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SF Street Food Festival Announces More Chefs, Music and Awesomeness for 2015

The festival will hit the ground running for two days, August 15-16.

Eddie Hernandez

Earlier this year, La Cocina's enormously popular SF Street Food Festival hung in the balance after outgrowing their original Mission location. Thankfully, organizers were able to find a new home for the event at Pier 70, pulling in partners like Noise Pop and The Midway to beef up the festival even further with live music, more chefs and new events.

For those not familiar, the festival is the brainchild of La Cocina, the Mission-based incubator that helps low-income entrepreneurs to strike out on their own. The organization's dedication to supporting San Francisco's flourishing food scene is the impetus behind the festival, as well as the reason it has become so popular with such talented chef-participants.

Now the lineup for the two-day festival, which is focused on supporting local food and drink entrepreneurs, and the community, has been announced. This year, which will be the festival's seventh, brings more vendors, as well as some new formatting that will focus on providing more intimate opportunities for eager festival eaters to taste and learn about the chefs and their food. Two new formats will be introduced, including "Islands" that focus on single elements of the food world, offering a variety of options showcasing three separate elements; tacos, dumplings and seafood. The best examples of these foods will come from an array of chefs, with a plethora of different styles.The other new format will be "Chefs Counters," which will offer festival-goers a seat at a more intimate, 12-seat counter and the opportunity to interact directly with chefs (who are currently TBA).

Also of note is the addition of a Saturday Night Spit Roast, which takes place Saturday, August 15 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. This separate event will pull in a variety of chefs from SF and beyond, for an evening of local music (presented by Noise Pop) art, drinks, snacks and a sit-down dinner. Locals like 4505 Meats, Delfina and Josey Baker's Breads will participate, alongside chefs from Jim N' Nicks barbecue from Alabama, Peche from New Orleans and more. (This is a ticketed event, so plan ahead.)

So, here's the lineup that we've all been waiting for, in full:

4505 Meats
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas
Antonik's Philippino BBQ
Auntie April's
Bacon Bacon
Beijing Food Inc.
Bicycle Banh Mi
Binis Kitchen
Brazilian fried chicken
Burma Bear
Cholita Linda
Crumble and Whisk
Curry Up Now
Delicioso Creperie
Eji's Ethiopian
El Buen Comer
El Huarache Loco
El Pipila
El Porteno Empanadas
El Sur
Endless Summer Sweets
Estrellita's Snacks
Fine and Rare
Four barrel
Fritas Shack
Frozen Kuhsterd
Gerard's Paella
Girl Friday Zeppole
Good Foods Catering
Hella Vegan Eats
Jeepney Guy
Kabob Trolley, LLC
Kin Khao
La Chida
La Luna Cupcakes
Lanxang Kingdom
Lers Ros
Little Red Riding Truck
Lonesome pizza
Los Cilantros
Maité Catering
Merigan Sub Shop
Nombe Catering & Events
Nyum Bai
OSHA Thai Restaurant
Peaches Patties
Pinx Catering
Rice Paper Scissors
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Sabores del Sur
Secret Scoop
Sugar & Spun
Sweets Collection
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
The Creme Brulee Cart
The Lumpia Company
TheWholeBeast LLC
Three Babes Bakeshop
Three Twins Ice Cream
Wing Wings
Yvonne's Southern Sweets

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