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San Diego Sriracha Festival

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San Diego Sriracha Festival

Having launched the first annual Sriracha Festival in Los Angeles in 2013, The Sriracha Cookbook and FOOD GPS brought the Sriracha love to San Diego, and lucky me, I was brought in to photograph the variety of Sriracha themed dishes and drinks with Liberty Station as my backdrop! A sampling of the photos I took are below.

[Above] The Bellows' team preparing their Sriracha-cured grilled cobia with sambal-spice couscous, labne cream, and herbs, and [below] the final product.

See those burgers being cooked below? Those are Slater 50/50's signature 50% ground bacon, 50% ground beef patties! For the festival, the created the Sriracha Burger: Sriracha spiced patty topped with pepper jack cheese, chargrilled yellow onion, Sriracha sauteed Mushrooms, Sriracha glazed bacon, Sriracha garlic cole slaw, Sriracha mayo and (more!) Sriracha on Brioche Bun.

[Below] The Tractor Room showcased braised wild boar sliders with goat cheese sour cream, caramelized onions and Sriracha BBQ Sauce.

[Below] WOW WOW Waffle wowed us (no pun intended!) with liège waffle bites topped with avocado, roasted chicken and Sriracha.

Because you can never have too much Sriracha sauce on your waffle!

[Above] Because you can never have too much Sriracha on your waffle!

[Below] Burbank's own Quenelle served Kecap Manis ice cream bar with slack sesame streusel, brown butter emulsion and Sriracha gastrique.

[Below] The Patio's powdered Sriracha-crusted seared ono with sea bean slaw and plum chutney.

[Below] The gentleman behind Los Angeles Ale Works serving craft soda, including a sparkling Thai iced tea [bottom right].

[Below] Portola Coffee Lab served up some of their traditional iced coffees and lattes, a great way to quench my thirst after tons of Sriracha! 

[Below] Thank you Brothers Provisions for combing three amazing items - Sriracha, beer, and cheese - into one, and then making a slider with it!

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[Below] SuperNatural Sandwiches was frying shrimp behind their tent to ensure their crispy Sriracha shrimp sliders with Sriracha chive aioli, with house made green Sriracha and Sriracha salt were super fresh!

[Below] Bartender Jason Bran was on site mixing 'Some Like it Hot' a combination  of Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, pineapple, mango, lime, and Sriracha.

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[Below] Churros el Tigre fried their delicious churros on location and accompanied them with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche with a hint of Sriracha.

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Taste at the Cove - Part 1 of 2

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Taste at the Cove - Part 1 of 2

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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters were eagerly providing samples of their coffee.
I love you Puesto tacos!

I love you Puesto tacos!

Did you that Suja juices and teas are made in San Diego?  Hello, local! :)

Did you that Suja juices and teas are made in San Diego?  Hello, local! :)

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The 13th annual Taste at the Cove is the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation's five star, premiere fundraising event that showcases food from some of San Diego's top restaurants. You can imagine my excitement when I saw two of my favorite San Diego spots - Puesto and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters - at the event! See Taste at the Cove - Part 2 of 2 for highlights of the event's fashion show, live auction, and local honorees.

Photographed for Jaime Murray Photography at La Jolla Cove.

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