Taste of the Nation Returns on March 28

Join dozens of S.F. bars and restaurants next Thursday, to help end childhood hunger.

Although we live in a place of immeasurable bounty, advocates contend that as many as one-in-four residents of San Francisco and Marin counties is food-insecure. The tragedy of deprivation in the land of plenty goes double for children, who must depend on the adults in their lives to keep them healthy and fed.

So next Thursday, March 28, dozens of San Francisco bars and restaurants will assemble at the Regency Ballroom for Taste of the Nation. Organized by the nonprofit No Kid Hungry, it’s all about working toward an equitable future by eradicating hunger and funding school-lunch programs, and the $150 general-admission ticket gets you bites and drinks from heavy-hitters like Ayala, China Live, Souvla, Octavia, Slanted Door, and Waterbar.

Always a do-gooder, chef Traci Des Jardins will be represented by School Night and The Commissary, whose executive chef Eric Minnich will serve a variant of Spanish albondigas that pairs well with beer from Fort Point Beer Company.

Taste of the Nation,  Thursday, March 28, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., $150-$250, events.nokidhungry.org

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