Indian Style Tacos at Fire Arts Festival in Oakland — Photo by Wendy Goodfriend
Forum takes to the streets to find out what mobile food vendors are dishing up in the Bay Area. From creme brulee carts and escargot on a stick to taco stands and tamales, street food is becoming more and more popular. Forum previews upcoming street food festivals in San Francisco and Oakland, and welcome listeners’ “pavement cuisine” picks.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Anya Fernald, founder of the Eat Real Festival @eatrealfest
- John Birdsall, online food editor for SF Weekly @SFoodie
- Eric Hill, founder of Shuga Hill Catering, a Bay Area soul food on wheels catering business
- Kristin Hoppe, certified nutrition consultant and natural chef for Food Therapy and the @SexySoupCart
- Laurent Katgely, chef and owner of Chez Spencer and Spencer on the Go, a French ‘taco truck’ @chezspencergo
- Shelly Garza, general manager of Rising Sun Entrepreneurs which works to help street vendors and caterers set up their businesses
Dosa Ecstacy vendor in Dolores Park at 2009 SF Dyke March — Photo by Wendy Goodfriend
La Cocina: Cultivates food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. The organization focuses primarily on women from culturally diverse and immigrant communities.
SFWeekly’s Food blog, SFoodie’s posts on Pavement Cuisine
10 Things you may not know about San Francisco street food (scroll up page for info)
VendrTV video podcasts curbside cuisine. Hosted by Daniel Delaney, the show consists of 7-10 minutes episodes each individually highlighting a vendor, their food, and locale.
Bay Area Bites twitter feed keeps you up-to-date on the latest street food scene and vendors in San Francisco as well as tweeting about media coverage of pavement cuisine in the Bay Area and Beyond @bayareabites
Street Food Events:
San Francisco Street Food Festival
Aug 22, 2009 11am-7pm
Folsom Street between 25th & 26th
In front of La Cocina / Free Admission
Buy Passport to event $20-$150 (but you can use cash)
Silent Auction, Scavenger Hunt, Street Food Photo Contest
The event is a benefit for La Cocina.
Keeping It Real Dinners: Restaurants pair with Eat Real non-profits partners for fundraiser dinners. Proceeds from each dinner benefit a specific food accessibility and/ or economic development organization.
Eat Real Festival
Aug 28-30, 2009 Fri 4p-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
Proceeds from the event benefit People’s Grocery, La Cocina and Community Alliance with Family Farmers