The Hungry Tiger Street Festival will transform Union Square, Saturday August 6 from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. into a bustling night food market similar to those found in Far East Asia, South America and the old-world cities of Europe. It will feature foods from around the globe served by local Union Square restaurants, including El Potro (Mexican/El Salvadorian), The Neighborhood Restaurant (Portuguese ), India Palace, Pão de Açúcar (Brazilian), Ronnarong (Thai) and Precinct (American). Singaporean caterers, Kueh, will also share their fare.
Beyond food, there will be craft vendors and activity tables like a “Make your own Masala” spice table, free face painting and a “Paint your own Lantern” table. There will also be giant glowing dragon sculpture that you can ride, courtesy of Artisans Asylum.
We’ll have plenty of performances, too: Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will be banging around, human statues will be poised for non-action and you won’t be able to miss a fire-spinning spectacular thanks to fire art entertainers at the Boston Circus Guild!
If you’ve been meaning to sample the culinary culture of Union Square, this is your chance. Here are the food details: Pão de Açúcar will be sizzling up Brazilian Barbecue with Chicken and Beef Kabobs. India Palace will have lots of favorites, from Vegetable Samosas and Pakora to Naan and Mango Lassi’s. El Potro will present their delightful El Salvadorean pupusas. The famed brunch spot, the Neighborhood Restaurant, will make a rare nighttime appearance to share popovers and croquettes with us.
Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar will be serving their delicious paradise beef, grilled shrimp and a chicken stew. Kueh, a small Singaporean catering company out of Jamaica Plain, will be serving various steamed pastries made with tapioca, rice flour, coconut milk, fruits and vegetables. And lastly, to top off our evening, the Precinct will be whipping up various desserts in your flavor. All restaurants are charging various prices for their food.
Marrying food with fire, performance art and culinary-themed activities, this is a one-of-a-kind Union Square extravaganza the likes of which you will never see again!
Saturday, August 6 (Rain date: Sun.,August 7) 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Union Square, Somerville, FREE!