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A Taste for Student Success

By Andrew Reed

A record 525 alumni and friends of CSUSM raised their glasses while raising support at the University's annual "Taste for Student Success," a lively outdoor festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, fine wines, craft brews and premium spirits. CSUSM's picturesque Forum Plaza was buzzing as attendees strolled from booth to booth, many of which were staffed by the owners and craftsmen who are behind the 40 different vendors featured at the event.

Many crowd favorites returned, including alumni-owned Spinning Meats Catering, popular local breweries like Stone Brewing Co. and Ballast Point, and restaurants and eateries of neighboring North City, which also helped sponsor the event.

The popularity of the event continued to grow, with nearly double the number of exhibitors, including:

Pizza Port Brewing Co.Culver Beer Co.Stone Brewing Co.
Markstein Beverage Co.Twisted Horn Mead & CiderBoochcraft
Wavelength Brewing Co.Mike Hess BrewingNewtopia Cyder
Jersey Mike'sPizza NovaFreddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Ignite BistroPick Up StixSpinning Meats Catering
Prep KitchenBrother's Signature Catering & EventsFRESH Healthy Cafe
Wings-N-ThingsUrge GastropubRasta Rita
Kalifornia DistilleriesZeiler Spirits COLDCOCK WhiskeyPRP Wine International
La Fleur's WineryStehleon VineyardsForgotten Barrel
Mason AleworksMisadventure & CompanyTwin Oaks Valley Winery
Karl StraussPizza Port Brewing Co.Dickey's Barbeque Pit
The Steeping Giant CoffeeMama Kat'sKIN Whiskey
JimbuchaBallast PointWilson Creek Winery
Sodexo CateringGrit Coffee 

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