A celebration of Filipino culture and food called Fahm Fest is coming to San Pedro this October 16 and 17 with a solid music lineup that includes Spawnbreezie, P-Lo, and Beat Junkies, plus a wide array of food vendors, such as Satay LA, Smokepoint Barbecue, Cravings Ice Cream, Illa Manila, Mussels and Pearls, and Big Grandma’s Kitchen. The announcement for Fahm Fest, which claims to be the largest Filipino culture festival in Los Angeles, marks the return of large-scale events for Southern California. Tickets are available here, and start at $25 that provides access to the event and the headliner acts. VIP tickets for each day start at $135 and include access to private parking and cash bars. The whole ticket situation is a little confusing so be sure to pick the one that works for you.
Just a few months ago large events like this seemed difficult to anticipate, but with June 15 marking the full reopening of the state of California, things like Fahm Fest, Coachella (which was postponed to 2022), and even weekly food events like Smorgasburg all seem within reach again.
In other news:
- Get a little preview of the upcoming Moo’s Craft Barbecue, which just put up its signage in Lincoln Heights. The colorful space boasts a taproom and some lovely murals with exposed rafters inside. The place looks like it could open very soon.
- Pepsico, the parent company of Frito-Lay, defended Richard Montañez in a new statement issued over the weekend expressing support of the Mexican-American businessman, concluding that the former executive did in fact work on products related to the “Flamin’ Hot” line. “To be clear, we have no reason to doubt the stories he shares about taking the initiative to create new product ideas for the Cheetos brand, and pitching them to past PepsiCo leaders,” the company said. Earlier this month, an LA Times article attempted to debunk Montañez’s claims that he was the inventor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. [Variety]
- Ben & Jerry’s has closed its Main Street Santa Monica shop, which was the brand’s first-ever West Coast location when it opened back in 1989, according to Yo Venice. Ben & Jerry’s says it hopes to find a new place to scoop in Santa Monica.
- What Now LA has a report that Met Him at a Bar, the small but mighty pasta restaurant in Mid-Wilshire, is planning to take over the next door space and expand its footprint from 1,600 to over 2,800 square feet. Owners (and life partners) Vincent Kinne and Mindy Voranartsomdee hope to extend hours of operation to cater to a late night crowd. Kinne and Voranartsomdee also own the next-door Met Her at a Bar.
- One of the most iconic gay bars in the world, the Abbey, celebrated its 30 year anniversary this past weekend, according to Wehoville.
- SÜPRMARKT is collaborating with VurgerGuyz to create an exclusive taco called the Supagrilled vegan taco with barbecue jackfruit, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Order the taco from May 21 to June 21 at the truck or on food apps.