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Our 4th Annual Feast event!

Follow your taste buds to Broadway Pier on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 for the 4th Annual "Reader Feast!" Tasting Event. Enjoy food and drink tastings from dozens of the city's best neighborhood eateries, wineries, breweries, and food trucks as you look out over the scenic San Diego Bay.

General Admission tickets include food and drink samples from all vendors and are valid from 1-4PM. The VIP ticket includes 2 full-pour drinks, plus exclusive early admission at 12PM, so you can have a drink in your hand and food hot off the grill before everyone gets there!

A portion of every ticket sale and all proceeds from the cash bar benefit The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County.

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Food Vendors

City Tacos

City Tacos is a craft Taquería, featuring a selection of San Diego and Mexican beer, fresh salsa and San Diego’s best craft tacos. Located in the heart of San Diego, in North Park at 3028 University Avenue & Coming Soon…Encinitas. citytacossd.com

The Taco Stand

Established in 2013. We specialize in tacos traditional tacos and also have burritos most popular are the carne asada taco, al pastor taco, and shrimp tacos. www.letstaco.com

Magnolia Tap & Kitchen

Magnolia Tap & Kitchen: Magnolia Tap & Kitchen is California fare and authentically made spirits. Everything we serve is simple, fresh and made-from-scratch daily. With local and sustainable ingredients as the backbone of our menu, you’ll notice an infusion of rustic and authentic homestyle cooking in each dish. magnoliasd.com

Aqui Es Texcoco BBQ

If you are craving traditional lamb barbecue or just a hearty Mexican meal, you don’t have to look any further than Aqui es Texcoco—one of only five San Diego restaurants certified “Authentic Mexican” by the government of Mexico! They will be serving Mini lamb barbecue tacos and samples of lamb broth. www.aquestexcoco.com

TRES Taqueria ~ Mariscos ~ Cantina

Tres Hermanos Taco Shop is nestled in the heart of El Cajon Ca, we have been in the same location for over 20 years! From spices, meats, poultry, seafood and produce we purchase only the highest quality of products. The menu has an amazing variety of Hispanic dishes from just south of the border to the tip of Baja! www.440taco.com

Urban Plates

Farm means freshly delivered from local farms & producers.plate means chef-crafted dishes piled high with one-of-a-kind flavors. won't break the bank means you could pay twice as much for food this good. www.urbanplates.com

Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar

Gaslamp's best fresh fish restaurant! Spike Africa's is one of San Diego's highest rated fresh fish restaurants on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and OpenTable. www.spikeafricas.com

¡SALUD! by San Diego Taco Company

Thanks for visiting ¡SALUD!, an authentic Mexican eatery. We are located in Historic Barrio Logan in the original Bank of Italy building from 1910. We offer award-winning tacos and other Mexican street food created by our parent company, The San Diego Taco Company. San Diego Taco Company was voted the best caterer in San Diego for both 2012 and 2014. saludsd.com

Donut Bar

Donut Bar is a completely different kind of donut company. While focusing on the real ingredients, flavors, textures and design of artisan donuts, Donut Bar promotes and celebrates an artisan baking culture that first appeared in Europe and America in the 1940s which has recently been revived by small groups of like minded out of the box thinkers in America. donutbarsandiego.com


Since 1983, Rubio's has served delicious, coastal-inspired cuisine, including fish tacos and fresh Mexican food throughout the West Coast. www.rubios.com

Clambake Catering

Clambake Catering located in San Diego, California is a catering company specializing in New England style clambakes. Our clambakes are perfect for any event, whether formal or casual, including weddings, family gatherings, private parties, reunions or any other occasion, we serve the Greater San Diego area. www.clambakecatering.com


Whether you choose a refreshing or energizing Diabolo experience, you will find it delicious to the very last drop as a low calorie guilt-free refreshment, or add to your favorite cocktail for great flavor. www.drinkdiabolo.com

Panchita's Kitchen & Bakery

Authentic Mexican pastries, breads, and cakes! www.panchitasbakery.com

Sally's Seafood on the Water

Delightful, fresh seafood, sophisticated charm and gorgeous panoramic views of San Diego Bay create this institution in Southern California seafood. sallyssandiego.com

Sushi Freak

Sushi Freak is the original invent-your-own sushi roll brand. With more than 40 ingredients to mix-and-match, Sushi Freak gives you the power to create an endless array of cutting-edge creations with a nod toward ancient tradition. Are you a purist or adventurist? You're only limited by your imagination! www.sushifreak.me


Hungry for delicious BBQ delivered to your home? SQUE BBQ in San Diego has the tastiest meals in CA! Just order online for delivery! www.squebbqcali.com

Isola Pizza

Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table. Buon appetito! isolapizzabar.com

Tostadas North Park

From the good people who brought you City Tacos comes a new experiment in flavors, freshness, and fish! Join us at Tostadas for a taste experience you won’t forget! tostadasnorthpark.com

Rockin Baja

We invite you to “Relax awhile Baja style”, kick back, drink an icy cold beer or Margarita, have a shot of tequila and enjoy the good times at ”ROCKIN’ BAJA LOBSTER” rockinbaja.com

Cookbook Tavola Calda

Cookbook Tavola Calda lets you immerse yourself in the Made in Italy spirit. Our premises were created by two talented young Italian design and creativity specialists: Giulio Sbarigia, architect, and Raimondo Giuliani, art director. It’s a voyage into flavors and traditions that involves much more than just your palate! www.cookbooktavolacalda.com

Quad AleHouse

The Quad is a safe haven in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for craft beer aficionados and newbies alike. With an emphasis on community and education, The Quad will concentrate on celebrating beers from San Diego’s and the nation’s best small batch, independent brewers. It refers to a central meeting place like those found in institutes for higher learning. It supplements the idea of community spirit and welcoming interaction. quadalehouse.com

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill offers a fantastic selection of culinary items from Hand-cut and seasoned Certified Angus Beef© steaks grilled over live oak fire, slow-roasted and grilled-to-order BBQ Chicken, Tri Tip, Beef & Pork Baby Back ribs. Our fish is always hand-packed on ice; never frozen. Looking for a fresh and lean cuisine? Sample our Quinoa or Kale salads. But don’t worry, we don’t cater to adults only, we also offer most of our more popular dishes in portions for the little ones on our Kids Menu. www.woodranch.com

Lupi Vino Cucina Ristorante

Cuisine has a Roman focus with additions from other regions of Italy. Menu features house-made pastas and pizzas, fresh seafood, roasted meats and poultry, house-made breads and desserts. www.lupivinocucina.com

Big Front Door

Big Front Door is a savory deli offering fresh made-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads complemented by our specialty wine and craft beer shop. www.bfdsandiego.com

Joe's Crab Shack

We’ll take you to the coast, even if you’re miles from the water. Joe's Crab Shack 100% Shore. www.joescrabshack.com

Stella's Pizza Pie

Our pizza is something special. Close your eyes and imagine biting into a golden, perfectly browned pizza crust, glistening with the finest olive oil and topped with a special blend of rich, gooey cheeses, Grandma Alioto's old family sauce recipe and the freshest ingredients you can find. www.stellaspizzapie.com

Sweet Bricks

We hope you enjoy our hand-crafted toffee as much as we enjoy making it. Using organic sugar (never corn syrup), we are dedicated to providing you a high quality product. We also cater to all special events from weddings to corporate events. Please ask us about bulk and wholesale pricing! sweetbricks.com

Pan Bon

At Pan Bon you will find traditional Italian dishes – both classical recipes, all well known in the States, and "every day" recipes – simple, flavorful and affordable samples of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. panbon.us

Caffe Calabria

The heart of our cafe is our coffee. Like roasting, we treat preparing espresso as a culinary art. Our baristas combine their positive energy and espresso training to artfully produce drinks. From espresso extraction to milk texturing, our seasoned baristas create epicurean masterpieces. Of course, exceptional coffee can only be highlighted by fine food. Our pastries are delivered daily from Bread & Cie. Our authentic Italian panini are light and quick, with bold and distinct flavors. Their ingredients are fresh and healthy. The result is supremely delicious and full of flavor, molto gusto. caffecalabria.com

The Field Irish Pub

A hundred thousand welcomes to THE FIELD, San Diego’s most authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant. Join us in our turn of the century Irish pub shipped literally piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. www.thefield.com

Farm Fresh to You

In 1976 our parents, Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes, graduate students at UC Davis, borrowed money from their parents to buy 20 acres of property in Capay Valley. Today, we continue to grow our family on the farm, encouraging strong roots for a better food and agriculture system for all. www.freshfarmtoyou.com

Gelato Paradiso

The characteristic boldness of our flavors is expressive of the artisanal cocoas, extracts, fresh fruits, and other quality ingredients folded into each batch. The ingredients for our gelatos are sourced from among the finest in Italy, representing various growing regions and producers throughout the country. gelatoparadiso.net

Edible Arrangements

Visit one of 1227 Edible Arrangements stores worldwide! Our stores create magnificent, fresh fruit arrangements and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit to order, for pickup or delivery, seven days a week. www.ediblearrangements.com

Car's Jars

"Craft salads made by me, delivered to you" carsjars.net

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Beer, Wine, & Spirit Vendors

Lagunitas Brewing Company

From their earliest days of striving to make consistently good beer, and instead making beer that ranged from vile, to barely drinkable, to wonderful, to elegant, to questionable-at-best. From all this and more, Lagunitas Brewing Company is emerging as a battle-tested brewery capable of making great beer out of goat's milk, brambles, and asphalt on the surface of the Moon, if need be. lagunitas.com

Twisted Manzanita Ales

We are a Production Craft Brewery and Distillery in Santee, CA with 6 year-round beers and monthly craft beer specialty releases available throughout the year. We are also producing craft spirits and our first release will be SoCal Shine our take on modern moonshine. twistedmanzanitaales.com

Twisted Manzanita Spirits

To Twisted Manzanita Spirits the art of Craft Distilling was never a trendy catch word used for marketing purposes. Craft Distilling means that from ingredient choice to finished product our distiller and owner are involved in every detail. twistedmanzanitaspirits.com

Julian Hard Cider

Once upon a time in America, Hard Cider was popular and plentiful. From the farmhouse to the White House, Hard Cider was enjoyed daily by citizens from all walks of life. With ingredients harvested from American farms, and an uncompromising focus on quality, we are crafting libations to rekindle America’s passion for Hard Cider. One taste and you will experience why Julian Hard Cider is…”American to the Core” www.julianhardcider.biz

Kill Devil Spirit Co.

Kill Devil Spirit Co. was established in 2011 in San Diego, CA by a small group of like-minded, rebellious geeks. The company is committed to the hand manufacture of world class spirits and testing the boundaries of traditional distilling practices. With every bottle produced the operation seeks to achieve a self-sustainablity which contributes to local, global and environmental prosperity.

The California Spirits Company

The California Spirits Company is a start-up micro distillery in North County San Diego. Our flagship product is a premium silver rum. www.californiaspiritscompany.com

San Pasqual Winery

San Pasqual Winery is a small, family owned winery located in La Mesa – just east of San Diego. Although the namesake dates to the 1970’s when the winery was located in the San Pasqual Valley, the winery was later “reinvented” as San Diego’s first urban winery, earning it a spot on Sunset Magazines’ list of “Hot 100 West Coast Trends.” The winery is now located in the industrial area of La Mesa, with offsite tasting rooms nearby in The Village of La Mesa and Downtown San Diego at Seaport Village. www.sanpasqualwinery.com

Half Door Brewing Co.

Half Door Brewing Co is a "pub" in the traditional Irish countryside sense of the word – a place where beer is made and served fresh. At one time in the recent past, every hamlet on the Emerald Isle had its own pub, its own brewer, and its own unique brew. HDBC was built to celebrate this tradition, with the next generation of our family at the helm, right here in the Capital of Craft– San Diego, California. www.halfdoorbrewing.com

Rip Current Brewing

At Rip Current Brewing we are going against the flow in the brewing industry by focusing on robust, flavorful beer styles from around the world. While the tidal wave of beers in the marketplace are lightly bready and largely tasteless lagers, we are creating a rip current by brewing beers that go against the tide engaging your palate with rich malty, big hoppy, sweet fruity and even some barrel-aged and sour style beers. Our goal is to give you the broadest variety of styles at our tasting room and let you tell us what you prefer. ripcurrentbrewing.com


Tandy Leather

Since 1919 Tandy Leather has been the resource for generations of leathercrafters, providing quality leather, tools, kits, and teaching resources. Tandy Leather has become the major leathercraft supplier with 100+ company-owned locations in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and Spain. www.tandyleather.com


Your hub for on-demand car services. We've set out to eliminate all of the hassles of owning and using a car. Enjoy your car, we'll take care of the rest. zirx.com