Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−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!!!
−The 4th annual Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 4th Annual
Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival is coming!
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
mvcbf4.ticketderby.com- cut and paste in your browser
or http://www.ticketderby.com/event/?id=9428 (click here)
Come for the beer, stay for the food. Come for the food, stay for the beer. Either way you need to be here.
Most beer festivals are all about standing in line to get your taster and then go and stand in another line for another taster. Food is almost always an afterthought. However, that’s not how we do things at the MVCBF Festival. We believe beer AND food are natural partners and we offer a wide variety of both. Our food vendors are all chefs who bring their “A” game to the table. It’s part of our unique identity that we refuse to lose.
30 Breweries and a full 20 Chefs… Take a look!.
Nicholas Dapper/Amore Cheesecake, Eron Baker/Baker Shake Foods, Stella Midori Makofski and Joe Russo/Bernardo Winery, Steven Molina/Delicias, Hanis Cavin/Carnitas Snack Shack, Teegan Smith/Crown Point Catering, Olivier Bioteau/Farmhouse Cafe, Karl Prohaska/Handlery Hotel, Tyson Blake/O’Briens Pub, Rich Sweeney/R Gang Eatery, Tommy Fraioli/Sea Rocket Bistro, Nathan Farkas/Slaters 50/50, Alex Carballo/Stone World Bistro, Nico Caniglia/Sweiners, Matt Richman/Table 926, Jeff Rossman/Terra, Nate Soroko, Toronado, Mark Liautad/Urge Gastropub, and Nick Brune/Local Habit.
Alesmith, Ballast Point, Belching Beaver, Cold Bore Brewing, Coronado Brewing, El Cajon Brewing, Golden Mead Company, Green Flash Brewing, Hangar 24, Helms Brewing, Hess Brewing, Hillcrest Brewing, Iron Fire Brewing, Karl Strauss, Latitude 33, Lightning, Mad Lab, Manzanita, Monkey Paw, On-the-Tracks, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Prohibition, Rough Draft, Saint Archer, San Diego Brewing Co, Societe, Stone, The Beer Company, Thorn St, Wet-n-Reckless.
Those folks will give you what’s you’ll be eating and drinking. But what are we sticking in your ear? … Here’s our band line-up!
-Leading off in our VIP hour will be alternative/popular rock ear candy provided by Danny and the Tramp.
- The middle of the festival will be manned by the dance-hall reggae groove of So*Cal Vibes.
- Closing the show for this stellar line-up will be the beach rock reggae of Split Finger.
And for those of you joining us at the Reef Lounge After Party we’re bringing you Safety Orange who have been at three of the four festivals.
Add to that our partnership with Wounded Warrior Homes, and you have a spectacular day of food, beer and fun for a great cause.
Wounded Warrior Homes is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that serves medically discharged, single men and women of our armed forces with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our mission is to provide affordable housing, hands-on resources, and a defined path for each member to transition from active-duty military service to independent living as a veteran of foreign wars.
The improvements we made last year are still in full effect:
-VIP Hour- the first hour of the festival will be a limited ticket VIP hour with full access to the chefs and brewers. VIP Ticket holders will receive a free MVCBF tee shirt (while supplies and sizes last)
-BIG festival layout to keep lines from clogging that has allowed us to include more all theses breweries and chefs.
- A large seating area to sit and enjoy all the food, beer, and atmosphere. (this is a biggie)
- Commemorative tasting glasses.
To keep the party rolling, we’ll also be hosting an after party in our fabulous Reef Lounge with food and beverage specials and yet another band.
Local Beers. Local Food. Local Music.
30 Brewers; 20 Chefs; 4 Bands; 1 helluva good time….
MVCBF Festival IV!+1:00 pmThe 4th annual Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival
−First Annual Authentic Street Food Market6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Sunday evening, March 24 for the First Annual Authentic Street Food Market 2013 at the new San Diego Public Market! Celebrate the diversity of San Diego and its food scene with authentic and innovative takes on traditional street food from many cultures, utilizing farm fresh local ingredients and the imaginations of more than 20 incredible chefs!
CHEFS AND PURVEYORS INCLUDE
CoChair Melissa Mayer – San Diego Public Market | Martini Media
CoChair Andrew Spurgin – Andrew Spurgin
Javier Plascencia – Misión 19 | Erizo Baja Fish House & Market | Romesco
Miguel Angel Guerrero El Taller | La Querencia
Mirta Rodriguez Mariscos Ruben
Sabina Bandera Gonzáles – La Guerrerense
Kevin Ho and Juan Miron – MIHO’s Stand and Deliver
Jason Knibb NINETEN
Diego Hernandez El Corazón
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas’ Snack Shack
Chad White – Plancha Baja Med
Jeff Jackson & Jennifer Costa A. R. Valentien
Jack Fisher Cucina Urbana | Jack Fisher Confections
Ricardo Heredia – Alchemy
Hector Casanova – Casanova Fish Tacos
Craig Jimenez – KAEN Noodles
Flor Franco – Indulge
Noriyoshi Teruya Sora
Donald Coffman Culinary Concepts
Dawn Parks – Wild Thyme
Matt Gordon Urban Solace | Sea & Smoke
Antonio Friscia Gaijin Noodle & Sake House
Shihomi Borillo Azuki Sushi
Lisa Altman Viva Pops
Ryan Studebaker The Hopping Pig
James Rauh The West Bean
Katie Grebow Café Chloe | Oliver & Rose
Not only will there be authentic and inspired street food fare, hosts of talented chefs and cooks, craft beer and cocktails, but there will be energy & photogenic excitement, the air rich with exotic and alluring culinary aromas and entertainment reminiscent of a Fellini film. Street Food Market 2013 is Street Market Theatre: Food Vendors, authentic street stall, cocktail slingers, chickens, goats, bicyclists, car clubs, street dancers, musicians, a Burro Bar and much much more mingling all under one roof.
Enjoy live music from TodoMundo, Bulevar Descarga and other surprise entertainment, adult beverages and refreshments for all ages, local art, and tours of the 92,000 square foot market property while you 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) 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, salumi curing, tortilla slinging, chocolate tempering, coffee roasting, bread baking and more.
Street Food Market 2013 is a Kickstarter Reward event for the San Diegans who supported the launch of the San Diego Public Market project in late 2012 at specific reward levels. Limited tickets are available to the public. Net proceeds benefit the San Diego Public Market Kitchen and the non-profit Front Burner Fund. Order now!+6:00 pmFirst Annual Authentic Street Food Market
−Golden Hill Farmers Market Tour10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Have you ever wandered through your farmers market and not known what to do with all the amazing produce you see? Ever wanted to explore past your local farmers market and see what special items are available at other markets?
If so then join Slow Food Urban San Diego at the Golden Hill Farmers Market on Saturday March 30 at 10:30 am, for a farmers market tour and seasonal cooking demonstration.
There will be a tour of the market with market manager Brian Beever and cooking demonstration by Logan Mitchell (of Cellar Door) with foods to sample. In addition Logan will provide recipes and answer any cooking questions.
Tickets are only $5 for members and $7 for non-members, get yours today!+10:30 amGolden Hill Farmers Market Tour
−VinDiego Wine Festival3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From event website:
3:00PM-4:00PM Trade Hour
4:00PM-8:00PM VIP Early Entry
5:00PM-8:00PM General Admission
California is a State that is rich in exquisite beauty and viniculture abundance, with a tradition of world-class wine making and innovation. Wine lovers from all over will converge in San Diego for a truly unique celebration of California’s finest wines and wineries at the VinDiego Wine and Food Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2012 at the Broadway Pier on the beautiful San Diego Bay.VinDiego will indeed become the premier showcase for the finest wines California vintners have to offer. VinDiego will delight anyone eager to taste and enjoy hundreds of wines from California’s best and brightest winemakers, as well as feature the finest food artisans from across San Diego’s broad culinary spectrum. Vintners and culinary artisans from some of California’s most renowned wineries, bakeries and restaurants will be on hand to share their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.+3:00 pmVinDiego Wine Festival
−Wooly Pig Carnitas Cook-Out12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Linkery, Slow Food Urban San Diego, Chef Jair Tellez of Laja Restaurant and rancher Sam Woolley invite you to a Wooly Pig Carnitas Cook-Out! Join us on Sunday April 14 and enjoy Linkery-made, house-nixtamalized tortillas filled with slow-cooked carnitas expertly prepared by chef Tellez.
Get there early for a presentation on this Ark of Taste-Recognized pig and meet and greet with the farmer and chef.
Tickets are $15 for three tacos and a beer or soda. Purchase them in advance here. Tacos will also be sold a la carte on the day of the event for $4 each.+12:00 pmWooly Pig Carnitas Cook-Out
−CityBeat Festival of Beers1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Spend the day in North Park enjoying some of the best craft beer in town! Enjoy unlimited tastes and great music from Family Wagon, The Palace Ballroom and The Paragraphs all afternoon!
This event is 21 and up only. Proceeds from the CityBeat Festival of Beers
benefit the San Diego Music Foundation.
Enjoy VIP tickets with a bonus hour of tasting, in & out privileges all day, VIP entrance to the festival, plus samples of up to 10 exclusive beers during the first hour.
$50 VIP tickets are available now by clicking here.
Tickets will sell out so make sure you get yours now by clicking here!+1:00 pmCityBeat Festival of Beers
−Earth Fair10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate its arrival than at a day in celebration of our beautiful planet! The 24th annual Earth Fair is held at Balboa Park and is largest free annual fair in the world. The event will feature a children's earth parade, entertainment, food, cleaner car concourse
and over 350 different exhibitors. Be sure to pop by and visit the Slow Food Urban San Diego booth!
See event website for more details.+10:00 amEarth Fair
−13th Annual César E. Chávez Day of Dialogue10:00 am – 2:00 pm