This weekend, karachiites had the opportunity to enjoy an exciting food festival along with with some live music held at the Beach Park next to Dolmen Mall.
Initially most of the marketing seemed geared towards the musical acts and not the stalls so while attendance was thin the first day it evened out on day two and three as word got around.The park is huge, so space was not an issue and people had a comfortable and relaxed time enjoying the eateries and the music.
One of the top favourites were 2 guys 1 grill and their delicious donut burgers. A must must try for those who haven’t yet got their hand on one.
Fry Guys, who also made their debut at KEF, received a great response with their pastrami sandwiches having one of the longest waiting lines at the event.
Kishwar’s seafood and crabs were delicious and flavourful and many went on for a second helping.
Other favourite items were the Naanwich at Chachajees and the beef from PanAsia.
A great initiative was the Safeguard hand washing booths which were super convenient and much needed, especially for those with children.
The music lineup was impressive and added a really fun vibe to the event. Strings, as always, was a treat to watch and the fans loved them! Also amazing were Quadrums, a four member multi percussion band, bringing in some refreshing sounds for the listeners. Tonight’s performance by Ali Sethi is not one anyone wants to miss!!
We are thrilled to see events like this being pulled off successfully in Karachi and it is so nice to see the happy pictures of people having a fun day out with their families and friends. Organising and managing security of such a large scale public event is never easy, so definitely a big thumbs up to the organisers.
As for the public, its great to praise an event on social media and comparison with others is inevitable, but there’s no point bringing down the KEF which has been running successfully for 5 years now. The Coke Fest had its first event, not of the same magnitude as the KEF. The number of food stalls and attendees was far less, so although extremely well managed, they were not dealing with the volume issues faced by KEF and hence not a fair comparison. Having said that, we wish that they do reach the same magnitude as the KEF and continue with the same fantastic execution when they do so.