PhilFest 2015 tickets on-sale at PAO Cafe

Tampa is home to one of the biggest Philippine festivals in the United States of America and PAO is happy to be a partner food vendor in this event. Each the year the festival attracts thousands of visitors.


This year the Philippine Cultural Foundation celebrates the 20th year of the annual PhilFest from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at the Bayanihan Cultural Complex.

There will be non-stop entertainment all weekend long including folklore dancing, a singing competition, a hip-hop dance competition, Mr. and Mrs. PhilFest competition, Grand Flores de PhilFest parade, Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble, Philippine Choral Group, Philippine Performing Arts Company, and more. See a full entertainment schedule at:

If you love Filipino food, there is nothing like PhilFest which has vendors all over the festival serving all kinds of traditional Philippine cuisine for hungry visitors to enjoy. Our PAO Truck Filipino Food Truck will be at the event and there will be all kinds of other vendors serving delicious food as well. Full PhilFest vendor list:

Discounted pre-sale tickets are available at the PAO Cafe! Come and buy your ticket today!

PhilFest is sponsored by the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County Arts Council, Asia Trend Magazine, TFC: The Filipino Channel, One Philippines Florida Edition, and more.


Fund This Kickstarter: Manileños – a film by the Filipino Street Art Project

People familiar with our Filipino food truck, the PAO Truck, are aware that we are no stranger to Kickstarter and the challenges a campaign entails. Today we want to tell you about a great Kickstarter called Manileños, a film by the Filipino Street Art Project, that is hitting its deadline soon on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 11:00PM.

The goal of this campaign is to support Filipino street artists in return for original works from Manila, all while contributing to a social cause. The Kickstarter goal is $15,000 and is currently  passing $11,700 as of November 2nd, 2014. Pledges can be as low as possible with a wide-variety of rewards available.

The film is 75% complete and the $15,000 budget will support travel and completion of the film, post-production, Kickstarter fees/reward fulfillment, community engagement, festival fees, and a round of DVD duplication. If you cannot donate to their campaign, another way to help them is to share their Kickstarter campaign with your friends and family, any donation will help them get closer to their goal.


Complete details are available on their Kickstarter page:

Here is a good read if you want some of the background of the filmmakers:

Reward images:





Twitter: @streetartph