Santa Ana: OozeFest This Weekend, October 15-16
Foodbeast’s OozeFest comes to Santa Ana this weekend, October 15 – 16. The cheese-filled food fest returns promising to be cheesier than last year. And there’s local beer!
This year’s OozeFest is slightly different. I love that it’s only $5 to get into the Marketplace and you can buy the bites you want to eat. Or you can opt for the VIP experience and for $50, you can gorge to your heart’s content. The Marketplace opens at 12 noon and goes until 10 p.m. VIP hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., just in time for dinner.
Some activities include pizza roulette, get oozed by a bucket of cheese or participate in the pizza eating contest.
Some vendors and what they’re bringing:
SIT LOW PHO
Jalapeno Popper Ham & Cheese Egg Roll: 4th Street Market’s favorite pho joint is bringing it – these crispy egg rolls are filled with roasted jalapeno pepper, cream cheese, mozzarella, ricotta and diced ham
Maine Lobster Taquitos: last year’s 1st place winner is back – these crispy made-to-order taquitos are filled with Maine lobster, cheese, and Slapfish’s signature awesome sauce
MESSHALL CANTEEN TRUCK
MP Grilled Cheese: BBQ pulled pork, bacon, fried mac and cheese patty stuffed with queso oaxaca and topped with cheddar cheese on texas toast
War Pig Grilled Cheese: BBQ pulled pork, bacon, fried mac and cheese patty stuffed with queso oaxaca, topped with napalm sauce, ranch, and bleu cheese on texas toast
Unicorn Melt: a classic grilled cheese gone wild, filled with rainbow-colored cheese
Goucho Slider: the beloved handcrafted burger foodtruck delivers – ground beef patty, smothered with smoked mozarella, cilantro chimichurri, and roasted banana
Kimchi Grilled Cheese: classic ooey gooey grilled cheese with that signature kimchi bite
ALL FLAVOR NO GREASE
Super Quesadilla: LA street vendor brings his legendary giant personality and super quesadillas to the streets of OOZEFEST – filled with ground beef, grilled chicken, marinated shrimp and more
THE IRON PRESS
Chicken Mac & Cheese Waffles: a macaroni and cheese waffle filled with crispy bacon and chicken, topped with creamy ranch and scallions
Balls Deep: housemade meatball covered in cheese and dough and fried to perfection
Duck Croquetas: duck croquetas deep fried, served with fresh mole sauce, fresh lime creme fraiche, and sprinkled with queso fresco
I plan to go on Sunday since parking is free! Otherwise parking is $7 max in the parking structures in Downtown Santa Ana. Plus, if you’re coming to DTSA for the day, why not check out Blinking Owl Distillery nearby? It’s such a cute place with vodka, orange vodka (made with oranges from Santa Ana!) and aquavit (full review coming soon).
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16
- Marketplace: 12 Noon to 10 p.m. – $5 entry, buy food as you go
- VIP: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – $50 All You Can Eat
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