18th Street Block Party Brings the Hog to Dolores

Spit-roasting pig at the last 18th Street Block Party in 2008.

UPDATE: Check out our slideshow from Saturday's block party.

Delfina's Craig Stoll, Bi-Rite's Sam Mogannam, and other Mission business owners organized a huge party two summers ago that took over 18th Street and spilled into Dolores Park. The free event was swarmed by people who ordered brick chicken, corn, beer, ice cream, and a grand display of spit-roasted pig. It was a one-day event, but took months to plan, thus the decision to make the block party a biannual event. It happens again this Saturday, Aug. 28.

Changes from the first party include craft beer from the San Francisco Brewers Guild, headed up by Magnolia's Dave McLean, whom Mogannam tells SFoodie is “a rock star.” There will be an assortment of porcine eats, for sure, including porcetta from Stoll's crew and suckling pig carnitas by Regalito. Kasa, La Cocina, Out the Door, Earl's Organic Produce, and Unti Vineyards will also be part of the fest. All proceeds go to the Women's Building, BuenDia Family School, and Pie Ranch.

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