Civil Eats, the 10-year-old outlet with excellent reporting on the American food system, will throw its third annual party and fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 13 — and the auction prizes are quite something. You can win a chance to have a meal in Minneapolis with adventurous eater Andrew Zimmern, dinner in New York with nutrition scholar Marion Nestle, lunch in L.A. with democratizing food critic Ruth Reichl, and many other treats (mostly food-related, of course).
Hosted by Dogpatch bar and event space The Pearl, it’s a night designed to help a vital journalistic site continue its outstanding work reconnecting people with the food they consume. Not unlike a CUESA of the written word, Civil Eats educates its readers on the realities of living in a food desert and how NAFTA regulations can wield a dramatic impact on the products that wind up on grocery store shelves.
Since this is something of a foodie town, the evening’s sponsors are a who’s-who of socially conscious enterprises, from Cowgirl Creamery and Tartine to Nopalito and Namu Gaji. Now that the election is past and there are no more candidates and ballot props to back with your hard-earned money, a feisty voice for independent media might be just the cause worth of your support.
Civil Eats’ annual celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Pearl, 601 19th St. $175; civileats.com