Holiday Treat Throwdown Edition
City Hall denizens, lured by the wafting scents of meticulously
prepared homemade cakes and cookies, attended a Holiday Treat
Throwdown event at City Hall yesterday. The gathering, organized
by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd aide Cammy Blackstone, attracted legislative
aides and their families, Supervisors Carmen Chu, Jake McGoldrick,
Bevan Dufty and Ross Mirkarimi, and several sweet tooth members
of the City Hall press corps. The delectable creations were ajudged
by San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Citizen Cake phenom
Elizabeth Faulkner and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Andy
December 20, 2007
The Winning Creations
Sean Martinfield won the "best overall" award for his
tribute to childhood heroine
Martha Stewart with this chocolate cake sensation.
Rachelle McManus won the top prize for the "most creative"
McManus' "San Francisco" masterpiece is being considered
consumption gallery submission.
Pilar Schiavo, who masterfully blended hints of exotic spices
into her festive cranberry fruit cake, won the "Most Delicious"
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Chronicle columnist
and Citizen Cake founder Elizabeth Faulkner.
Award winners Pilar Schiavo (2nd from left), Sean Martinfield
and Rachelle McManus
with event organizer Cammy Blackstone (far left) who also won
the "Most Festive" award
for her cookie ornaments on a pink Barbie tree.
The Holiday Cheer
Supervisor Carmen Chu reacts to star-shaped cookies emblazoned
with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd's handsome mug.
The Irishesque tea-biscuits were prepared by Elsbernd legislative
aide Rebekah Krell.
FCJ's favorite concoction by Rebekah Krell.
Rebekah Krell with legislative aides Nick Kinsey (left) and Boe
"You're under arrest!"
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi flashes an Elsbernd cookie star to FCJ.
Legislative aide John Avalos uses a fork to eat his jello shot
while San Francisco Chronicle reporter Wyatt Buchanan (far left)
Jello shots named in honor of h. brown.
Quick! Hide the jello shots!! - San Francisco Chronicle sensation
just showed up with a videographer and a memo.
Davide Noyola: "I wonder if Matier knows his fly is undone."
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd: "So, erm, whatabout them there
cookies, Andy? Pretty good looking wouldn't you say?"
Andy Ross: "Screw the cookies, Sean. Get a load of those
(Note cookie ornaments on pink Barbie tree).
Mayor's Office of Governmental Affairs Director Wade Crowfoot
came out of his bunker
to explain that he is not, as reported in the Chronicle, going
to become the "director of city greening" under the
new Newsom adminstration.
Sean Martinfield: "I got Citizen Cup Cakes!"
Winning creations: Legislative aide Rachel Redondiez with daughter
Boe Hayward: "Yeah, it's a nail biter down here, Bevan. My
nerves are frayed but everyone loves you for signing on to support
Supervisor Chris Daly's affordable housing ballot initiative."
Andy Ross: "Is that medicated, Ross?"
Supervisor Carmen Chu: "Either I'm taking a picture of you
taking a picture of me, or you're taking a picture of me taking
a picture of you. What's it gonna be FCJ?"
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi: "Whoa, how much vodka is in those
jello shots, Sean?"