Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−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
−18th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Drink beer and raise money to fight cancer! This is the 18th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer, sponsored by San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, featuring delicious beer from over 70 different breweries and live music in beautiful downtown San Diego.
Tickets are $35 for general admission, $25 for designated drivers.
See event website for more details.+6:00 pm18th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer
−Suzie’s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Head down to Suzie’s Farm for their annual Autumnal Equinox Dinner, featuring music, drinks, a 2-acre sunflower maze, and the culinary creations of local chefs Christian Graves, Joe Magnanelli, Javier Plascencia, and Lhasa Landry. A portion of proceeds benefits Slow Food Urban San Diego.
See the Suzie’s Farm website for details.+5:00 pmSuzie’s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner
−Tenth Annual Celebrate the Craft11:30 am – 3:00 pm
This premier Southern California event focuses on regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking.
See website for more details.+11:30 amTenth Annual Celebrate the Craft
−Fanny Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Project New Village pays tribute to Fanny Lou Hamer for her legacy and leadership in Civil Rights and Food Justice. Local leaders will also be honored for their efforts to achieve food equity in the San Diego community.
From event website:
Our guests will be treated to tasteful, healthy seasonal food; hear about the work of the People’s Produce Urban Agriculture Initiative and enjoy cultural expressions provided by local artists.+11:30 amFanny Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon
−San Diego Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Seminar8:45 am – 3:00 pm
See the latest gardening techniques and trends at the San Diego Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Seminar. Register for individual seminars that suit your interests and needs.
See event website for details.+8:45 amSan Diego Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Seminar
−Taste of North Park 201211:00 am – 4:00 pm
From the event page:
Sample, sip, and shop at the 4th Annual Taste of North Park. On Saturday October 6th, 2012 from 11AM-4PM the hip neighborhood of North Park welcomes food, beverage, and shopping enthusiasts to stroll the neighborhood or ride the trolley at The Taste of North Park.
Sample. Farm-to-table cuisine, vegetarian dishes, All-American favorites, and tantalizing sweets can all be experienced in this vibrant neighborhood.Sip. Some of San Diego’s most popular Craft Beer, microbrews, ales and lagers in all varieties will be served up as you stroll through the neighborhood.
Shop. North Park’s art galleries, vintage clothing stores, and boutiques will offer samples and sips in a shopping friendly atmosphere.Buy tickets here.+11:00 amTaste of North Park 2012
−Food Day 2012! (all-day)Oct 23 – Oct 26
Food Day 2012 is a celebration of the movement to make food affordable and accessible, while being mindful of the environment, animals, and humans that are involved in the process. Numerous Food Day events will take place across the country and right here in San Diego.
Food Day is October 24, but many events are occurring on the days before and after. Some examples:
Obesity Awareness Forum (Oct 26)
See website for details.+Food Day 2012! (all-day)