YOLA DIA | Culinary Experiences and Vendors

by Christopher Andrew Armstrong

Strong Women, Strong Drink, Together in the Park reads the tagline for the inaugural YOLA Dia, an event celebrating contemporary women’s voices and works across different mediums, and its list of curated vendors and culinary experiences certainly lives up to its billing. 

Straight from Mexico City’s famed Rosetta restaurant, Chef Elena Reygadas will bring her signature white corn tamales and palettas to those purchasing VIP tickets while Lil Deb’s Oasis, a fixture on the East Coast, will keep the public’s bellies happy and full with dishes pulled straight from their restaurant. 

You can’t have palette-pleasing food without pairing it with craftily, curated cocktails and YOLO Dia provides the spirits with guest bartenders including Yana Volfson (Cosme, ATLA), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room), and Charity Johnston (Toca Madera). 

Along with the food and booze comes dancing and live music. YOLO Dia curated a lineup with artists which circulate around today’s zeitgeist, like Megan Thee Stallion, Lykke Li, SOPHIE, Cupcakke, and Empress Of, coupled with established musicians such as Cat Power and Courtney Love and The Chateau Band. 

YOLA Dia takes place at the LA State Historic Park in Chinatown on August 18th. For more information about this woman-forward event check out yoladia.com