The Hundreds' Family Style Food Fest Returns as a Double Feature Drive-Thru in October

The food and fashion mashup event takes over Chinatown Oct. 2 to 4.

Katsu Sando Chicken Sandwich Chinatown

Following last year's debut of Family Style Food Fest, L.A.-based streetwear label The Hundreds is once again bringing together fashion and foodies. The event, which saw several collaborations between local chefs and clothing companies, returns this year from Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 as Family Style Fest & Blondie Beach's Drive-Thru Theater.

The Hundreds co-founders Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar are partnering with streetwear industry insider Miles Canares again alongside local record label Blondie Beach to throw this year's socially distant, DoorDash-sponsored fest. Guests can bring their cars to enjoy music, comedy, food, and a movie in Chinatown.

As of late, drive-ins have been the go-to events amidst the pandemic. This alternative has allowed many to enjoy films, music and friends from the safety of their vehicles. "We knew we wanted to do something. Our goal has always been to create a lasting community and given the state of the world we felt that we needed community more than ever," Shenassafar says in a release. 

"We've always loved the idea of drive-ins, there's something incredibly nostalgic and comforting about them. We're excited to be bringing our twist to it and to be highlighting some of the best restaurants in the area," he continues.

Photo: Courtesy of Family Style Fest

For this hype eats extravaganza, a double-feature screening of the sci-fi classics Back to the Future and Back to the Future II for 100 cars each night. While watching the film, patrons will be able to order their meal for carhop service via the DoorDash app. 

Featuring a lineup of restaurants that would outdo 2019's fest, guests can expect meal and brand partnerships from favorites such as Amboy Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers, Bludso's BBQ, Katsu Sando, Lasa, Shake Shack, Yang Chow, and many more. Attendees will also be treated to music from bands on Blondie Beach's roster.

Flyer: Courtesy of Family Style Fest 

To continue its message of helping the community, the event is also teaming with Jarritos for a voter registration table, where guests can check their voting status, register to vote, and receive their complimentary soft drink. There'll also be limited-edition merch for sale, which proceeds will be going to local organizations like Chinatown Service Center, Homeboy Industries, Cathedral High School, and LACC. 

Into it? Pricing is still TBD; in the meantime, mark your calendar for next Monday, Sept. 21 when tickets go on sale here.

Main photo: Katsu Sando


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