Join the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) and the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future Program to eat, drink, learn, and connect over Baja inspired fish tacos with a conscience. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Shelter Surf Shop, 2148 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. The cost is $10 at the door and is for the 21 and older crowd.

With the retro California surf vibe of Shelter Surf Shop and the folksy surf music of Seth Pettersen, guests will feel like they’ve just stepped off the beach; a perfect backdrop for Baja-style beach cuisine.   Why Baja fish tacos?  It is summer time in Southern California and Baja-style eats are about as much a part of our culture as 405 traffic. Such close proximity to Mexico has lent the region a beautiful mosaic of different strains of Mexican cooking, especially that of Baja.

Seafood for the Future is the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nonprofit advisory and promotional program dedicated to encouraging healthy and responsible seafood choices as well as overall sustainable eating habits. The program bridges the gap between retail entities and the consumer by building a network of businesses- restaurants, distributors, and producers- that are committed to providing better seafood choices from well-managed fisheries or farms. ( For media inquiries contact Marilyn Padilla at /(562)951-1684.

The AIWF is a nonprofit organization and public charity dedicated to promoting health and well-being through the enjoyment of good food, drink, and fellowship that comes from dining together around the table. Known for its signature program Days of Taste® where chefs and farmers teach fourth and fifth graders how food moves from farm to table, the AIWF has 27 chapters with more than 4,000 members nationwide. (