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Wed, Jan 24


Cross Street Chicken and Beer

Convoy Stories + Community Social!

San Diego Food System Alliance, Asian Business Association, & Pac Arts Movement are coming together for a delicious and meaningful evening!

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Convoy Stories + Community Social!
Convoy Stories + Community Social!

Time & Location

Jan 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jan 25, 2024, 8:00 PM

Cross Street Chicken and Beer, 4403 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111, USA

About the event

Join us for a delicious and meaningful winter social at Cross Street Chicken and Beer—in the heart of the vibrant Convoy District!

San Diego Food System Alliance, Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD), and Pacific Arts Movement are coming together for a winter social celebrating small food businesses and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) stories & organizing in San Diego.

This event is open to the public. We welcome anyone who loves local food and is passionate about uplifting a diverse regional food culture + economy in San Diego County ❤️‍🔥


4pm | Event begins!

4-5pm | Convoy Street Historic Walking Tour 📍 Meet at Cross Street Chicken & Beer Embark on a guided walking tour led by Kathleen Dang—San Diego County API organizer, culture tender, and coalition builder who is proud to call this community home. Hear stories of Convoy figures past and present, and the significance this neighborhood has had for generations of San Diego residents.

5:45pm |"Community Eats" Short Film Screening 📍 Cross Street Chicken & Beer, Outdoor Patio Since 2005, Pacific Arts Movement has empowered San Diego high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking through its 8-week summer class, Reel Voices. Reel Voices helps students become socially-conscious storytellers, learn video editing, and experience all stages of production. "Community Eats" is a Reel Voices project, highlighting San Diego's API food business owners and their stories.

Throughout the evening | Food, networking, activities 🌱 Plant-based options are available

Please come by anytime from 4-8pm, and join San Diego Food System Alliance, ABASD, and Pac Arts Movement for food, networking, and activities on the outdoor patio of Cross Street Chicken & Beer. Hope to see you there!

*8pm | Event end 🫰🏽

While this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can plan accordingly. Space is limited!

About Cross Street Chicken and Beer

It all began in 2017 when husband and wife Tommy Nguyen and Grace Chi opened Cross Street with their best friend and flavor master, Wilson To. Together, they offer a new take on traditional Korean fried chicken by marrying it with classic southern spices. The best of both worlds! Native to Convoy, San Diego, they wanted to give back to their community and create a place for locals to come by after work and enjoy themselves. A place with great food, great vibes, and great service.

About San Diego Food System Alliance

San Diego Food System Alliance is a diverse and inclusive community of leaders in San Diego County—farmers, fishermen, food business owners, workers, organizers, policymakers, funders, and residents—committed to building a food system that works for everyone. Together, we are working toward the goals and objectives in San Diego County Food Vision 2030, collectively outlined by our community.

We believe that changing the way we grow food, move food, share food, and think about food ultimately changes the way we treat the planet and each other.

About Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD)

Founded in 1990, Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD) represents the interests of over 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses throughout San Diego County. ABASD believes in building sustainable communities through inclusive economic development and a qualified diverse workforce.

About Pacific Arts Movement

We are part of a movement for positive social change that is building a voice and an audience for marginalized perspectives.

Originally founded in 2000 as the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest media arts organizations dedicated to enriching the community through stories of Asia and its diaspora. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society through the Pan Asian media arts. Pac Arts aims to serve the broadest audience possible to transform lives, expand people’s view of the world, and strengthen San Diego’s love of film and film culture.

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