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    Save the Date for the Sainting of Leslie Sbrocco!

    On August 30, 2024, at The Academy SF, television personality, author, and internationally renowned wine and spirits authority Leslie Sbrocco—who is also a San Francisco Bay Times columnist—will be sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during a special event co-produced by the Bay Times and The Academy as part of the monthly Divas & Drinks series.

    Sbrocco, through the popular PBS series Check, Please! Bay Area now in its 19th season, has arguably presented more out LGBTQ+ businesses owners on local television than any other major market host and series. She literally brings them to her table, warmly welcomes them, and allows them to share some of their personal story, exemplifying the positive connection that all of us can experience when we embrace diversity. Her daughter is an out member of the LGBTQ+ community, which Sbrocco continues to support as a staunch ally. She has also used her platform to bring awareness to women’s health issues. She has done that for decades, but even more so after March 2021, when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. While going through a barrage of difficult treatments, she has with great compassion and empathy supported others with health challenges. Earlier this year, Sbrocco was named the 2024 Sonoma Epicurean Event Honoree by the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Her work ethic is exceptional; she has continued to work nearly nonstop since her diagnosis, including multiple volunteer efforts.

    Soon Sbrocco will be recognized as a saint! We hope that you can join us, the Sisters, and others in celebrating this community treasure. More details will be announced during the summer about the August 30 event.

    Bay Times Dines
    Published on June 27, 2024