|Ali Nicole Noyer
Press: SF Weekly's SFoodie Blog
Sunset Celebration Weekend's New Street-Food Alley
Tuesday, May. 25 2010
These days, you're not a proper lifestyle magazine if you can't throw a proper party. Next weekend, Sunset, the Menlo Park-based West Coast lifestyle magazine, is holding its annual Celebration Weekend. The event will take place on the venerable publication's seven-acre grounds ― yeah, magazines had more money back when Sunset debuted ― and will include a glam-camping expo, wine seminars, test-garden tours, an artisan-foods exhibit hall, and, of course, cooking demonstrations from the likes of Kogi BBQ's Roy Choi and 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr.
This year, Sunset is also honoring the West Coast's biggest food trend by bringing down food trucks from around the Bay Area: Sam's Chowder Mobile, Liba Falafel Truck, Seoul on Wheels, Gelateria CiCi, the Kara's Cupcakes Karavan, and Fruit n' Exotica. (Surely the organizers could have found one taco truck? SFoodie would be happy to provide suggestions.) It's a gathering of trucks that rarely park within the same county as one another, allowing anyone playing street-food bingo to check off quite a number of boxes on the grid.
Sunset Celebration Weekend
When: Sat.-Sun., June 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park [Map]
Price: $16 general admission, $12 adults ages 60+, free for children under 12
Tickets: Buy advance tickets at the event website