Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−San Diego Spirits Festival (all-day)Aug 25 – Aug 26
Featuring top mixologists from California and beyond in San Diego’s Gaslamp.
See event website for details.+San Diego Spirits Festival (all-day)
−Community Work Day at Mt Hope Community Garden10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Volunteers are welcome on the last Saturday of every month at the Mt. Hope Community Garden.+10:00 amCommunity Work Day at Mt Hope Community Garden
−Eat Drink Local Week (all-day)Sep 1 – Sep 8
Celebrate the first (and to-be annual) celebration of local seasonal food and drink, and help raise money for non-profit organizations such as Olivewood Gardens, Seeds @ City Urban Farm, and Wild Willow Farm.
Eat Drink Local Week is organized by Edible San Diego. Be on the look-out for events around town. The week kicks off on September 1 at Top of the Park (Inn at the Park), and then more events occur throughout the week at such places as Whole Foods Market Hillcrest, Catalina Offshore Products, Local Habit, and more!
See the website for the full list of events and participating restaurants and food makers and to buy tickets for the individual events.+Eat Drink Local Week (all-day)
−Oyster Mushrooms Cultivation11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to cultivate your own mushrooms!
From the event website:
Help us grow the farm and learn all you need to know to cultivate your own oyster mushrooms at home! You’ll even be able take home a 1lb bag of mushroom culture upon completion of the workshop!
Cost: Cost is $30 per person ($25 for Friends of the Farm) to attend the workshop. You will make and take home your own starter kit of oyster mushrooms to grow at home!
Instructor: Chris Young, Owner & Founder, SoCal Shrooms
During the workshop you’ll learn all about the life cycle of oyster mushrooms – how long they take to grow and when to harvest them. Participants will also have a hands on experience of starting oyster mushrooms from the beginning to the end. Be prepared to prep the growing medium which includes breaking the straw down into smaller pieces and pasteurizing it. We will then dry it, seed it, and pack it for growing. By the time you are done with the workshop you’ll be ready to start growing them at home. Make sure to bring your favorite oyster mushroom recipe to share!
To register for this workshop, click here+11:00 amOyster Mushrooms Cultivation
−Slow Food Urban San Diego Food Justice Networking Night6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for the Food Justice Networking Night at Casa de Luz in North Park!
The event features guest speaker Erin Rempala, Associate Professor of Biology at San Diego City College and Manager of Seeds@City Urban Farm and City College’s new sustainable urban agriculture program!
The cost of attendance is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase from Casa De Luz, which features a plant-based and predominately gluten-free kitchen.
RSVP using our Facebook event page.+6:30 pmSlow Food Urban San Diego Food Justice Networking Night
−The Third Annual Permaculture Convergence!9:15 am – 11:00 pm
The third San Diego Permaculture convergence is being held September 8, 2012 at the Green Owl Sustainable Living Center. The event is taking shape, we have amazing speakers and a good mix of hands on and lecture style workshops lined up. However, your input and help is always welcome.
Find more information here: http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoPermaculture/events/45330352/+9:15 amThe Third Annual Permaculture Convergence!
−An Evening of Aloha, in support of the Friscia Family4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
San Diego’s chefs and mixologists are coming together at Stingaree to raise funds for the recovery of Stacy Friscia, wife of Chef, Antonio Friscia. After a severe accident on the 4th of July, Stacy and the Friscia Family have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Funds from the event will help pay Stacey’s medical expenses.+4:00 pmAn Evening of Aloha, in support of the Friscia Family
−Front Burner Fund Taco Fiesta12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CATALINA OFFSHORE PRODUCTS HOSTS THE FRONT BURNER FUND TACO FIESTA
Local Chefs Build Their Finest Tacos to Support San Diego Culinary Community Hook, Line and Sinker
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 9th
WHO:The Front Burner Fund founders Maria Sparks of Cork & Platter & GRO Café, Julie Darling of Just Call Us Catering & Kitchen Rental, Flor Franco Urban Chicken and Ron Troyano of Alchemy Cultural Fare and several other premier chefs and restaurateurs will join together to cook and raise funds to assist back of the house restaurant staff with emergency medical bills.
WHAT:TACO PARTY – seventeen of San Diego’s culinary talents will converge at Catalina Offshore Products for a tasting of So Cal’s finest tacos. Premier chefs will bring their best interpretation, ranging from yellowtail to lamb belly, to raise money for the Front Burner Fund. Along with tasty tacos, side dishes and desserts are included in the cost of the event. Participants are invited to BYOB & BYOC (bring your own chair). Guests will cast their vote in a friendly taco competition as well!
Event sponsors include Specialty Produce, Newport Meats, Catalina Offshore Products and Bay Bird Inc PR.
WHY:The Front Burner Fund serves as a monetary benefactor to help cover emergency medical needs and healthcare costs of the independent “back of the house” culinary community.
Ricardo Heredia, Alchemy
Maria Sparks, Cork & Platter & GRO Cafe
Kim Moreira, Just Call Us Catering & Kitchen Rental
Flor Franco, Urban Chicken
Tommy Frailoi, Sea Rocket Bistro
Leah Di Bernardo, EAT Market Cafe
Ian Espanol, Sbicca’s Del Mar
Eric Manuel, Firefly Restaurant & Bar at Dana Inn
Mike Arquines, The LAB Dining Experience
Olivier Bioteau, Farmhouse Cafe
Kate Murray, Miss Sushi San Diego
Hanis Cavin, Carnitas Snack Shack
Tommy Gomes, Catalina Offshore Products
Mitch Conniff, Mitch’s Seafood
Hector Casanova, Casanova Fish Tacos
Ben Rollins, What’s Ben Baking
Jenny Wenny, Jenny Wenny Cakes
buy your tickets here!+12:00 pmFront Burner Fund Taco Fiesta
−San Diego Tequila Trail 20122:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This event is the start of the 2012 Spirits of Mexico Festival, a week of activities centered around the spirits of Mexico. The Tequila Trail takes place in Old Town San Diego and features agave spirits paired with delicious food from Barra Barra Saloon, Café Coyote, Miguel’s Cocina, Old Town Mexican Café, El Fandango, The Cosmopolitan, Casa Guadalajara, La Pinata and Rockin’ Baja Lobster and more.
See event website for more details, tickets, and additional information about other festivities surrounding the festival.+2:30 pmSan Diego Tequila Trail 2012
−Slow Food’s Fresh Food Picnic11:00 am – 6:15 pm
Slow Food Russian River is hosting a Fresh Food Picnic September 15 at Rancho Mark West, an historic Sonoma County Farm. The Picnic will celebrate Northern California’s emerging food and farming talent and advocate for the Slow values of good, clean and fair.
Meet Carlo Petrini and Alice Waters while supporting Slow Food International’s 1,000 Gardens in Africa Project.
This is a great opportunity to meet some of the founding members of Slow Food International and USA. Read more about the event here.+11:00 amSlow Food’s Fresh Food Picnic