It's possibly the most beloved hot sauce in the United States, and on Saturday, September 20, it will receive the tribute it so rightfully deserves when the 1st annual San Diego Sriracha Festival comes to Liberty Station. This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21-and-over event from The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce with multiple tasting stations. Guests will enjoy a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts, all at their own pace, while local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea will help tame the heat all during a fun and unforgettable food and drink experience. SanDiegoVille has a pair of passes to raffle off, so if you think you can handle the heat, enter our contest below and read on for all the details.
“The response from our first Sriracha festival in L.A. was absolutely amazing,” says Randy Clemens, co-organizer of the Sriracha Festivals, as well as author of The Sriracha Cookbook and The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook. “We got plenty of requests to expand to more cities, so we’re very excited to add San Diego to the line-up with its own impressive selection of delicious Sriracha-themed dishes!”
Some of San Diego’s restaurants participating at the inaugural Sriracha Festival include Aqui es Texcoco, The Bellows, Gang Kitchen, The Patio, Hash House, Slater's 50/50, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardents, Supernatural Sandwiches, URBN St. Brewing, Urge Gastropub and more. Desserts will be offered by Churros El Tigre, Peterson’s Donut Corner and Quenelle.
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General Admission entry is $59 in advance and $69 at the door. VIP entry is $90 in advance and $100 per person at the door. VIP includes reserved seating and one-hour early admission from 2-3pm. For the true Sriracha fanatic, get a discounted bundle pack with VIP to the San Diego event plus VIP for the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Sriracha Festival on Sunday, October 19 from 3-6pm at LA Chinatown’s landmark Central Plaza - all for just $160. Tickets are only available for people 21+ and are on sale at sriracha.nightout.com.
A portion of proceeds from the San Diego Sriracha Festival will directly benefit Mama’s Kitchen, a San Diego-based charity that prepares and delivers three meals a day, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer in San Diego County. Mama’s Kitchen has served over 7,000,000 meals since it was founded in 1990 and has never turned away a client who qualified for its services.
The 1st Annual San Diego Sriracha Festival will take place at Liberty Station, Luce Court & Legacy Plaza, located at 2641 Truxtun Road, San Diego CA 92106. Free parking will be available on-site in specified lots.