Each year we look forward to this weekend full of great food, drinks and music. The people watching and meeting is a bonus at the Eat Real Festival. Located at Jack London Square Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is no admission fee.
Seven years ago when the Food Craft Institute came up with an idea to have a festival of food trucks preparing locally sourced foods, it wasn’t as easy to organize as you might have thought. Most trucks were selling burritos and tacos. The food truck revolution as we know it today had not started. A behind-the-scenes story goes that the organizers rented a bunch of trucks and approached a range of local small ethnic restaurants to prepare a few specialties. But to make sure the quality of the food met their high standards the organizers got the produce, meat and other ingredients donated from local, trust-worthy sources. And the crowds came anxious to try this new concept out.
Things have changed and there are more intriguing food trucks than one can count. Many will be at the Eat Real Festival offering their treats. Be adventurous and share with friends and family. There will be lots to choose from and no food item will cost more than $8.00.
Paella; Photo by Paul Gilbert-Snyder
There will be live music, demonstrations, classes and so much more.
Some of the scheduled events you might enjoy:
Business of Beer
Global Fast Food Friday
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Class
Flying Knives Beef Breakdown
The Wonders of Legumes
Tequila & Mezcal Tasting
Drought- Conscious Cooking
Ricotta & Chevre Making
Tasting Booth Experience in the Craft Marketplace
Make sure to follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on all things #ERF2015.
Want to tag your most delicious moments? Tag all your photos & posts with #ERF2015 for a chance to be featured on the Nicho gallery.
The Eat Real Festival is the premier educational program of the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit organization focused on creating and making viable small to medium-scale, handmade, artisan food companies in the United States. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs.