Some people call money "bread" or "cheddar," but you can do better than a cheese sandwich at the Taste of Microfinance.
Opportunity Fund claims be the largest microlender in the Bay Area. Koji Kanematsu and Kan Hasegawa received $10,000 from Opportunity Fund to get their poorly spelled Onigilly (Japanese rice balls are onigiri) operation going.
Unfortunately you won't be able to sample creations from any up-and-coming vendors seeking funding. But you can taste plenty of stuff from people who are already licensed to dish, along with unlimited Skyy vodka cocktails and Lagunitas beer.
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas: Pork and cheese tamale, chicken and green salsa tamale, rajas and cheese tamale
Eji's Ethiopian: Mini injera wraps with red lentils
Onigilly: Spicy shrimp with tobiko and spicy aioli, Japanese eggplant marinated in house dressing
Love & Hummus: Hummus on pita and cucumbers
El Buen Comer: Tostaditas con tinga de pollo, tostaditas con ensalada de nopales
La Luna Cupcakes: Mars red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, vanilla cupcake with fresh strawberry swirl, asteroid cookies & cream