At 11:11 a.m. Saturday morning, the memorial for Mike Hardin, owner of Hodad’s in San Diego, began at Petco’s Park in the Park. It was a public event, open to all, including the many friends he made along the way. Some of them spoke at the memorial, including Guy Fieri, U.S. Navy Chaplain John Owen, and his fellow Messlords, a group of chefs who cook for American troops around the world. A common theme was Mike’s kindness, generosity, and humanity. Continue reading
The many fans of Ocean Beach’s Hodad’s and the man who ran the burger stand, Mike “Bossman” Hardin, were shocked and grief-stricken at the news of Mr. Hardin’s untimely passing last month at the age of 56. This Saturday, friends and family of Mike Hardin will hold an event at Petco’s Park in the Park in San Diego in his honor, to begin at 11:11 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. There will be a special video tribute and live musical performances. The memorial is free and open to the public.