Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−San Diego International Beer Festival (all-day)Jun 21 – Jun 23
The 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival takes place June 21-23, in the Del Mar Arena, with many breweries and hundreds of beers (407 this year, the largest selection to-date) from around the world! This year, participants will arrive from across the country and from many nations to sample some of the best beers anywhere.
New this year for the competition, was the crowning of a Champion Brewery in addition to the traditional Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery was awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Check out all the breweries participating in this year’s Festival here!
When: June 21, noon to 4 p.m., or 5 to 9 p.m.; June 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 4 to 8 p.m.; and June 23, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Chevrolet Del Mar Arena, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.
Cost: $55 general admission, includes fair entry, souvenir cup and unlimited 1-ounce samples; $90 VIP pass, includes fair admission, half-hour-early admission to the festival, souvenir glass, food pairings, specialty beers and a VIP lounge.
Phone: (858) 755-1161
Online:sdfair.com+San Diego International Beer Festival (all-day)
−6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Could there be anything better???
From event website:
Get ready, get set for our 6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL on Friday June 21st at our new home in LIBERTY STATION. Every year we bring over 50 wine, cheese, and chocolate makers together for a night of tasting, dancing, and good fun.
Mark your calendar for our Festival on the year’s first summer night! Enjoy cheese and chocolate from donor vendors and private chefs, sample delicious wines from Californian vineyards, dance to live music of SUE PALMER – San Diego’s QUEEN OF BOOGIE WOOGIE – and take your chances by bidding on one of our many silent auction items.
Visit the new museum space at Barrack 16 and don’t forget to bring all your friends! This year’s event will be held on the grassy North Promenade at Liberty Station adjacent to the Women’s Museum.
Individual tickets: $40
Group tickets (10+ guests): $35
V.I.P. tickets with reserved table seating: $50 per person
For the price of one ticket you will receive a keepsake stemless wineglass, select six tastes of delicious wines, pick and choose six bites of amazing cheese and/or chocolate creations, and take home a gift bag with lots of discount coupons (some up to $150 value!). In addition, you will be able to bid on one (or all ;)) of our great silent auction items, participate in a dance class, and boogiewoogie the first night of summer away with Sue Palmer!
The WMC proudly announces that Denise Montgomery – recently appointed executive director of the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture by mayor Filner – will be joining us as our honorary guest!
Why do we have the event?
Coming together as a community is an important part of our mission. Since this popular event is our one and only annual fundraiser, monies raised are allocated towards permanent collection preservation, research, and cultural and educational programming focused on educating the public about women’s history and gender imbalance. In addition, funds allow us to not only curate both our many exhibits and annual juried art show – bringing recognition to contemporary Californian women artists – but also enable the WMC to host local woman-owned or run organizations’ events at a deeply discounted rate throughout the year.
Volunteer opportunities are always available. Please fill out the WMC’s Web form here if you are interested starting now!+6:30 pm6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
−Enviro Fair at the San Diego County Fair!10:00 am – 5:00 pm
From event website:
Join us for the 14th Annual Enviro Fair, Saturday, June 22 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM in the San Diego County Fair Paddock Area. Su-Mei Yu of Saffron Restaurant and Savor San Diego will offer a live cooking demonstration at 1:00PM.
Enviro Fair will stress the importance of recycling, sustainable living, pollution prevention, conservation, and environmentally friendly products. Non-profit organizations will be on hand to illustrate ways Fairgoers can take better care of our world.
New this year, we will be featuring local farmers and their Community Supported Agriculture Programs, or CSAs. There will be exhibitors with environmentally friendly products, plus exhibitors providing cooking demonstrations, along with displays of beautiful, locally grown organic produce throughout the Paddock.
See event website for details and schedule.+10:00 amEnviro Fair at the San Diego County Fair!
−Green Drinks at Starlite Lounge: Fundraiser for Wild Willow Farm6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Come check out Starlite in Mission Hills! A fantastic farm-to-table restaurant that Edible San Diego Magazine named the the birthplace of the craft cocktail in San Diego. A portion of the sales from the event will benefit Wild Willow Farm!
Our event partner Kilroy Realty will be covering a portion of the bar tab for the first lucky ones to arrive, but we aren’t making any promises so be on time :)
Save the date and tell a green friend!+6:00 pmGreen Drinks at Starlite Lounge: Fundraiser for Wild Willow Farm
−The 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment. This event is for guests 21 and over.See website for details.+6:00 pmThe 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
−Local Habit 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Brewmasters Dinner6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From event website:
We kick off our 2nd Anniversary celebration with our next Brewmaster’s Dinner featuring Craftsman Brewing from Pasadena, CA. We hope you join us as Chef Nick Brune and Craftsman Brewing founder Mark Jilg collaborate to bring you six courses of delicious food paired with six California craft beers.
First Course: Halibut with Mango, Chili, and Coriander paired with Key Lime Wit
Second Course: Avocado Slaw with Apricot, Mint, and Crispy Shrimp paired with Ursa Minor (barrel aged Red Ale)
Third Course: Pear Juice Poached Potatoes with Lavender Chicken paired with Triple White Sage (Belgian-style Tripel brewed with hand harvested white sage)
Fourth Course: Praline Pork Belly paired with Acorn Saison
Fifth Course: Duck with Fried Shallot, Leeks, and Allspice Quinoa paired with Cabernale
Sixth Course: Toast, Butter, and Jam with Sourdough Ale
There will be one 6:30 pm seating for this dinner. Reservations are $60 and include tax, but exclude gratuity. Click here to make your reservation.+6:30 pmLocal Habit 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Brewmasters Dinner
+10:00 amOlivewood Gardens: FREE Community Event
−Urban Farm Cooking Class1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coral Tree Farms is a small family run farm, just off of Requeza Avenue in the heart of Encinitas.
This wonderful day on the farm will start with a tour of Coral Tree Farm (including the cute and cuddly animals). Followed by a cooking demonstration and tasting by Chef Jenn Felmley (MENUS WILL BE POSTED THE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT, AS WE WILL BE USING AS MUCH FARM PRODUCE AS POSSIBLE).
Classes will be held from 1 to 3 pm , $38 Per person, part of the proceeds will go towards Laurel’s (the farmer) future desires for the farm! So come learn, eat and support your local farmer.
Classes will be held outdoors under beautiful palm trees, and we request that you bring your own plate, fork and cup!
After class students will be able to purchase farm produce, local honey and Temecula Valley Spices.don’t forget to bring cash.
Classes are limited to 25 people, please email Chef Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.+1:00 pmUrban Farm Cooking Class
−Good Food Awards Entry Period (all-day)Jul 1 – Jul 31
From event website:
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
In its fourth year, Good Food Awards will be given to winners in ten categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits and our newest category, oil. Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of five regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.
Click here to enter!+Good Food Awards Entry Period (all-day)
−Learn how to become a farmers market vendor!6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Start your business with low cost! Learn all the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County. Learn what sells and what doesn’t, learn about food preparation legalities and what is required by the Department of Environment Health, and how to bring your locally grown produce to the market!
Click here for more information or to sign up!
Course Code Days Date Time Room 1930 W 7/10 6:00-9:00pm Grossmont College (GC)
1930 W 8/14 6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room A-112+6:00 pmLearn how to become a farmers market vendor!