Gibson Thomas, Patricia Unterman and Nicolette Han Niman are part of a Commonwealth Club panel called “Where’s the Beef” on Oct. 1 at the Outdoor Art Club,. Courtesy images.

Mill Valley resident Gibson Thomas, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Edible Marin & Wine Country magazine, is moderating an upcoming Commonwealth Club panel that examines the pros and cons of eating meat and restaurants’ role in our thinking about meat, among other meat-related subjects.

The panel, aptly dubbed “Where’s the Beef? Our Changing Ideas About Meat,” is set for Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7pm at the Outdoor Art Club at 1 West Blithedale Avenue. The event features renowned chef, restaurateur, food critic and author Patricia Unterman (SF’s Hayes Street Grill, SF Chronicle, SF Examiner) and Nicolette Hahn Niman, mother, environmental lawyer, vegetarian, cattle rancher and the author of Righteous Porkchop and the recently published Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production (and wife of famed rancher and founder of Niman Ranch, Bill Niman). The event ponders a variety of questions, including: Is eating meat bad or good? Are cows ruining the planet? Are restaurants leading or following when it comes to our thinking about meat? Can you be a vegetarian and still love bacon? 

Advance registration required for tickets, which include hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and seating. No tickets available at the door. More info and tickets.

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