Perhaps not as solemn an occasion as National Mai Tai Day (June 30), National Tater Tot Day is still a time for serious celebration. The deep-fried, pellet-shaped nuggets of starchy goodness have a ways to go before they displace the noble french fry as the default burger accompaniment, but they’re getting there.
SoMa StrEat Food Park is shepherding their rise. On Saturday, Feb. 3, their third annual National Tater Tot Day party will see 10 food trucks plus some pop-ups, each serving their own preparation of the golden-hued cafeteria classic. Admission is $5 — and free for the wee tots — but for $32, you get all the beer you can drink from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (although the event continues for another two hours). No need to stuff them in the zippered thigh pocket of your snakeskin pants like Napoleon Dynamite did; at #TATERNATION, there’s plenty for everybody.
If some threatening meathead demands for some of your tots, don’t give them to him. Inform security, where they will have him ceremonially ejected from the event on a giant catapult and exiled to the shark-infested waters around the frigid and potato-free Farallones, doomed for all eternity to make tasteless, high-phosphate tots out of
National Tater Tot Day, Saturday, Feb, 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. $5-$32; somastreatfoodpark.com