ATOD Magazine is a proud Media Partner of OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival!
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With 1000 General Admission Tix and 250 VIP, we were proud to have a SOLD OUT Event!
This festival is something very close to my heart – and it’s on the pier where I spent the majority of my youth. What an incredible opportunity to eat exquisite food, sip the best in spirits all the while educating food lovers about what sustainability actually means. Something about knowing where you food comes, enjoying cocktails, beer, wine, and incredible food from some of the very best in the business, who practice and believe in sustainability is truly an honor! I’m an avid supporter of Seafood For The Future and a fan of all of the brands we’ve brought together. This will be one NOT to miss!
– Dawn Garcia, ATOD Magazine
Introducing the first-ever OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival, a seafood tasting and community awareness event on the Santa Monica Pier in celebration of National Seafood Month. The event will take place on Saturday Oct. 17, 2015 from 3-7 p.m., and bring the city’s finest chefs together to present dishes with their favorite underwater ingredients while raising funds and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement through a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program.
We’re very excited to have OFF THE HOOK at the Pier,” said Jay Farrand, Santa Monica Pier Administrator. “Sustainability is a critical topic and OFF THE HOOK is a great way to bring the community together and get the discussion started on how we approach seafood more responsibly.
Participating restaurants include The Lobster, Geoffrey’s Malibu, Catch, Del Frisco’s Grille, FIG Santa Monica, The Farm, Il Grano, Gladstone’s, Bubba Gump, The Albright, Manchego, Whiskey Red’s, Rusty’s Surf Ranch and more. Other exhibitors include Santa Monica Seafood, Santa Monica Aquarium, Bulletproof Coffee, Whole Foods Market Wilshire & 5th, Boxed Water, Gardein, The Jolly Oyster and Moet ICE.
We need to eat more of the right kinds of seafood to support human and ocean health,” said Kim Thompson, Program Manager for Seafood for the Future. “We are delighted to partner with OFF THE HOOK to highlight and celebrate the important role that local seafood from well-managed wild-capture fisheries and environmentally responsible aquaculture play in the bigger picture of responsible seafood!