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Saturday, June 9th, 2012
2:00 – 3:30pm
Oliveto Restaurant upstairs

Oliveto is pleased to announce It’s Complicated, a series of conversations about eating, cooking, and the politics of food, aimed at going beyond the quick-take, 140-character understanding of complex food-system issues.

To kick off the series, Oliveto is hosting a panel on June 9, 2012 discussing the state of our local seas. Despite the dire conditions of fisheries in most parts of the world, many of the fisheries of our northern Pacific coast are in a different condition. Here, the past 30 years of regulation and good stewardship of several of our local fisheries are bringing about a turn-around of some fish populations. Fishermen and scientists alike are seeing stable fisheries and increasing numbers of white sea bass, halibut, petrale sole, yellowtail jack, albacore, herring, some rock cods, and squid and predict an improving future for those and other local species. It’s a great emerging local success story, and Oliveto’s It’s Complicated will present how it came about and what needs to be done to secure and expand its success. Ed Tavasieff, local small-boat hook-and-line fisherman, Ed Ueber, former superintendent of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Tom Worthington of Monterey Fish, and others, will tell the story.

Tickets for the panel on June 9, 2012 are $10.00 per person and can be purchased here:

Later that week, Chef Rhodehamel will present Oliveto’s 11th Annual Oceanic Dinners–four nights of extraordinary seafood dinners which will include reprises of historic San Francisco seafood grill treasures, along with other dishes, some down-home, some more elevated: think Crab Louie, Hog Island Oyster Po’ Boys, and sand dabs stuffed with local spot shrimp.