The third annual S.F. Street Food Festival this August will bring with it the second annual National Street Food Conference, happening at Fort Mason August 21 and 22. The event kicks off with a brunch hosted by Top Chef Masters contestant and anti-red-meat evangelist Suvir Saran, and will continue with panels and breakout sessions on everything from writing about street food to marketing your own food truck. Also on board for the conference, as SFoodie reports, are Gilt Taste editor Francis Lam, and Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold.
The S.F. Street Food Fest will be happening the day before, August 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Folsom St. from 22nd to 26th Streets. Admission is free and all of the food will be priced below $8. You can also purchase passports of various increments to the fest, which will save you some time and money the day-of. See the full list of vendors here, which La Cocina director and festival organizer Caleb Zigas says is now 98% firm.