Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−Junior League of San Diego Food and Wine Festival2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the 13th Annual Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival (formerly known as Island Divine) will take place at La Jolla Cove.
Over 50 of San Diego’s best restaurants and beverage purveyors will be offering exquisite bites, flavorful wines, top craft and micro brews, and exotic cocktail tastings to our exclusive guests. At this year’s festival, we will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby, donning our best hats and cheering on the Run for the Roses!
+2:00 pmJunior League of San Diego Food and Wine Festival
- Tastings from Top Restaurants
- Sips from Fine Wineries, Breweries & Spirits Distilleries
- Kentucky Derby Viewing
- Win, Place, Show Raffle
- Derby Day Contests
- Live Music
- Wine Toss Competition
- Fabulous Prizes
- Silent Auction
−3rd Annual Chef Celebration12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Stone Brewing Co. in their gardens for a delicious celebration of great food and beer! You’ll enjoy ten small-bite dishes created by ten local chefs from outstanding eateries, all paired with twenty amazing craft beers.
In addition to enjoying a sumptuous repast, you’ll be helping to raise money for a special scholarship fund provided by Chef Celebration. Cuisine for a cause!
Alex Carballo ~ Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-Escondido
Karl Prohaska ~ Handlery Hotel
Nate Soroko ~ Toronado
Karen Blair ~ Small Bar/Hamilton’s/Monkey Paw
Greg Frey Jr. ~ BlueFire Grill
Dawn Parks ~ The Wild Thyme Company
Tommy Fraioli ~ Sea Rocket Bistro
Leah Di Bernardo ~ E.A.T Marketplace
Kyle Bergman ~ The Ritual Tavern
Tyson Blake ~ O’Brien’s Pub
Proceeds fund a scholarship enabling local students to attend courses at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
Purchase tickets here.+12:00 pm3rd Annual Chef Celebration
−SlowFood Market Bucks! (all-day)May 9 – May 12
Still looking for that perfect gift for the mom in your life? Look no further! Why not make a donation in mom’s name to help provide fresh local produce to San Diego seniors! Slow Food Urban San Diego and Brian’s Farmers Markets are teaming up to help provide produce to local San Diego seniors. The week of May 9th to 12th Slow Food Urban San Diego will be selling $5 vouchers for “Market Bucks” at Brian’s Farmers Markets. Market Bucks will be redeemable at face value by low income San Diego seniors for produce at their neighborhood Farmers Market. Bucks will be distributed at senior living facilities specifically, McKinney Manor, Neighborhood House and George Steven’s Senior Center. In exchange for buying Market Bucks, patrons will receive a Mother’s Day card. Come visit us at one of the following Brian’s Markets this weekend to pick up your Mothers Day card and help provide fresh produce for our local San Diego senior community this spring!
Thursday May 9th UTC 3pm-7pm
Westfield UTC Mall Near Macys on Genesee Ave.Saturday May 11th Golden Hill 9:30am-1:30pmOn B Street between 27th and 28th street
Sunday May 12th Point Loma 9:30am-2:30pm
At Cañon and Rosecrans near San Diego Yacht Club+SlowFood Market Bucks! (all-day)
−22nd Annual Mama’s Day: An Extraordinary Culinary Evening6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From event website:
Celebrate 22 years of love at San Diego’s premiere restaurant tasting, benefitting Mama’s Kitchen. Featuring distinctive dishes designed by over 55 local top chefs.
Culinary Host Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien
Emcee AJ Machado of Energy 103.7
Silent Auction • Opportunity Drawing • Wine Vault
EVENT 6:30-9:30 pm, VIP RECEPTION 5:30-6:30 pm+6:30 pm22nd Annual Mama’s Day: An Extraordinary Culinary Evening
−Mount Hope Community Garden Revitalization10:00 am – 3:00 pm
From event website:
Join Project New Village in Southeastern San Diego to help finish building the Mount Hope Community Garden. We need volunteers to help dig trenches, erect a shade apparatus, lay out existing concrete fragments for a walkway, lay new concrete, erect a new fence, and pull weeds around the site. This volunteer opportunity will help foster individual and community wellness for the residents of Mount Hope.
What To Bring
It’s ALWAYS a good idea to bring your own sunscreen here in sunny San Diego! What To Wear Long pants or shorts that you don’t mind getting dirty, a light t-shirt, and closed-toed shoes.+10:00 amMount Hope Community Garden Revitalization
−The Fruit Hunters (all-day)May 14 – May 19
From event website:
THE FRUIT HUNTERS plays in select theaters the week of May 13th
May 14, 16, 18, 19
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Synopsis: Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agriculture – a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human.
SHOWTIMES:May 14: 7:00 pmMay 16: 7:00 pmMay 18: 2:00 pmMay 19: 2:00 pm+The Fruit Hunters (all-day)
−Cinecucina: Feeling the Air7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cinecucina is proud to present a screening of Feeling the Air (Sentire l’aria) at MoPA. The movie documents the life of 15 year old Andrea from northern Piedmont, who chooses to be a shepherd, leaving his comfortable home, surgeon father and teacher mother, and the urban rituals of adolescence, to learn an unusual and dying trade in the mountains around Biella, an ancient town in wool commerce. This is no teen rebellion but a thoughtful choice whose realization we follow in rhythms of daily and seasonal time, in the beauty and pageantry of changing conditions but in the timeless business of “il pastore,”the shepherd.The film makes no judgments but one: Time is a key part of this life where what marks the passage of time is not so much the clock as the gaze, the hearing, the joining with natural rhythms of life. And what Andrea brings to this ancient craft is not only his passion but his intelligence that will help re-found for Biella its wool trade. Feeling the Air is a voyage of images and sounds of the secrets that tie a boy to the solitude of the pastures while seeking a new identity.+7:00 pmCinecucina: Feeling the Air
−Eat. Drink. Read. – A Culinary Event for Literacy5:30 pm – 8:00 pm+5:30 pmEat. Drink. Read. – A Culinary Event for Literacy
−4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The much anticipated “I LOVE POKE” Food Festival and Competition returns to San Diego for the fourth year in a row.
If you love poke, then you don’t want to miss out as San Diego’s most popular chefs and cooks compete for the bragging rights of “BEST POKE.” With your price of admission you get a taste of each chefs creation.
In addition to all the onolicious poke that you’ll get to sample, 15 other restaurants and food brands will be giving you a taste of their Asian/Hawaiian infused menu items and food products. All together that’s 30 different restaurants bringing you the best in San Diego’s Island styled grinds.
For more information, photos and up to date information on participating restaurants and live entertainment, visit: ilovemusubi.com/poke
Buy tickets here.+6:00 pm4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego
−Olivewood Garden Seedling Soiree5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A special evening of beauty, nature, food, and spirits benefiting Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, featuring craft cocktails and appetizers, a tour of the Gardens and visits with San Diego’s finest chefs, a special five-course dinner featuring local, organic, sustainable produce fish and meats, plus goodie bags.
Help celebrate Olivewood Gardens’ growth and sow the seeds of future success!
Visit the website for event updates!+5:30 pmOlivewood Garden Seedling Soiree