Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−Taste of the Market4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From event website:
Join local chefs and farmers on Sunday afternoon, February 10, for a Taste of the Market at the new San Diego Public Market, providing a look at some of the artisan foods and dining experiences that will occupy the market later this year.
Pete Balistreri – Tender Greens & P Balistreri Salumi
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas Snack Shack
Christian Egger- Supernatural Sandwiches
Trey Foshee – George’s at the Cove
Ricardo Heredia – Alchemy
Craig Jiminez – Roseville Cozinha
Ryan Johnston – Whisknladle & Prep Kitchen
Melissa Mayer – San Diego Public Market & Martini Media
Andrew Spurgin – Andrew Spurgin
Chad White – Plancha Baja Med
Chefs and purveyors like Venissimo Cheese, Julian Hard Cider, Michael Esposito and Snake Oil Cocktail Company will use local farm ingredients, meat, fish and eggs from Suzie’s Farm, Maciel Family Farm, Nicolau Farm, Spur Valley Ranch, Salmon Slingers, Catalina Offshore and more at tasting stations and market purveyors will offer a preview of what’s to come.
Enjoy live music and tours of the 92,000 square foot market property and support the creation of San Diego’s own Public Market.
San Diego’s full time, permanent market (think Pike Place, Redding Terminal Market or La Boqueria…but better) will launch the middle of this year, filling a high-ceilinged former boiler factory with farm fresh produce and eggs, fish and meats, dining adventures, cheese making, salume curing, tortilla slinging, chocolate tempering, coffee roasting, bread baking and more.
Taste of the Market is a Kickstarter Reward event for the San Diegans who supported the launch of the project in late 2012. Limited tickets are available to the public. Order now!
To purchase tickets, click here.+4:00 pmTaste of the Market
−Taste of San Diego Craft Brews 20135:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
The kick-off to San Diego History Center’s “Year of Craft Beer”
Sample award-winning and specialty beers from regional breweries, served with unique food pairings. Celebrate San Diego’s history-making brews. All attendees will be treated to award-winning beer samples and exquisite food pairings and have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. Check out our pairings!
VIP session, featuring special pairings: 5-6 pm
General session: 6-9 pm Please note: General ticket holders will not be admitted before 6 PM.
+5:00 pmTaste of San Diego Craft Brews 2013
−SFUSD Mixer5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Slow Food Urban San Diego for our Mixer at Burger Lounge in the Gaslamp! Be sure to mark us on your calendar for some free bites, grass-fed beef education and good company.+5:00 pmSFUSD Mixer
−Sustainable Seafood Gala6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From event website:
The San Diego Oceans Foundation Sustainable Seafood Gala will take place at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Point & Manta exhibits, and will feature
- Sustainable Seafood tastings prepared by local celebrity chefs
- Hosted beer and wine
- Live musical entertainment
- Incredible silent auction packages>
- Live auction
- Dolphin and Ray interactions
- Presentation of the Annual Dr. Roger Revelle Award
- Announcement of the Ocean Leadership Award winners
- Raffle with incredible prizes
- Ample opportunities to ride the Manta roller coaster
Each year, SDOF seeks to host this event at a unique location, with attractions and music, a cocktail hour and a sumptuous dinner. Unlike most seated dinners, our guests roam to several different celebrity chef stations where they interact with the chefs, learn about the protein and understand its role in sustainability. The evening is filled with entertainments of all sorts and is always fun and enjoyable, never “stuffy” or dull! This is the culinary event you won’t want to miss!
To Purchase Tickets for the Sustainable Seafood Gala:
- Safely and securely buy tickets online by clicking here
- Call SDOF to purchase over the phone at 619-523-1903
- Mail in a check or credit card information with your Gala 2013 Mail in Form to:
San Diego Oceans Foundation
1875 Quivira Way C-5, San Diego, CA 92109+6:00 pmSustainable Seafood Gala
−San Diego Latino Film Festival9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
San Diego’s proximity to Mexico makes it a natural venue for this prestigious eleven-day film festival, now celebrating its 20th year, focusing on works by Latinos or about the Latino experience.
Established in 1993 as a student film festival, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has become one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 160 films and videos from across Latin America and the United States will be screened at the UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center in Mission Valley. Directors, actors, and audience members from around the globe will descend on San Diego for the festival.
A number of showcases help guide attendees through the diverse array of films being shown, for example CineGay shows gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender films, while Documania shows documentaries.
- See more at: http://www.sandiego.org/events/film/latino-film-festival-san-diego.aspx#sthash.hn3s1PlF.dpuf+9:30 pmSan Diego Latino Film Festival
−8th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival10:00 am – 4:00 pm
With the onset of Spring, why not visit the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park and celebrate the blooming of their 150 Cherry Tree Grove with cultural performances, local vendors, authentic Japanese food, and fun activities for the whole family
New to the event will be access to the 9-acre Garden expansion and our very first, Beer Garden
This Festival is one of the Garden’s largest fundraising events and has been steadily growing since 2006. The Cherry Blossom Festival is also an opportunity to partake in the Japanese custom of hanami, enjoying the beauty of flowers.+10:00 am8th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
−Family Winemakers Tastings in 201312:30 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday, March 9 — Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego
1:00 – 3:00, open to trade only; 3:00 – 6:00, open to the public and the trade
Sunday, March 10 — Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego
1:00 – 5:00, open to trade only+12:30 amFamily Winemakers Tastings in 2013
−The Good Earth/Great Chefs Series: “Italian, my Way” by Jonathan Waxman11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Good Earth/Great Chefs Series is happy to welcome restauranteur, chef, TV Top Chef Masters personality Jonathan Waxman, at the Chino Farm, Sunday, March 10th between 11am – 1pm. After surviving Hurricane Sandy last fall he is happy to be visiting the Farm where he will be signing his book, Italian, My Way, and sharing cooking tips.+11:00 amThe Good Earth/Great Chefs Series: “Italian, my Way” by Jonathan Waxman
−Sustainable Seafood Week (March 10-15th) (all-day)Mar 10 – Mar 15
From event website:
Delight your taste buds with sustainable seafood from incredible restaurants!
Sustainable Seafood Week unites restaurants committed to bringing attention to the sustainable seafood movement. Each restaurant agrees to feature a sustainable seafood plate or prix fixe menu and donate a portion of their profits to support the San Diego Oceans Foundation’s research and marine science education programs. This week-long event entices guests to try new restaurants and opens their eyes to a whole new world of delicious entrees. Sustainable Seafood Week helps to educate the public about the importance of supporting businesses that have developed more sustainable solutions to environmental concerns, proving that a simple choice can have a lasting and beneficial impact on the environment.+Sustainable Seafood Week (March 10-15th) (all-day)
−Tomatomania!!!9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The world’s largest (and most fun) heirloom tomato seedling sale!
From event website:
TOMATOMANIA returns to San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens) for a seventh year as part of the annual Herb Festival and Plant Sale.
Choose from over 150 varieties of classic heirloom and unique hybrid seedlings and learn everything else you’ll need to have a successful season.
Admission free for members. Otherwise the admission for adults is $12 but there’s a coupon for a discount on their website.
Check the SDBG schedule for tomato lectures. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!+9:00 amTomatomania!!!