In this month of "Taste Of" events, Liberty Station's is notable - it's the first. Here's what you need to know.
When: June 21, 5-9 p.m.
Why you should go: Already blessed with a bevy of quality eateries, the opening of Liberty Public Market last year put Liberty Station on the foodie map. Music and art will also be featured in this inaugural "Taste Of."
Don't-miss bites: Start at the center courtyard's Bubbly Garden to pair sparkling wines with Venissimo Cheese's Swiss emmentaler then head to the market's Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop for roasted pork loin with salsa verde. Cross the street for some crispy pork belly from Fireside by the Patio. Then walk off some of the calories by making your way to Soda & Swine for meatballs with marinara, basil and Parmesan or mac and cheese. End on a sweet note with chocolate samples at Chi Chocolat.
Full food line-up
Here's who is serving what, according to the event website.
Banyan Kitchen Cafe - Savory Bites
Chi Chocolat - Chocolate Samples
Cold Stone Creamery - Ice Cream Samples
Crafted Baked Goods - Petite MooPie
Dirty Birds - Famous Chicken Wings
Fireside by the Patio - Crispy Pork Belly
Le Parfait Paris - Cream puff filled with a berry sauce, mascarpone whipped cream, fresh raspberry and mint
Local Greens - Hang Ten Thai bowl with tofu and buckwheat soba noodles (Vegetarian) or Banzai Basil Rice Bowl (Vegan/Gluten Free)
Lolli San Diego Sweets - Fresh Popcorn
Moniker Coffee - Fresh Coffee
Nekter Juice Bar - Acai Bowl sample (V/GF upon request)
Officine Buona Forchetta - Cannoli
Pasta Design - Face up meatball sandwich
Point Loma Tea - Scottish Caramel Pu-erh Tea (aged 5 years) and Sangria Fruit Tea over ice with a variety of tea infused cookies and shortbread tarts with jam
Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop - Roasted Pork Loin with Salsa Verde, Kale Caesar salad or Lemon Kokuho rice
Slaters 50/50 - Backyard Basic Furter: Bacon wrapped Hot Dog with Bacon inside served on a poppyseed bun
Soda & Swine - Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, Basil, Parmesan Cheese or Mac and Cheese
Solare Ristorante in the Bubbly Garden and Restaurant - Baja Shrimp and Cherry Tomato skewers
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden - Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Minced Chive, Shallot, Yuzu Vinaigrette, Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Caviar
The Lot - Assorted Flatbreads
Trader Joes - Indian Fish Korma with Rice and Spiced Chai Tea