On the warmest Bay Area day to date in 2017, folks who gathered for a Taste of Richmond were cooled off by the offshore breezes as they sipped Richmond-made wine, beer and cider and discovered the culinary artisans of Richmond, sampling their wares. The setting was Riggers Loft Wine Co. in Shipyard #3 where the ospreys are raising their young. Sweeping views of San Francisco and its Bay engulfed them.

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For an inaugural event, with 600 people flowing in and out, Taste of Richmond was truly a huge success!  And surely to be an annual event.

The event was  produced by the City of Richmond Economic Development Commission with support from the Riggers Loft Wine Co. – R&B Cellars, Republic Services, Richmond Main Street Initiative, Inc. and Richmond on the Bay. Lucky Richmond!

Community Contributors:

  • Assemble Restaurant
  • Barrel Inc.
  • Brazilian Coffee House & Restaurant
  • Carica Wines
  • Cassandra’s Dream Cakes
  • Catahoula Coffee Co.
  • CJ’s BBQ & Fish
  • East Brother Beer Co.
  • Food Service Partners
  • Galaxy Desserts
  • Gran Café Milan
  • Irish Monkey Cellars
  • Kim’s Louisiana Fried Turkey
  • Lemur International Inc.
  • Mississippi Catfish
  • Oren’s Kitchen
  • R&B Cellars
  • Rigger’s Loft Wine Co.
  • San Francisco Pizza