Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX cryptocurrency platform is taking place at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 11. It’s part carnival, part music festival, and part food festival. Some of L.A.’s favourite restaurants, including KazuNori, Roscoe’s, Pink’s, and Diddy Riese Cookies, will participate in the event, which will also include an open bar.
Tickets for the event, which will feature performances by Lil Wayne, Zedd, Diplo, and Shaquille O’Neal’s DJ Diesel, are on sale now and start at $249. Unlimited food, open bar, carnival games, carnival rides, and the concert are all included in all tickets.
A nine-inch all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, onions, Pink’s famous chilli, shredded cheddar cheese, and four jalapeno pepper rings representing Shaq’s four NBA rings has been created by Pink’s Hot Dogs.
Or, grab a Meat District Shaq Burger – an 8 oz. burger with premium steak cuts of 100% Angus beef brisket, chuck and short rib topped with Andouille sausage, crispy onions, beef brisket, thousand island, barbecue sauce and American cheese on a potato bun. “The size of the bigger – a total of 8 oz. (much larger than the typical 2-4 oz.) is an homage to the big man’s stature and larger-than-life presence, while the Andouille sausage is a nod to his alma mater and time playing basketball (and DJing) at LSU,” according to the website.
KazuNori opened in Los Angeles in 2014 and was the first restaurant of its kind. The restaurant will serve salmon sashimi, toro, crab, yellowtail, bay scallop, and salmon hand rolls, and is named after celebrated sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa, who introduced the cylindrical-style hand roll to the United States more than 40 years ago.
BuffaNo chicken wings with celery and carrot crudité, as well as Sticky No Chicky Wings and pickled cucumber salad, will be available at Daring Chicken.
In a press release, O’Neal said, “It’s always great to come home to my favourite city, Los Angeles, and I couldn’t be more excited to kick-off the biggest weekend in sports with our most over-the-top edition of Shaq’s Fun House to date.” “Get ready to see performances by Lil Wayne, Zedd, and Diplo, as well as a full carnival and a true taste of LA with food provided by some of the city’s best restaurants, thanks to my friends at FTX.” You have my word, Los Angeles, that Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX will be our fourth championship together.”