Tostadas de tinga from El Pipila at the 20th Street Block Party. Photo by Bites & Bourbon/Brenda Ton.
The third annual ~20TH STREET BLOCK PARTY~ is coming up on Saturday September 12th. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group and Noise Pop are hosting the event, which takes over 20th Street in the Mission between Harrison and Bryant from 12pm to 6pm. The party includes cooking demonstrations from Thomas McNaughton (Ne Timeas, Flour + Water), Telmo Faria (Tacolicious, Uma Casa), Ryan Pollnow (Ne Timeas, Aatxe), and Anna Derivi-Castellanos and Lenore Estrada (Three Babes Bakeshop). Check out details and the demonstration schedule right here. Plus, there’s live music from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse, Dominant Legs, and Fine Points, plus many more; here’s the full lineup of musical acts.
Of course the event offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink, with vendors from the neighborhood and beyond offering lots of tasty goods, including Trick Dog, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, paella from Ne Timeas’ Aatxe, Burma Bear, and tostadas de tinga from El Pipila. Check out all the participants here, along with special deals on offer during the afternoon from local shops, bars, and restaurants.
The event is completely free to attend, with food and drink available for purchase. There are also VIP tickets available for $95 per person, which include access to a private lounge, restrooms, free food and drinks, and special stage view areas. 20th St. between Harrison and Bryant.