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WITH HELP FROM LERS ROS OWNER, TENDERLOIN TO HOST FIRST-EVER THAI NEW YEAR FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY
Thai New Year SF (TNYSF) will close down a portion of Larkin Street to honor Songkran, the annual Thai new year celebration that takes place from April 13-15 this year. The April 14 event, featuring food vendors, a beer garden, and live music, is the brainchild of chef Tom Silargorn, who owns two Thai restaurants on Larkin: Lers Ros and Esan Classic.
Alongside Rene Alejandro Colorado, who heads the two restaurant groups and serves on the Tenderloin Community Benefit District’s board of directors, Silargorn developed a plan to host the New Year celebration in tandem with Sunday Streets' biannual closure of the Tenderloin to cars.
by Carrie Sisto