“30th on 30th“—held on 30th Street on the 30th of each month in North Park, San Diego—is a food and drink event that promotes a handful of neighborhood restaurants while also encouraging the community to come together and celebrate chefs who value sustainable and local ingredients. Eaters can enjoy an affordable bite and one of San Diego’s renowned craft beers in front of the establishments, so people can essentially “food hop,” if you will, from one place to another. In the end, it’s a bit like a food-obsessed block party, and—in the eighth largest city in the country—patrons are able to enjoy the communal bounty of just one tasty street.
The idea to do an audio-visual piece was rather spontaneous. Adam Carr had come to pay us a visit for the weekend. He had recently left his job as a community storyteller for 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, a public radio hybrid, where he produced close to 800 short-form audio stories, on topics ranging from arts and youth issues to civic engagement and neighborhood development. We had plans to hit up 30th on 30th that night and it was pretty clear he was itching to do what he loved: create an audio piece of the event. Excellent: let this award-winning broadcaster do his thing! (with yours truly snapping photos along the way)
And so we present a collaboration between Let There Be Bite and Adam Carr… enjoy!