FOB Kitchen Will Serve Filipino Food at Outside Lands
The three-day outdoor music fest will have Lil Wayne, blink-182, CupcakKe ... and lumpia.
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"I picked those dishes because they're favorite Filipino party foods and my personal favorites — and they're also a great introduction to Filipino food," explained Janice Dulce, who co-owns FOB Kitchen with her partner Brandi Dulce and took some time from her busy schedule to talk with Feast Bay.
Lumpia is perfect festival fare, Dulce said, "because it's crispy and you can eat it without utensils."
Granted, you'll probably want a dose of traditional dipping sauce — house-made, as are all of FOB Kitchen's sauces, pickles, dressings, and even spam.
As for festivalgoers who've never heard of lumpia:
"Everyone knows what an eggroll is. So I always say lumpia is a Filipino eggroll. Because the Philippines has been conquered so many times, Filipino cuisine is a melting pot of Chinese, Spanish, American, Malaysian, and other cuisines," Dulce said.
With an aqua-tiled bar and palm-frond-patterned wallpaper, FOB Kitchen occupies the Telegraph Avenue space that formerly housed Juhu Beach Club.
While enjoying such headliners on August 9 through 11 as Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Lil Wayne, Counting Crows, Mavis Staples, the Lumineers, Yaeji, CupcakKe, blink-182, Cautious Clay, Aurora, the California Honeydrops, and many more, Outside Lands attendees can also savor meatless pancit.
"I'm a big meat-eater," Dulce said. "When I was growing up, my family always ate pancit made with chicken or pork stock. But I want to give everyone a chance to eat this dish — so I created a stock made with roasted vegetables and kombu, and that's what we're using to make the stir-fried glass noodles for our pancit at Outside Lands."
FOB Kitchen is one of nearly two dozen East Bay outfits among the vast array serving food and drinks at the fest, which bills itself as "the world's only gourmet music festival" and whose themed areas include Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands, Bubble Tea Party, Outside Clams, and more. And on the festival's GastroMagic stage, noted chefs will pair up with musicians, comics, and other celebs for edgy shows.
Fellow East Bayites represented at the fest will include Sabores del Sur, Itani Ramen, Little Star Pizza, Faction Brewery, Endless Summer Sweets, Almanac, A16, Xolo, Old Kan, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Koja Kitchen, Oakland United, The Alice Collective, Humphry Slocombe, Hopscotch, Drake's, Calicraft, Henry's + KronnerBurger, Starline Social Club, Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers, Woods Beer Co., and Three Twins Ice Cream.