By Morgan Goldberg
Updated June 22, 2016
KAABOO, Alfron, Flat Bread
Credit: Courtesy of KAABOO

KAABOO, a curated, multi-part weekend event in San Diego, California, covers everything from music and art to food, comedy and even spa services. Marketing themselves as “everything a typical music festival is not,” KAABOO is doing big things for its sophomore year.

This September 16-18, KAABOO wants to blow your mind and appeal to all five of your senses – without any dirt and with constant access to non-port-a-potty bathrooms. On the music front, headliners include Aerosmith, Jack Johnson, Fall Out Boy, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Ludacris. The public art forum features contemporary public art installations, which you can peruse after enjoying stand-up from, amongst others, Dana Carvey and the cast of Silicon Valley.

What we’re most excited about (aside from the back massages), is the serious food lineup announced today by the culinary wing of the event, Palate. The plan is to have 25 restaurant partners and artisanal desserts serving everything from tacos to BBQ to a full raw bar by Beerfish. Highlights include Roti Rolls (seasonal fusion cuisine like braised pork and kimchi wrapped in Indian roti bread), Jinya Ramen Bar (one of LA’s top ramen spots) and Ca’Momi (perfect pasta from Napa Valley). Bridging the link between food and alcohol, Momenti Spirited Ice Cream will be scooping ice cream infused with top-shelf liquors like “Vodka Cookies & Cream”. Plus, there will be dozens of limited production wines from Napa Valley, beers from breweries like Saint Archer and Lagunitas and star chefs like Richard Blais performing demos. Needless to say, we’re hype.

Here is the full food lineup:

1. Puesto

2. Angel's Salumi & Truffles

3. Toastadas & City Tacos

4. Buona Forchetta

5. JSix

6. Searsucker

7. BCN

8. JINYA Ramen Bar

9. Cardiff Seaside Market

10. The Lanai Island Grinds

11. Ca'Momi

12. Bottego Americano

13. Saiko Sushi

14. Chef Javier Plascencia's Booth

15. Roti Rolls

16. Poseidon

17. Beerfish

18. Bugsy's BBQ

19. Alforon

20. Cream

21. The Milk Bar

22. Bobboi Natural Gelato

23. So Rich Chocolates

24. Momenti Infused Spirits

25. Swell Coffee Co.