San Francisco | MAD Mondays x Dispatches

We are celebrating the release of our new book and very first publication MAD Dispatches with a special series of evening events along with our editor, Chris Ying. 

For the first MAD Monday x Dispatches event in San Francisco we’re teaming up with our friends at Heath Ceramics: join us for an evening of inspiring conversations, good food, and drinks!

Led by Dispatches editor and San Francisco local Chris Ying, the evening talk draws content from the book series’ first volume You and I Eat the Same, exploring how immigration has been fundamental in building bonds in our cities, and the world. San Francisco is a shining example of how good food can be common ground between different cultures and a link between communities, so we’ll delve into how immigration has built the city’s rich culinary culture together with the book’s contributors and local experts.


When & Where

Monday, 29 October –  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Update: Tickets are now sold out! 


Hear From

Reem Assil, Chef/Owner of Reem’s California & Dyafa.
Corey Lee, Chef/Owner of Benu, In Situ, & Monsieur Benjamin.
Tienlon Ho, Author and Journalist, contributor to You and I Eat the Same.
Luke Tsai, Editor, Journalist, Critic, and Contributor to You and I Eat the Same.

With host Chris Ying, Editor of Dispatches.


Food & Beverage

Dispatches features three local chefs from La Cocina’s kitchen incubator program, and we are thrilled to have them providing food for the evening:

Binita Pradhan of Bini’s Nepalese Kitchen
Vegetable & turkey momos with tomato and cilantro sauce

Heena Patel of Besharam
Flattened rice with dry fruit & nuts, blue cheese naan with fig chutney

Isabel Caudillo of El Buen Comer
Beef Albondigas

A seasonal non-alcoholic shrub from Tartine Manufactory, wine from Santa Rosa’s Anthill Farms Winery along with a lineup of beers from Fort Point Brewery.



Tickets for the first MAD Monday in San Francisco at Heath Ceramics are sold out. We will release tickets for two upcoming MAD Mondays in New York & London soon!


Hope to see you there,

Melina and the team at MAD


About MAD Mondays

Convening on the traditional day of rest for restaurants, MAD Mondays is a regular conversation series that tackles the issues that matter most in food, inviting anyone interested in food and hospitality to gather, expand their thinking, and discuss issues of relevance.



October 29 - Heath Ceramics