7,000 to 9,000 visit Kaandabaw

KAANDABAW Food Festival attracted about 7,000 to 9,000 people per night during its November 17 to 19 run at Palma Gil St., Davao City.

On the sidelines of the Kadayawan Village launching on October 30, City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) head Generose Tecson said the Kadayawan Village and the Kaondayawan (with a now revised name of Kaandabaw) are two of the Kadayawan 2017 events that will be retained by CTOO outside Kadayawan Festival as these are among the highlights that had received warm acceptance and patronage.

On November 17 to 19, Kaandabaw, organized by Manic Nightnings Production (MNP) had its first of the monthly run. MNP founder Kat Dalisay said they had about 50 food concessionaires that participated in the event.

Among these are Ribside Grillah, South Wing Cafeteria, Teamoji, Nadies Chicken House, Yohkoe Nachos and BBQ, Lemonaddicts, Racq Kitchen Sweet and Savory, BMG Quenchers, KPOPS Korean Street Food, and Jalan Lok Lok and BBQ.

During the first day, gates opened at 3 p.m. and catered to customers until midnight. The night’s theme was Acoustic District wherein Davao artists like Tribu K’Mindanawon, Maan Chua, and Lost Tribe performed in the background while an influx of customers came to eat.

The second night, called Flex and Bass, featured DJ Sam Rodriguez. He kept the ambiance upbeat while the people dined and talked with each other. The last night of Kaandabaw was tagged as Open Stage.

The next Kaandabaw will be on December 15-23 and December 26-30.