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Our third annual Feast event!

Follow your taste buds to Broadway Pier on Friday, September 5th, 2014 for the 3rd Annual "Reader Feast!" Tasting Event, presented by The InSlider. 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 6-9pm. The VIP ticket includes 2 full-pour drinks and a gift bag with goodies from our amazing sponsors, plus exclusive early admission at 5pm, so you can have a drink in your hand and food hot off the grill before everyone gets there.

We're also teaming up with Uber, so you can drink responsibly at Reader Feast! New Uber users can get a free round trip (up to $20 each way) by signing up at www.uber.com/go/READERFEAST, or by downloading the app and entering the code READERFEAST (new users only).

A portion of every ticket sale and all proceeds from the cash bar benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a charity for disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.

Food Vendors

The Inslider

The Inslider is San Diego’s newest food truck addiction, serving Gourmet burgers and sides on the go. Their secret recipe is simple – they only use the best ingredients. As the "Presenting Sponsor" at this year's FEAST, The Inslider is proudly featuring its "Babe Slider" made with pulled-Kurobuta pork & homemade BBQ sauce on a lightly toasted brioche-style bun. Oh, and don't miss out on their award-winning Sweet Potato Tater Tots with chipotle sauce. Yum! theinslidersd.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.aquiestexcoco.com

The Bucking Delorian

A saloon which ties the past and future together. Inspired by the movie BTTF, Developed by an ambitious young man and a team of hard working&loving staff. Serving hand-Crafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients and artisanal food such as prime steaks, fresh home made pastas and pizza, ribs, chicken, sea food and more. buckingdelorian.com

The Field Irish Pub

oin 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. As soon as you walk through the door you will be enveloped by the warm relaxing atmosphere of an old Irish country pub. If you prefer something a little stronger we boast one of San Diego's largest selection of single malt and blended whiskey. Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye - over 50 different labels in all. thefield.com

Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

Rubio's menu has grown from The Original Fish Taco to include additional chef-crafted seafood recipes that feature sustainable shrimp, Atlantic salmon, Regal Springs tilapia and mahi mahi. In addition to certified sustainable seafood, Rubio's offers grilled marinated chicken and steak, salads, handmade guacamole, "no fried" pinto beans, and a variety of salsas that are prepared daily. www.rubios.com


2Good2B is your source for Gluten, Corn and Soy Free foods that help you feel and live your absolute best. Experience a renewed and improved level of energy, vitality, and happiness! 2good2b.com

Cooking 4 Life

At Cooking 4 Life, Inc. they teach how to prepare healthy foods, using the correct equipment, that taste good and help to generate better health. They have had an office in Kearny Mesa since 2006. www.cooking-4-life.com


Beer aficionados will appreciate the 100+ taps and ever-changing chalkboard of the latest and greatest brews from around the corner and around the world. And the open kitchen keeps everyone entertained as they roll out favorite American dishes with globally inspired flavors. All this in a wide-open but welcoming space big enough for anyone and everyone who shares a passion for beer AND food. www.yardhouse.com

Crossroads at House of Blues

Our delicious cuisine is a mix of American and international dishes created by one of the hottest chefs in America, Food Network star and celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Chef Aaron's menu is bold yet classic and has a contemporary twist that will leave your taste buds singing all the way home. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego/crossroads

Solare Ristorante Italiano

Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team are dedicated to providing an amazing dining experience for you. Chef Accursio Lotà’s authentic Southern Italian cuisine features a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients … including fresh pasta made each morning and organic produce, wild fish, and hormone free meat. We offer a full lounge and bar offering a deep selection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. www.solarelounge.com

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Check out our amazing menu where you’ll find plenty of delicious pub food. You can wash it all down with your choice of more than 30 draft and bottled beers! www.tiltedkilt.com

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Old Town Mexican Cafe is home to the wildly popular tequila dinner showcases that take place about 4 to 5 times a year. We also host the annual Cinco De Mayo party all day which attracts the largest diverse crowd in San Diego, with 2 DJs and Mariachi Bands running all night. We are proud of the rich and growing history Old Town Mexican Cafe has made in San Diego and invite you to experience it for yourself. www.oldtownmexcafe.com

Chris' Ono Grinds

This is what we bring to our patrons: fresh and tasty unprocessed, made-from-scratch food; made from the heart, too - you know: MADE WITH ALOHA from me to you. Aloha isn’t just a commercialized word of greeting that the greeters say to tourists as they debark their carrier; Aloha is a word of passion and essence, conveying fondness, compassion, caring and capturing a person’s mana (inner power, strength, integrity), in every utterance. Aloha is a special word and should not and is not given indiscriminately. My onolicious grinds are made with ALOHA for you. onogrindscafe.com

Top of the Market

This award-winning restaurant is widely regarded as one of San Diego's finest. Executive Chef Ivan Flowers' Exhibition kitchen showcases a seasonal menu of the freshest and highest-quality seafood. Views from Point Loma to the Coronado Bridge make Top of the Market a premier Southern California destination. www.thefishmarket.com

BiCE San Diego

Italian Fine Dining & Cuisine: BiCE masterfully combines delectable innovation with traditional Italian cuisine, featuring local and seasonal ingredients. Perfectly located in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, just three blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center, BiCE offers Italy’s modern sophistication with affordable menu options. Experience BiCE’s chic and upscale dining experience, along with an authentic warmth and hospitality that Italy is known for. bicesandiego.com

Ice Blast

Ice Blast is a family owned business that has just opened up in the Summer of 2013. We try our best to make it as close as we can to real Hawaiian shaved ice. It's not the chunky ice like snow cone, it's smooth and soft. Come check us out! www.iceblastshavedice.com

Bread & Cie Bakery

Bread & Cie Bakery and Café bakes hand-made, old-world European rustic bread and pastries seven days a week. The unique flavors, textures, and crusts give our breads a wonderful versatility and are a result of meticulous preparation using age-old artisan bread making techniques, premium ingredients, and the finest stone-hearth oven imported from Europe. www.breadandcie.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

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

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

Kebob House

Mediterranean food served from location in Golden Hill. Stop by for a Shawarma, Kebob, Gyro, Falafel and more! 2479 Broadway San Diego, CA 92102.

RA Sushi

Lively music, a vibrant crowd, inventive cocktails and the best sushi this side of Tokyo. You know when you’re in the RA because there’s no other place like it. Order up the best sushi in town and delight in our signature rolls or amazing Japanese fusion cuisine. www.rasushi.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes

At Nothing Bundt Cakes, two good friends have combined the warmth of nostalgia with a fresh, modern approach. Our luscious cakes are made with the finest, premium ingredients, including fresh eggs, real butter and cream cheese. Each bite slowly melts in your mouth, calling you back to a day when life was a little sweeter and time passed more slowly. www.nothingbundtcakes.com

La Tequila Mexican Cocina

Karina's was founded on the premier of traditional Mexican style Family cuisine with the passion of the founding family to make everyone feel like family. Also being a hub where art, craft, music & culture can serve as the setting for the guiltiest pleasure, authentic fine dining. www.karinasseafood.com

Beer, Wine, & Spirit Vendors

Shock Top

Shock Top is a traditional Belgian-Style wheat ale. It was originally created in 2006 as a seasonal brew under the name Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. After collecting gold in ’06 and bronze in ’07 in the Belgian White category at the North American Beer Awards, we decided to brew year-round and switch the name to Shock Top. We couldn’t be happier with our decision. And the best decision you can make is to try some Shock Top for yourself. shocktopbeer.com

Goose Island

Goose Island Brewpub opened its' doors in 1988 to dive into the world of craft beers in Chicago, IL. After much success, including 16 years of medals at the Great American Beer Festival, they continue to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers available in all 50 states. www.gooseisland.com

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River in beautiful Bend, Oregon, home base to our adventurous, award-winning lineup of pioneering beers. You're welcome to drop in, sample our beers, and meet the beer-obsessed folks who tend them. deschutesbrewery.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

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

Oak Mountain Winery

Nestled high atop the northeasterly hills of Temecula Valley Wine Country, are the vineyards and winery of Oak Mountain. This picturesque hillside vineyard estate produces the myriad of wines sampled in Oak Mountain Winery’s Tasting Room. Family owned and operated since the doors opened in 2000, owners Steve and Valerie invite you to join them in their growing tasting room just off the De Portola Wine Trail. oakmountainwinery.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

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.

California Fruit Wine

At California Fruit Wine we are in the business of handcrafting wine from fruit other than grapes. We use whole fruit, skillfully bringing out the best character, to create the perfect drink to use in sangria, mimosas, or any other signature fruit wine cocktails. www.californiafruitwine.com

Deep Eddy Vodka

Using premium ingredients is the core of everything we believe in. Coupled with a commitment to quality and a sustainable process... it really doesn't get any better than this! deepeddyvodka.com

Falkner Winery

Falkner Winery: Located in Temecula Valley, CA, Falkner Winery is a long time in the making. Our story is one of passion, perseverance and of course great wine. www.falknerwinery.com

St. Petersburg Vodka

The Taste of Russia www.stpetersburgvodka.com

Groundswell Brewing Company

So here’s what you need to know. We are brewers and culinarians.We want our beer to taste good, but we also want it to taste good with food. We don’t want to blow-out your palate, we want you to explore the hidden flavors and understand the complexities of the taste. We love beer. We want you to love beer. groundswellbrew.com


Sapporo is the original Japanese beer. From the first batch of our lager brewed in 1876 to the tall steel can in your hand today — Sapporo beer has always celebrated originality. sapporobeer.com


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