Tonight we're breaking into the vino at San Francisco's Bluxome Street Winery in honor of our latest class of 30 Under 30. No - but seriously - did you see all those barrels, it can't be that hard to get a corkscrew and a funnel, right? We'll be giving updates throughout the evening from the shindig, including a live 30 minute webshow that you can watch right here at 7:15 PM PST. During that chat it is time to ask the crucial questions, like red, or white?
6:13 PM: You can also follow along at home using the hashtag #zagat30under30, because we know you are just that obsessed.
6:18 PM: We're holding off on the wine for now to hit up a cocktail in a teacup for two reasons: 1) it's so adorable we can't even stand it and 2) empty teacups make for good wine stealing vessels.
6:20 PM: Everyone is filling those benches for a quick little ceremony. Since these are industry vets, we know that we need to get the speeches out of the way first so they can get back to the boozin'.
6:28 PM: Tim and Nina Zagat have taken the stage. Tim: "I thought I'd be the only one wearing a tie in San Francisco."
6:32 PM: The honorees are being called to the stage, and it's truly a diverse group. Not even half of them have gone up and we have a "pork peddler," four co-owners of a culinary incubator and a chocolate maker. Tim was sure to point out that the culinary world is about more than just chefs.
6:39 PM: And here they are - the first ever picture of the 2013 30 under 30. Ok, maybe not the first, you can see those by following #Zagat30under30 on your favorite social media platform.
6:41 PM: Tim gave Nina a shout-out for her deft pronunciation skills. She didn't miss a beat, he said, because "she learned how to pronounce things when she learned how to pronounce "Zagat" (which, for the record, rhymes with "the cat").
7:00 PM: It's T-minus 15 to the live streaming show - tune in right here at 7:15 PST and then come back after for more updates from the par-tay.
8:08 PM: And we're back - you can check out the full live stream on Youtube.com/Zagat tomorrow, but for now, how about a picture of the par-tay. For the record, this DJ is killin' it, or so says Daft Punk. #getlucky
8:24 PM: Dance party has commenced! We so told you about the DJ!! Stay tuned for documentation.
8:25 PM: Fact: "Food system hacker" Tim West is the best dancer. Period.
8:37 PM: Witness: http://instagram.com/p/cF9cS-Pwdm/
8:50 PM: Ok, we're getting to the bottom of this parklet business. The definition as per Wiktionary:
Parklet: (n) 1. A parking space sized area used for recreational or beautification purposes. 2. A place to find glorious sleep after having one too many at a Zagat 30 Under 30 Party.