Saturday was about the perfect weather you could have the “Lumpia Palooza” Food Festival at the SOMA StrEat Food Park. Clear skies and sunny. So we had to get there early to secure seats and, of course, take advantage of our $35 all-you-can-drink tickets. Seating at this event was pretty tough to find. In the middle of the food truck park was a covered area with several large tables. The park itself wasn’t quite large and with over 15 vendors, things were quite packed at this event. We had lucked out on seating.
The event to celebrate the wonderful Filipino food staple of the lumpia was well received. Most vendors had their own rendition. But like all true foodies, and there were a ton of them there, they were there to check out the Filipino food vendors. Unfortunately for us, the lines for the beer were as long as the popular food lines. We had to choose and beer won, and as a consolation prize, we had lumpia. Those were much easier to obtain. I wish I had a chance to try the lechon. I guess that warrants another trip. Stay tuned for that.
Overall, a great little eating venue to start the night before heading out into town. Bonus that there are plenty of bars within walking distance.
Verdict: A good glimpse into the food truck scene and worth a try.