La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival has become one of the few events where you can eat food from Michelin-approved places like A16 alongside buzzy street foods like Don Bugito's moth larvae tacos. The festival has just announced the dates for its fourth annual event this summer, along with the promise of a larger footprint, more vendors, and "one bar that's three times the size of the bar in years past."
The event kicks off August 17th with a new Night Market at Alemany Farmer's Market, a fundraiser intended to conjure the night-time street food affairs of Bangkok. (Read more about it and buy $25 pre-sale tickets here). The next day, August 18th, the official Street Food Festival ensues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., spanning eight city blocks: Folsom St. between 20th St. and 26th St., and 21st St. to 25th st. between Shotwell and Treat St. (Here's last year's map for comparison sake).
Although the full list of more than 70 vendors hasn't been released yet, La Cocina already has some exciting new participant confirmed, including State Bird Provisions, Hawker Fare, Nojo, Radio Africa Kitchen, Turtle Tower, and Javier Plascencia, of Mexico 19 in Tijuana. Rye on the Road will be curating the experience at both bars yet again, this year with the help of Espolon tequila, Flor de Caña rum and Wild Turkey. Yes, the boozy Jell-O shots will be back in the rotation as well. The event will close with the two day Food Entrepreneurship conference on the 19th and 20th. More details are sure to be released as August nears.
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