La Carnita’s pop-up fiesta
Last summer, a couple foodie design aficionados set a dream in motion, uniting the
love of street food and art under one roof.
Running a slightly renegade food stall operation out of their office space, design moguls of OneMethod Digital & Design Andrew Richmond and Armin Todai took to the Twittersphere to promote La Carnita – Toronto’s very first pop-up taco stand. Alongside doling out a limited supply of gourmet tacos, Richmond and Todai also sold limited edition prints of street arts to hungry and curious Torontonians alike.
Having left quite the impression on Toronto’s food and art scene, La Carnita is taking the concept one step further by throwing a shindig that is sure to pack some serious heat.
UNO2012 is a “one night only” exhibition featuring Toronto top chefs, and the cream of the crop of North America’s artists and illustrators. While La Carnita has always been very food-focused, UNO aims to shift the spotlight, giving street art the recognition it deserves. The top chef team, including La Carnita’s Richmond, will be serving up their rendition of Mexican street food alongside street artists hailing from San Francisco, New York, Orlando, Montreal, Atlanta, and Toronto showcasing their work.
Joining the glitterati line-up is exhibit curator and acclaimed art rep Clayton Rochemont, and legendary DJs Mastermind and DJx, adding 90’s hip-hop to the evening’s arts and culture trifecta.
Where? Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.)
Who? Chefs & artists
Andrew Richmond – Founder & chef, La Carnita
Steve Gonzales – Top Chef season 1 & previously at Origin restaurant
Scott Vivian – Owner & chef, Beast Restaurant
Bertrand Alepee – Group of Seven & The Tempered Chef
Guy Rawlings – Bellwoods Brewery
Doublenaut, Dave Glantz, Matt Barnes, Shingo Shimizu, Rcade, Vlad Kato, Bryan Espiritu, Travis Coburn, Amber J, Angie Fey, Brian Mendoza, Skam
Mike Giant, Sam Flores, Misk1
Greg Lamarche, Abe Lincoln Jr.