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This Year, SF's Biggest Filipino Night Market Is Bringing the Lechon to the Streets

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Cross section view of Jeepney Guy's lechon-style roast pork belly with crispy skin.
Jeepney Guy's gloriously crisp-skinned lechon will be one of the highlights of the Undiscovered SF Filipino culture crawl. (Jeepney Guy)

In pre-COVID times, Undiscovered SF’s periodic night markets were a blast of local Filipino American culture at its finest and most rollicking—the DJs, b-boys, traditional folk dancers and, of course, a taste of the most delicious Filipino food the Bay Area has to offer. This year’s edition will be a bit of a hybrid: For social distancing reasons, the live events—the DJ sets and other performances, the food pop-ups, the streetwear and jewelry vendors—will be spread across three indoor and outdoor venues, together forming a “culture crawl” meant to encourage guests to explore all that the SOMA Pilipinas corridor has to offer. For those in it primarily for the lechon (or the sisig or the halo-halo), a food passport will allow customers to access one menu item at every vendor for one fixed price. Confirmed vendors include Jeepney Guy (the local lechon master) and Barya Kitchen.

Meanwhile, those who feel more comfortable avoiding the crowds don’t need to worry about missing out entirely: All of the performances and workshops will be livestreamed.

The in-person Undiscovered Culture Crawl will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16 from noon–6pm on Mission Street between 3rd and 7th, San Francisco. Details—including for the virtual events—here.


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