Support A Worthwhile Cause While Indulging In Delicious Bites & Sips At The 9th Annual Eat. Drink. Read. On May 17 | Enter To Win Tickets

April 29, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, from 6-8:30pm, the San Diego Council on Literacy will take over the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park for its annual culinary fundraising festival. Eat. Drink. Read. will make taste buds soar as more than 20 of San Diego's top chefs prepare inspired tastings based off their favorite childhood book! We are raffling off 2 passes to this fantastic event!

Now in its ninth year, the San Diego Council on Literacy’'s signature fundraising event continues to grow in popularity, with more celebrated chefs joining the fleet to create ingenious bites inspired by their favorite literary tales and characters. San Diego brewers, distillers and winemakers will also bring their libations to the event, which will feature live music and a chef battle –with awards presented by judges for “Best Dish,” “Best Dessert,” “Best Display” and “People’s Choice.”

The list of participating restaurants, chefs, breweries and wineries serving up samples at Eat. Drink. Read. includes Civico 1845, Casa Guadalajara, Urban Solace,• Jsix Restaurant, Waypoint Public, Solare Lounge, Galaxy Taco, Hotel Republic, Fishmonger’s Market, Priority Public House, PARC Bistro-Brasserie, Pacific Del Mar, It’s Myne Chocolates, Eclipse Chocolate, Sunny Side Kitchen, Casanova Fish Tacos, Chinitas Pies, Students from San Diego Continuing Education’s Culinary Arts Program, Cutwater Spirits, You & Yours Distilling Co., Liberty Call Distilling, Karma Tequila, Stone Brewing Co., Solar Rain, and more.

"Literacy is a fundamental requirement for an individual to succeed in life and for our society to thrive,”" said Jose Cruz, CEO of San Diego Council on Literacy  “"In addition to being a fantastic event, ‘Eat. Drink. Read.’ funds books for children, supplies and materials for literacy programs, coordination of literacy campaigns, referrals for literacy services and more.”"

Tickets to Eat. Drink. Read. are available online for $75 for GA and $125 for VIP, which includes early entry at 5:30pm, a special VIP sitting area, and special food and beverage tastes. San Diego Council on Literacy'’s flagship event and a San Diego culinary mainstay, “Eat. Drink. Read.” raises needed funds to support the nonprofit’s 27 affiliated literacy programs that annually serve more than 179,000 residents of all ages at no cost. More than 520,000 adults in San Diego have difficulty reading – and most of them are native English speakers. Many of these adults are parents, and their children are adversely affected by their parent's low-level literacy skills.

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