On September 17th, Slow Food USA challenged the nation to cook a meal for $5 or less per person to prove that real food is an equally affordable alternative to fast food. From Slow Food Urban San Diego‘s (SFUSD) event at the Little Italy’s farmers’ market to the Let There Be Bite goodie bag giveaway at Sea Rocket Bistro (tasting their $5 stew and much more), it was decidedly an eating extravaganza. Above: SFUSD offered various recipes with ingredients that could all be found just steps away at the market.
Pepper-palooza! Organic peppers from Suzie’s Farm (stay tuned this fall for my video interviewing Quinn Wilson at Suzie’s organic fields near the Mexican border)
Woah! Good looking deep dish pizza in San Diego—anyone tried Berkeley Pizza yet?
At Sea Rocket Bistro, info cards on how to win the LTBB goodie bag packed with partner vendor food products (to get you started in the kitchen on your next $5 meal), and $15 pitchers of local craft beer on special.
Chef Chad White serving up his $5 Picadillo-style stew: ground beef, black-eyed peas, okra, bell pepper, corn, tomato, hot spices, and more. Detailed recipe coming in next week’s post showcasing various $5 recipes—stay tuned!
The $5 stew was delicious! I will definitely be trying the recipe.
We took a walk after lunch and ended up at the Linkery, where we ran into Quinn Wilson (and friend Katelyn) of Suzie’s Farm!
Rounding it all out (or is that my waistline?), Sunday brunch at Blind Lady Ale House. Glad to report that all I craved for dinner was a plum.