Taste of the Harbor 2013: Santa Cruz restaurants benefit O’Neill Sea Odyssey

Food from Cafe El Palomar at Taste of the Harbor 2012

Food from Cafe El Palomar at Taste of the Harbor 2012

The sixth annual “Taste of the Harbor” on Tuesday Sept 17 offers food from Santa Cruz restaurants and benefits O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO) through the Intero Foundation.

The event, hosted by Intero Real Estate Services at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, is from 4:30 p.m. to sunset and includes live music and an auction. Advance reservations are $49 per person, or pay $55 at the door. It’s located at Intero Real Estate Services and the adjacent Harbor Beach, at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

Participating restaurants include several at the harbor – Café El Palomar, The Kind Grind, Aldo’s, Johnny’s Harborside, and The Crow’s Nest – plus others such as Zameen, Aunt LaLi’s Treats, and Hula’s. For more information see event web site.

OSO was founded in 1996 by surfer Jack O’Neill, who created a unique, hands-on program aboard a boat in the Monterey Bay (follow-up programs are held in an education center that’s on land). Central California kids in the 4th-6th grades participate and learn about topics including marine science and conservation. Since its launch, OSO has served more than 75,000 students so far with this free program (each group completes a community service project in order to participate).

Event parking at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is $2. There is complimentary shuttle service available from the upper harbor, and a water taxi from the west harbor.

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