Second Annual Sriracha Fest Heats up Chinatown October 19

Beachwood-BBQ-Braised-Glazed-Smoked-Spare-Rib-with-Sweet-Spicy-Vegetable-Slaw (Courtesy of Sriracha Fest)

Beachwood-BBQ-Braised-Glazed-Smoked-Spare-Rib-with-Sweet-Spicy-Vegetable-Slaw (Courtesy of Sriracha Fest)

Food GPS, founder of the Rib Fest and Chicken Fest, partners with The Sriracha Cookbook this year to bring back the popular Sriracha Fest. Sunday, October 19, the festivities will take place in Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza from 3pm-6pm.

Huy Fong Foods’ “rooster sauce” is the most recognized brand of Sriracha, a Thai chili sauce that has taken the culinary world by storm. The festival will feature Sriracha-themed dishes, even desserts. The curated collection of restaurants include Beat favorites Eggslut, Jitlada Thai Restaurant, The Little Jewel of New Orleans, Sqirl, and Mud Hen Tavern. Just to give you an idea of what you can look forward to, Eastside Market Italian Deli will be serving Sriracha‬ Pork Meatballs with Slaw. Mendocino Farms is serving a Peruvian Steak Sandwich with spicy aji amarillo, Oaxacan cheese and herb aioli.

Sweets will be provided by CrèmeCaramelLA, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and Red Bread. Besides the ice cream, how can you cool off your palate? Jason Bran and Damian Windsor will be mixing up cocktails, and craft beers will be provided by Eagle Rock Brewery, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, and Golden Road Brewing. For teetolaers there will be craft sodas, iced coffee and iced tea.

General Admission tickets are $59 per person in advance, and $69 per person at the door, if still available. VIP Tickets for the event are $90 in advance, and $100 per person at the door, if available. The VIP ticket is really worth it. Besides reserved seating you avoid the rush with one-hour early admission from 2 pm to 3 pm. A portion of proceeds from the L.A. Sriracha Festival will directly benefit Food Forward; a Los Angeles-based nonprofit whose mission is to rescue fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need. 21 and over. Purchase tickets here

Chinatown’s Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Elise Thompson

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