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Tickets on Sale Now for "Taste of the Port" on Thursday, September 21st

Aug 08, 2017 05:02PM ● By Paul Spear


Enjoy an evening of unlimited food, drinks and spectacular views of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront at Taste of the Port on Thursday, September 21, 2017. With a focus on sustainable cooking with locally-sourced ingredients and fresh fish, this second annual event will feature fare from top waterfront restaurants; a variety of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages; live entertainment; a sushi booth; and a live cooking competition during which three of San Diego’s premier chefs face off and battle to be named the 2017 Green Chef of the Bay.

Taste of the Port, organized and hosted by the Port of San Diego, will take place from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. on September 21, 2017 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier at 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

New to Taste of the Port, and during VIP-hour only, VIPs will enjoy live demos provided by local fishermen on how to filet a fish and shuck an oyster. San Diego’s commercial fishing industry reels in a variety of seafood that can be purchased at local stores and markets – including the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market on Saturdaymornings where local chefs can pick up anything from Ahi and Cal King Crab to Swordfish and Urchin to serve at their restaurants.

“We are proud of the Port of San Diego waterfront and we believe in the safekeeping and environmental care of it – land and sea. Together with our partners and sponsors, this event promotes and encourages sustainable cooking with locally-sourced ingredients to ensure San Diego Bay is and will be a vital resource for years to come,” said Port Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama.

In partnership with Cleantech San Diego, Green Love Associated Students at San Diego State University, and Ocean Connectors, Taste of the Port is the perfect opportunity to sample cuisine from around the waterfront and to be part of the Port of San Diego’s progressive sustainability efforts in a fun and enjoyable way.

Taste of the Port is part of the Port of San Diego’s Green Port Month in September – a time to promote sustainability and to increase environmental awareness among San Diego residents and visitors.

Early Bird General Admission and Early Bird VIP tickets are now available for $45 and $60 per ticket. Prices go up to $55 for General Admission and $70 for VIP on August 14. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Space is limited and this event will sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

Participating Port Restaurants:

  • Asaggio Pizza Pasta Plus
  • Blue Wave Bar and Grill
  • Coronado Marriott
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Greek Islands Café
  • Marina Kitchen
  • San Diego Convention Center
  • More to be added soon!
Participating Breweries, Wineries, and Beverage Companies:
  • Alta Brewing
  • Carruth Cellars
  • Coronado Brewing Co.
  • Cutwater Spirits
  • Fruit Craft Fermentary & Distillery
  • Hubert’s Lemonade
  • Mike Hess Brewing
  • Rekorderlig Cider
  • Stone Brewing
  • More to be added soon!

Taste of the Port Sponsors: SDG&E, Celebrity Cruises, ICF International, Republic Services, Tetra Tech, Alaska Airlines, JLL, Bank of America, Dudek, Amec Foster Wheeler, Keyser Marston Associates, Ace Parking, IPS Group, Sullivan Power

About Port of San Diego Environment:
Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems. Year after year, environmental goals are set and measured to evolve environmental initiatives – ensuring San Diego Bay remains a vibrant resource and contributes to a remarkable way of life for visitors and residents for generations to come.

About the Port of San Diego:
The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

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Paul Spear, Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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