San Diego’s Annual “I Love Poke” Festival is Back to Celebrate Our Fave Meal-in-a-Bowl


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Seafood fans, this one’s for you! On May 22, the annual food competition that brings out the best of the best for an island-inspired showdown is back for the ninth year.

That’s right — ready your forks, folks, I Love Poke San Diego is returning to Bali Hai Restaurant, and our favorite meal-in-a-bowl is the star of the show.

The O-Fish-Al Competition

Each year, I Love Poke San Diego serves as the ultimate throw down for everything island fare. We’re talking poke, pies, Hawaiian BBQ, and everything in between. Expect a cut-throat competition featuring some stellar San Diego chefs and a few cameos from Hawaii’s top culinary artists.

While we love the competitive spirit, let’s be honest, the real draw is the tastings. Each ticket includes the chance to snack on the sweet and savory competition offerings from all the chefs and restaurants. Sign us up!

This year, we’re rooting for a few Fitt faves — Tidal, Toronado, Bivouc Ciders, Harney Sushi, Sweetfin Poke, Supernatural Sandwiches, and Underbelly.

But, we won’t tell if you try them all.

Leis & Live Music

While you’re deciding what your poke pick is, kick back and relax to SoCal musician, Swells, who will be playing all the island-vibe music while donning a lei from Carlsbad flower company KT Orchids.

So, gather up all your foodie friends and mark your calendar. You’re not gonna want to miss the chance to hit up I Love Poke San Diego 2018 and spend your Tuesday on island time.

Event Details

What: I Love Poke Fest

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 6pm to 9pm

Where: Bali Hai Restaurant | 2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego

Get Tickets!

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