Tamara Palmer

Three Words: Lobster Bottle Service

Tamara Palmer
Three Words: Lobster Bottle Service

WORDS BY TAMARA PALMER/PHOTOS BY MARC KHARRAT FOR FOODBEAST

I wrote a love letter to the minds behind Foodbeast and told them that I think they’re geniuses for coming up with Nood Beach, a noodle and music festival featuring Snoop Dogg in his DJ Snoopadelic guise, my friend E-40 and Dash Berlin taking place on September 1 at SeaLegs on the Beach, located on Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach.

Nood Beach lobster bottle service (photo by Marc Kharrat for Foodbeast)

Nood Beach lobster bottle service (photo by Marc Kharrat for Foodbeast)

The event features more than 20 vendors showing off their best Gram-worthy noods, outrageous eating competitions and even a “Mukbanging Stage” that pays tribute to mukbang, the art of a social mass eating broadcast. But the real ballers will be getting lobster bottle service with 15-pound lobsters and an embarrassment of noods.

I always look for the intersection of food and music culture and anyone who knows me understands how this event was made for me, a weird music writer disguised as a food writer who has been writing about Snoop and E-40 for decades, and I’m looking forward to taking hundreds of photos there for a future print issue of California Eating. Read my most recent feature on Earl Stevens’ conquering of the beverage world and my classic interview with Snoop, Nate Dogg, Warren G and their favorite high school teacher.