The 1st Annual L.A. Sriracha Festival is a chef-driven, all-inclusive event that is celebrating the famous hot sauce with Sriracha themed dishes, (even desserts). Local craft beer, cocktails, and sodas will help tame the heat.
Some of Los Angeles’ best chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s event include:
Wesley Avila from Guerrilla Tacos; Nadav Bashan from Bashan; Neal Fraser from BLD, Fritzi Dog, ICDC, Redbird at Vibiana, The Strand House; Gabe Gordon from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing; Eric Greenspan from The Foundry on Melrose, Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese, The Roof on Wilshire; Tai Kim from Scoops; Esdras Ochoa & Javier Fregoso from Mexicali Taco & Co.; Christian Page from Short Order; Tui Sungkamee & Jazz Singsanong from Jitlada; Chloe Tran & John Vu Cao from East Borough; and Ernesto Uchimura from Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (a cocktail from Matthew Biancaniello).
To drink, Eagle Rock Brewery, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will be pouring craft beers. Inventive bartenders, Josh Goldman (Soigné Group) and Matthew Biancaniello are serving cocktails. Plus, Los Angeles Ale Works has created artisan ginger ale (with or without Sriracha!) and Pure Water of Los Angeles is providing beyond-green purified water from their water systems.
Huy Fong Foods, Inc. has come on board as a presenting sponsor and David Tran, founder of Huy Fong Foods and mastermind behind their Sriracha, will be making a special appearance. Uber is offering a free ride valued at up to $20 for first time users, and Ten Speed Press is giving a copy of The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook to all VIP guests.
A portion of proceeds will directly benefit Food Forward; a North Hollywood-based charity whose mission is to rescue and donate fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste. Over 1.6 million pounds of food has been gleaned since 2009, which goes to local food pantries, helping feed over 40,000 hungry Southern Californians each month.
$49/General Admission in advance, $59 at the door, if still available, $80/VIP in advance, $90 at the door (include reserved seating, one-hour early admission from 2-3 pm, and a signed copy of The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook; Sunday from 3-6 pm at LOT 613, 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Valet parking is available at nearby 619 Imperial Street for $10 per car, and free street parking is also an option.