Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro Grand Opening!12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Eclipse’s blog:
We will re-open to the public in our new home in the heart of the neighborhood of South Park in central San Diego. The new Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro has many surprises in store for everyone including:
- Daily service for our Sweet & Savory Brunch
- Full kitchen accommodations for a larger, enhanced brunch menu
- Available grilled panini & seasonal soup menu for all hours of operation
- Private dining room seating for 45
- Craft beer bar seating for 30
- Rotating selection of 8 local brews on tap & the West Coast’s best wines
- Larger retail area with new pastries, chocolates, & confections
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 is a day you will not want to miss! Check out all the exciting things going on:
- Tray-passed samples of the new winter menu for our Sweet & Savory Brunch (12-4pm)
- Platinum Ticket Finale Competition (4-6pm)
- Build-a-Bar Workshop (12-4pm)
- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Costume Contest (3pm)
- A Year of Chocolate Raffle (12-6pm)
We’ll be open from 12-7pm & as you can see there will be a plethora of exciting things going on all day! Of course, our eight Platinum Ticket Bearers will compete to see who wins our LIFETIME SUPPLY OF CHOCOLATE, but many other prizes & awards will be given out throughout the day including a raffle that runs from 12-6pm. We’ll be drawing winners all day long for fun prizes & the winner of our costume contest will receive a one year supply of chocolate bars ($1000 value)! In total, we’ve got over $25,000 of delicious prizes to award. So come hungry, dressed as your favorite character from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, & ready to dive into a complete day of indulgence.+12:00 pmEclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro Grand Opening!
−Wine and Cheese Pairing Class with SFUSD!6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From event website:
You love wine. You love cheese. You love enjoying them together. Have you ever wondered why certain cheeses pair so exquisitely with certain wines? This is the focus of our next class, to be held at the new wine and craft beer bar NEXT DOOR near La Mesa. Robert Graff of local cheese haven Venissimo and wine expert Paul Cheyne will be on hand to talk to us more about the complimentary taste profiles of some of our favorite cheeses and wines. Included will be four tastes of each, as well as materials to take home.+6:00 pmWine and Cheese Pairing Class with SFUSD!
−San Diego Winter Brew Fest6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA).
For more information, visit event website.+6:00 pmSan Diego Winter Brew Fest
−‘Japanese Farm Food’ Book Signing Event11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nancy Singleton Hachisu will be featured at the next Good Earth/Great Chefs Series at the Chino Farm. Nancy Hachisu is the author of the new cookbook Japanese Farm Food. The event will also feature a cooking demonstration and tasting by Chef Singleton Hachisu, featuring ingredients from the farm.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-889-2271.+11:00 am‘Japanese Farm Food’ Book Signing Event
−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