Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Full-on Filipino 

Wednesday, Aug 11 2010
At the Pistahan Parade and Festival, local Filipinos can find plenty of traditional food. So can everyone else, of course. And the elaborate pavilion system at the festival — art, dance, heritage, health, and creativity each get their own, with that last one just for kids — means the experience promises an exciting jolt of island culture. However, we figure it’s specifically Filipinos, not everyone else, who can rule the two most popular events (besides the parade on Saturday). You practically have to be a traditional grandma type to win the Adobo Cook-Off, right? And for the balut eating contest, well, athletes need to train from a very early age to be able to down boiled-in-the-shell embryonic ducklings, one after another. A very early age. We wish the winner, all contestants, and even the audience members the best of luck.
Aug. 14-15, 11 a.m., 2010

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


  • Cirque du Soleil Returns to San Francisco
    Cirque du Soleil returns to AT&T park with their current production Kurious: Cabinet of Curiosities. Photographs by Richard Haick.
  • Slayer @ Fox Theater
    Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies performed at the Fox Theater in Oakland on November 12, 2014. Photographs by Richard Haick.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular