Celebrating diversity in perspective and storytelling through food Chew The Scene serves as the annual launch party for the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

6TH ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019 back at the San Diego Natural History Museum for the 6th Annual Chew The Scene as we prepare to launch the 20th anniversary San Diego Asian Film Festival!

Don’t miss out on the most exciting food and film event of the year!

5TH ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 9, 2018
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In its largest iteration yet, the 5th Annual Chew The Scene gave exciting new culinary concepts a home under the umbrella of Asian American cuisine and challenged San Diego chefs to tell their own Asian American food stories with creative, off-menu dishes.

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And for the first time ever, awards were presented to the restaurants who best exemplified the spirit of the festival—and its festival sections—and whose dishes best met the challenge of creating a hybrid, bastardized, or idiosyncratic off-menu dish emblematic of Asian American cuisine today.

WINNER
MASTERS

WINNER
ASIA POP!

WINNER
ASIAN AMERICAN PANORAMA

WINNERS (TIE!)
DISCOVERIES

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4TH ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 10, 2017

The 4th Annual Chew The Scene celebrated the histories, stories, and memories behind the food prepared by participating restauranteurs, chefs, and food partners. Like the film festival it launches, the Chew The Scene 2017 aimed to showcase how food, like film, can tell and celebrate stories of Asian America.

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3RD ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 11, 2016

Now housed in Brick SD, a new location for the 3rd Annual Chew The Scene, the event kicked off the San Diego Asian Film Festival, combining food and drink tastings while giving attendees first opportunity in San Diego to preview the film festival’s lineup of films and programs.

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2ND ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 1, 2015

The 2nd Annual Chew The Scene kicked off the San Diego Asian Film Festival, combining food and drink tastings while giving attendees first opportunity in San Diego to preview the film festival’s lineup of films and programs.

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1ST ANNUAL

CHEW THE SCENE

OCTOBER 1, 2014

The inaugural Chew The Scene featured appearances by special guest Su Mei Yu, host of Savor San Diego and honorary co-chairs Beverly Kim, Top Chef Season 9 finalist, and Sam The Cooking Guy.

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