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Ocean Friendly Restaurant Monthly Roundup, March 2023

New and Renewed OFR's in March:

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters




The Grill at Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines Bar and Grill

A.R. Valentien

A.R Valentein

Dockside 1953


Red Marlin






Pacific Coast Spirits


Keep an eye on the OFR List for newly added restaurants

Upcoming OFR Events:   

  • For the month of April, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will donate $1 to Surfrider for every bag of their Earth Blend coffee purchased. 
  • Surfrider San Diego Ocean Friendly Restaurants program needs your help to reach our 2023 goal of registering 100 restaurants to be Ocean Friendly! Restaurants are ready and willing to be more sustainable. Join us at the next OFR meeting, Thursday, April 27th 6:30-8:00pm. Register here
    • Bring your ideas
    • Learn how to reach out to restaurants about becoming Ocean Friendly
    • Learn how to perform compliance checks
    • Get involved with OFR and policy work
    • OFR event planning
  • Volunteer Rally March-April. The volunteer who recruits the most new or renewed restaurants will win a gift card to an OFR. 

Monthly OFR Spotlight: The Evan's Group

It seems like a no brainer that San Diego hotels would work to preserve the local beaches that draw people to them, but unfortunately the waste within hospitality often gets overlooked. The Evan’s Group (think The Bahia, The Catamaran, and The Lodge at Torrey Pines) is a different story, they are showcasing the opportunities for the hospitality industry to be environmentally conscious. In addition to renewing  their hotel restaurants, A.R. Valentien, Oceana, Dockside 1953, and The Grill at Torrey Pines in the OFR program, they also participate in California's Green Lodging Program. Because of their efforts to purchase environmentally friendly products, reduce water usage, and limit waste, all three of their hotels are certified at the highest, Environmentalist level of the Green Lodging Program.