For the first time ever, San Diego Restaurant Week will be having it's very own kick-off event! #SDRWTaste2012 will be an exclusive first look at what to expect for the coming San Diego Restaurant Week. On Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Broadway Pier in the Port Pavilion, people from all over San Diego will gather to indulge in this premiere tasting event. Over thirty of San Diego Restaurant Week's best restaurants will be serving up samples of house specialties that will delight your taste buds! Each sample will be paired with a unique beverage to enhance the flavors of each dish you sample! Unlimited food and drink included with ticket purchase! Tickets to the event will be sold at $75 each and ten percent of each ticket will go to the Food Bank of San Diego’s Backpack Program to feed a child for a weekend.
Please note this is a strictly 21+ event.
To purchase tickets in person, visit one of the below locations:
4055 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
505 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Chris' Ono Grinds Cafe + Grill
4651 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Del Mar
11582 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Gaslamp
1355 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
*In person ticket sales, are cash only.
Participating Restaurants Include:
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program targets chronically hungry children in San Diego County by working in public schools where at least 80% of the children receive government-sponsored free meals during the school week, but have no such provisions over weekends.
Of the 483,000 individuals in San Diego County identified as “at risk for hunger,” 185,000 are children under 12.
Nutrition affects a child's cognitive, social, and emotional development. Children who do not get the nutritious food their bodies need are more likely to have problems learning, growing, and interacting with their teachers and peers.
The Food Bank worked with school principals, counselors, teachers, parents, and dedicated volunteer leaders to initiate the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program in 2008 by targeting 75 needy children in two of our poorest institutions.
This past year (2011-2012), the program served 1,150 children in 29 schools. This year (2012-2013) we will serve 1,275 children in 30 schools.
The Food Bank works with 10 different schools districts. The furthest school is in Potrero “Potrero Elementary” where 50 children are served each week.
Of the children participating in the program, many told staff they didn’t have food in the home to eat.
Learn more about the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program CLICK HERE