The highly anticipated 3rd Annual Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival, presented by Bolthouse Farms, will be taking place on Sunday, August 17, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza. This all-inclusive chef-driven event includes some of L.A.’s best chefs preparing unique fried chicken dishes and sides, in addition to an array of delicious desserts and beverages.
Top L.A. chefs and restaurants serving fried chicken and sides at this year’s event include:
- BADMAASH Nakul Mahendro – Top Ten Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles, Gayot 2014
- Craft Ray England – LA’s 75 Best Restaurants, Los Angeles Magazine 2014
- EggslutAlvin Cailan & Johnny Lee – Best Thing We Ate, Zagat 2013
- Free Range LAJesse Furman – Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in LA, The Huffington Post 2013
- Homegirl Café & Catering – Assisting high-risk and formerly gang-involved young women and men to become contributing members of the community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts.
- Kris Morningstar –James Beard “Rising Star Award” Nominee
- Ladies’ Gunboat Society at FloresBrian Dunsmoor –Best New Southern Restaurant in Los Angeles, LA Weekly 2013
- Superba Food & Bread Jason Travi – 10 Most Exciting New Restaurants, Angeleno Magazine 2014
MORE CHEFS TO BE ANNOUNCED
According to Ladies’ Gunboat Society at Flores executive chef Brian Dunsmoor, “I love the fact that even the worst fried chicken is still good but eating great fried chicken is like finding god!”
Beverages: Jason Bran and Damian Windsor are creating cocktails for the festival. Guests should also expect juice from Bolthouse Farms, coffee from Portola Coffee Lab, tea from Seventh Tea Bar, craft sodas from Los Angeles Ale Works, water from Pure Water of Los Angeles, and some fun surprise drinks.
Sponsors: Bolthouse Farms loudly and proudly celebrates fresh fruits and veggies. Come explore and enjoy their super-premium juices and smoothies.
Chinatown Business Improvement District, an organization with a mission to creatively plan, manage and facilitate the rebirth of historic Chinatown as a multinational culturally defined, economically vibrant and socially engaging community, provided key support.
Charity: A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Chinatown Service Center, established in 1971, the largest community-based Chinese American health and human services organization in Southern California. Funds will go to the Los Angeles Chinatown Youth Council (LACYC), which provides the growing population of Chinatown youth with programs that guide them towards positive endeavors and further them in their development as confident and contributing adults.
Transportation and Parking: The event is a short walk from the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station. Lot parking is available in the neighborhood, and street parking is also an option.