Organizers envision a balmy spring evening for this year's event, set for Tuesday, May 2, where many of the finest names in dining will prepare tantalizing samples of their wares designed to lure return visitors as they stroll about the breathtaking former military site.
Tickets for the event are $35 each and will admit holders to such famed establishments as Oggi's, Tender Greens, Luna Grill, Fig Tree Cafe, Solare, Soda & Swine, Point Loma Tea, Slater's 50/50, Fireside, Von's and others being added daily.
"With all the fundraisers going on these days from various sports and booster groups, people may not realize that Bite of Point Loma is actually the one and only key fundraiser just for all students at Point Loma High School," said event chairperson Karen Duvall Meyer.
But Meyer and her committee, with a goal of $25,000, have much more planned.
An online silent auction is already underway, featuring nearly 50 items ranging from $25 gift cards to area restaurants to such higher-ticket items as four reserved seats and parking for this year's commencement (valued at $200) to college entrance test prep courses (valued at $350) and even $1,000 credit from a local orthodontist.
Additional auction items are being accepted until April 28 by contacting Gina Vargus at email@example.com.
Tickets for the event are limited and can also be purchased at www.32auctions.com/Bite2017.
Each year the Pointer Association adopts goals for Bite of Point Loma proceeds, 100 percent of which go back to benefit students.
"The focus each year is on unfunded site improvements," Meyer noted, "areas of need the students wouldn't receive without the community's support."
This year, discovery of tainted water in local school drinking fountains has led to one goal, which is to replace PLHS fountains with filtered water stations where students would fill their own reusable bottles with safe water.
Other goals include a new speaker system for the school's performing arts center, continued upgrading and repair of lunch tables in the quad and additional campus beautification projects.
Among those assisting Meyer and Vargus are former event chairperson Jen Doud and Alisa Barba.