Emily Hobson has worked at several music technology companies and can occasionally be found spinning vinyl in her hometown of San Francisco.
What was the food highlight of your year?
Bar Tartine’s Fermentation feast with Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. The Fish stew there continues to be one of the most comforting dishes in town.
State Bird Provisions opened in January and has been a delight to visit all year long. The concept is perfect for sharing and they never fail to send out amazing food.
Even after two years, Bar Agricole continues to produce amazing and food and drinks. Everything is super-fresh and thoughtful without being precious.
The prevalence of purslane all summer long on nearly everything.
Boot and Shoe Service’s great brunch.
Turnip soup at Comstock Saloon‘s Friday (free) lunch.
Portland Cocktail Week. It’s like to a music festival but totally focused on spirits and community.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Bob Mould plays Sugar’s Copper Blue at Bottom of The Hill
Other Lives at Great American Music Hall
Sharon Van Etten/The War On Drugs at The Independent
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
It turns out combining food, music, and the outdoors can be a winning combination. Who knew? Most of my memorable combinations of food and music arrived in a variety of excellent outdoor settings.
Two shows at Mountain Winery: Blondie/Devo and Go-Go’s/Psychedelic Furs pre-show tailgating at Mountain Winery. A beautiful view followed by great music at a stunning venue.
The Woodist Fest, Henry Miller Memorial LIbrary, Big Sur and the two day picnicking in the redwoods.
A hillside picnic at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass for Nick Lowe.
The confluence of food, wine, and music and sun at The Huichica fest. Our host cracked open a bottle of 1969 Lanson Champagne for breakfast to kick it all off.
New Order at The Fox followed by snacks and cocktails at Flora.