Third Annual Festival Highlighting the Best in Food and Culture Expands to Multiple Days for the First Time at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar
Confirmed Restaurants Include Guelaguetza, Triple Beam Pizza, EEEEEATSCON’s First International Offering, The Beefsteaks from London, a Special Collaboration Burger From Shake Shack and Petit Trois, and More Announcements to Come
Featured Speakers Include Ascending Hollywood Stars Awkwafina and Dan Levy
Tickets On Sale Now; The American Express® Gold Card Offering Half Price Tickets For American Express Card Members Now Through March 15
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant discovery platform, The Infatuation, today announced the third annual EEEEEATSCON LA at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. After selling out both single day events since 2017, this year’s festival will span over two days for the first time, giving thousands of people the opportunity to join this one-of-a-kind experience.
Individual tickets for EEEEEATSCON LA are on sale Today, February 28 for $30. As a returning partner for the festival, American Express will offer all Card Members an exclusive limited time offer for tickets purchased with an American Express Card. Card Members may purchase up to two tickets per customer for only $15 each (before fees) until 3 p.m. PT on Friday, March 15. Additionally, all American Express Card Members will have access to the American Express Gold Card Lounge and exclusive Card Member giveaways onsite at the festival, while supplies last.
Featured at this year’s event is an exciting lineup of some of The Infatuation’s greatest hits from Los Angeles, around the country, and even the festival’s first international offering, The Beefsteaks, one of London’s most popular street food vendors. With more announcements to come, this year’s festival includes some of the most sought after restaurants and creators in the area including: Mariscos Jalisco Taco Truck (Saturday Only), Triple Beam Pizza, a special collaboration from Shake Shack + Petit Trois, Luv2Eat Thai Bistro, Freedman’s, Bibi Ji, Milk Bar, SLAB, Tacos Y Birria La Unica, Ma’am Sir, Salt & Straw Handmade Ice Cream, Everson Royce Bar, BBQ + Rice, Jame Enoteca, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, BacoShop, and Guelaguetza.
In addition to the extensive EEEEEATSCON lineup of food and drink, this year’s festival will feature a variety of panel discussions and featured speakers including writer and actress Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8) on Saturday, May 18, and writer, producer, actor Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek, The Great Canadian Baking Show) on Sunday May 19. Other panelists and speakers include: Sam Polk (Founder of Everytable), Olympia Auset (Founder of SÜPRMARKT), Emily Slade (Co-Founder of Valence), Rick Ross (Co-Founder of Delicious Pizza), Andy & Briana Valdez (HomeState), Crystal Ortiz (Founder Twice New), and Tenille Metti (Communication Manager of Swipe Out Hunger).
Confirmed music for the festival includes Aaron Colbert & Audiomoe on Saturday, May 18, and, Suga Shay & Darling Chuck on Sunday, May 19, with additional announcements to come.
EEEEEATSCON is a food experience built in the spirit of a music festival, but with restaurants as the headliners. Created by The Infatuation, EEEEEATSCON originated in Santa Monica in 2017 and most recently launched in New York City for the first time in the Fall of 2018. The event is designed for people who want more from a food festival than just tasting-sized portions and cooking demonstrations. With live music performances throughout the day and panels from thought leaders and industry pioneers, EEEEEATSCON is as much about connecting with a community and getting inspired as it is about eating and being entertained.
“When we started EEEEEATSCON our vision was to create a festival for our community unlike anything that previously existed,” said Chris Stang, Co-Founder and CEO of The Infatuation. “The event’s success these past two years has given us the opportunity to expand this year’s festival to two days and share it with an even larger community than ever before here in Los Angeles.”
Other brand partners for EEEEEATSCON LA 2019 include: Postmates, The Palms Resort and Casino, TWIX®, TABASCO® Sauce, and Lyft.
Saturday, May 18 x Sunday, May 19
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica – 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tickets available NOW at http://www.eeeeeatscon.com
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About The Infatuation Founded in 2009 in New York City by longtime music industry executives Chris Stang and Andrew Steinthal, The Infatuation has developed into one of the most innovative restaurant discovery platforms in the world. The company now covers more than two dozen global cities with a new unique approach to creating and delivering restaurant reviews and guides via its prolific web and social media presence, useful mobile apps, large and influential email newsletter, and its popular SMS-based recommendation platform, Text Rex. The company also hosts and produces more than 50 community events annually, including its large-scale food festival, EEEEEATSCON. In March of 2018, The Infatuation acquired legendary restaurant review brand, Zagat.
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