Snack on the asphalt at TRES, La Carnita’s annual parking-lot party

Snack on the asphalt at TRES, La Carnita’s annual parking-lot party

BB_LaCarnita1 The scene at DOS in 2013 (Image: Laura Serra)
 

Back in 2012, pop-up taqueria La Carnita gave Toronto UNO, a one-night food, music and art party. DOS followed a year later. It should be no surprise, then, that the now-permanent taco shop’s latest offering is titled TRES. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?) This Saturday, the College Street restaurant will transform its neighbouring parking lot into a full-fledged concert venue for a daylong hip-hop festival, featuring the likes of Toronto DJ Grandtheft and Calgary duo Smalltown DJs. But the main attraction, of course, will be the food. Along with La Carnita’s Mexican staples, attendees will be treated to barbecue from Home of the Brave, Asian dishes from chef Nick Liu’s brand new DaiLo, and elaborate cones from Sweet Jesus, the host’s seriously indulgent soft-serve side project (just look at one of their early creations). The dance party runs until 10:30 p.m.—if you can still stand up, that is.

Saturday, August 23, 2-10. $20 (food and drink not incl.). La Carnita Parking Lot, 461 College St., 416-964-1555, lacarnita.com