run in 1905, this is the oldest trail race in America.  This year’s race day takes place on Sunday, June 10th.

The scenic 7.4 mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but incredibly challenging as well. Therefore, bragging rights to complete this race are extremely high!  It begins in downtown Mill Valley and sends you up three flights of stairs (688 to be exact!) as tall as a fifty-story building. A little more than half way through, the course then takes a steep plunge down into Muir Woods. The course may be pretty, but it’s also treacherous at points. Parts of the course are so difficult that they have names such as “Dynamite”, “Cardiac”, and “Insult Hill.” There is nothing like that final push at the end of this race to see Stinson Beach, your end destination.

Because of the popularity of this race, along with its technical nature, the event is limited to 1,500 racers. Locals know, you must enter the very same day the application is posted to the Dipsea Race website. This year’s application will be made available on March 15.

You can find more information as well as details on How to Enter here. For those who want an extra challenge, you can also mark your calendar for the Double Dipsea (out and back) on June 16, 2018.

If you are looking for a great place in Stinson to celebrate your race completion, here are Arrive Marin’s suggestions:

  • Sand Dollar Restaurant  Sit on the deck and enjoy oysters, cioppiono & a full bar. Come on, you deserve that bloody mary!
  • Parkside Cafe: Sit by the fireplace or on the deck for a great burger, clam chowder and a celebratory ParkSide ruby mimosa.
  • Siren Canteen: A super special (order-at-the-window) spot right on the sand. Feast on tacos, burgers and fish & chips along with an ice cold beer to finish it off.

Good luck, racers!

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