The California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and home to the world famous Steinhart Aquarium, hosts a unique event every Thursday night. The NightLife series is an over 21 event, opening the doors for a few hours of food, drink, music and mingling, while being able to enjoy the great displays and exhibits. Last evening’s theme at CAS was sustainable seafood helping to inform and educate about being more aware of the food we eat.
On hand were chefs from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants with live cooking demos using sustainable fish, Hog Island Oyster company sharing some of their delectable farm-raised treats and great informative displays and literature on the benefits of sustainable seafood. It was great to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium and its Seafood WATCH program on hand, sharing information including the handy pocket guides to make more informed seafood selections when out dining.
While the seafood guides have been out for a while and are a great choice when buying or dining out and looking for seafood but sometimes it is difficult to figure out what is good and what is not when heading out for sushi. Well the Seafood WATCH now has you covered with the handy pocket sushi guide as well as incorporating it into both the free iPhone and Android apps available for download. Not only does the guide tell you the common name of the fish but also gives you the Japanese name of the sushi to make it even easier to make better seafood choices.
Each Thursday the CAS team has a different theme making it a fun and unique experience. Sure seeing all the wonders of the CAS and Steinhart Aquarium with children is wonderfully exciting but it is a really neat experience to be able to wander through the displays without strollers and kids darting around and enjoy the evening with family and friends. Visit the CAS website for more information on upcoming NightLife series.