Friday June 9th was the annual Mama?s Day event and fundraiser for Mama?s Kitchen, a non-profit organization here in San Diego.

“Mama’s Kitchen delivers three nutritional meals a day, seven days a week at no charge to men, women and children living with AIDS or other critical illnesses. Additionally, Mama’s Kitchen provides grocery bags and pantry services (Mama’s Pantry) to people affected by AIDS. Through these services, we are able to provide food, compassion and hope to over 1,500 people annually living throughout San Diego County.”

gap intelligence employees have worked with Mama?s Kitchen in the past and Kelly, who first introduced us to Mama?s Kitchen, has been a member of the board.

Mama?s Day is hosted the Friday before Mother?s Day at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, California. The event features over 65 local restaurants who all serve their signature dishes that range from lobster ravioli to chocolate covered strawberries.

For the past six years, the event is highlighted by my overeating until blindness and then being wheeled out by horse and carriage.

My Top 5 in Gluttony (over three helpings each):

1) Dusted Sea Scallop ? Torreyana Grille of La Jolla

(just melted)

2) Ahi Salad ? Azul of La Jolla

(with peach sauce)

3) Steak ? Flemings Prime Steakhouse


4) Jamaican Style Pork ? Nine Ten of La Jolla

(hurts so good spicy)

5) King Crab Cracker ? Blue Coral Seafood of La Jolla UTC

(those ?Dangerous Catch? guys deserve every nickel?.every nickel).

If you find yourself with some free time in your schedule, Mama?s can always .

Your Momma would be proud.