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

Fresh fish featured in a delightful dish at Johnny’s Harborside, one of many restaurants participating in Taste of the Harbor 2012

The fifth annual “Taste of the Harbor” on Tuesday September 11 offers food and wine from Santa Cruz restaurants and benefits O’Neill Sea Odyssey 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 a raffle and live auction plus live music by The Original Substitutes. Advance reservations are $49 per person, or pay $55 at the door.

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 Aquarius and Hula’s. For more information visit event web site.

O’Neill Sea Odyssey (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. OSO has served more than 60,000 students so far with this free community program.

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