DTLA: Stu and the Kids Asian Food Festival Returns on August 4

Chef Jet Tila


Stu and the Kids, Flavors of Asia, food festival returns on Sunday, August 4 to Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s one of my favorite food festivals and benefits the orphans from the Hill Tribe in Thailand.

The food is mostly Thai but there are other Asian tidbits and lots of beer, wine and cocktails.

my fave bite last year was from Savore


I’m going to repeat some of my tips from last year:

  • get there early
  • you don’t have to eat everything
  • if the line is really long, try back later
  • don’t forget to drink water (or wine, beer or cocktails, your choice but really, drink water)
  • participate in the auctions if you can

boozy punch

As mentioned, there are lots of things to imbibe. I’m looking forward to whatever “tipple smith” Josh Lucas serves. This is his beautiful punch from last year.


so much food


Participating chefs and restaurants:

  • Neal Fraser from Redbird and Vibiana
  • Walter Manzke and Republique
  • Jitlada
  • Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Mei Lin and Nightshade
  • Hugo Bolanos from Hotel Bel-Air
  • The Olive Pit
  • The Ensaymada Project
  • Gilberto Cetina from Chichen Itza and Holbox
  • Bar Amá
  • Warren & Rose Schwartz from Magpies Softserve
  • Savore Catering
  • Restaurant 917 at the Porsche Experience
  • Tender Greens
  • Same Same Thai
  • Ayara Thai Cusine
  • Chao Krung
  • The Tuck Room Tavern
  • Patina Catering
  • Sinners & Saints
  • Otus Thai Kitchen and Coffee
  • Friends & Family
  • Auburn
  • Food Network celebrity chef Jet Tila

And many more!

some auction items


Be tempted by the live and silent auction items. There was some great jewelry I was eyeing last year. I am also looking forward to the Muay Thai boxing demos as well as traditional Thai dance.


from their famous coconut bar


See you there!


Stu and the Kids Food Fest & Fundraiser

Buy Tickets!

  • Sunday, August 4
  • 3-7 p.m.



214 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

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