SF night market to showcase Filipino culture, cuisine, commerce
SAN FRANCISCO – Debuting tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 18 at San Francisco’s historic Old Mint building (88 Fifth Street), Undiscovered SF is an innovative new monthly night market that celebrates the evolution of Filipino cuisine and culture,
“We are excited to host Undiscovered SF, the very first Filipino creative night market in the United States, and of course, only in SOMA Pilipinas,” said Raquel R. Redondiez, project manager of SOMA Pilipinas.
“Undiscovered SF celebrates the rich legacy and diverse arts and culture of Filipinos and aims to support and cultivate emerging Filipino artists and small businesses to help build economic opportunities for our community,” she added.
When: Friday, August 18 (and every third Friday of the month) 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Old Mint | 88 Fifth Street & Mint Plaza
What: Food, Arts and Culture Night Market, Free to the public
(Food and goods can be purchased directly from vendors.)
Popular in Asia, night markets are hubs for street food-style eats made by different purveyors; Undiscovered will utilize this format to present the diversity and versatility of Filipino flavors fashioned by a new generation of San Francisco food entrepreneurs who are experimenting Filipino flavors in non-traditional ways.
Produced by non-profit business accelerator Kultivate Labs (whose executive director Desi Danganan is the former restaurateur behind Poleng Lounge & The Summit SF), UNDISCOVERED is a component of SoMa Pilipinas – a newly minted Filipino cultural district in SoMa (defined by 2nd to 11th streets from Market to Brannan) that encompasses buildings, parks and community organizations that have served the Filipino community for decades.