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Gaslamp Lumpia Factory will debut on F Street, just steps from Horton Plaza in the space which formerly housed the Poke Co. The concept is described as a Pulutan Bar, the first of its kind in our area which derives its name from the Tagalog word for food or snacks meant to accompany alcoholic beverages.
Owners Donna Pili and Craig Dalrymple are looking to diversify the Gaslamp area bar options with a Filipino American concept and further contribute to the updates being made to the neighborhood.
Both owners have defined their roles in the opening of Gaslamp Lumpia Factory. Dalrymple comes with a wealth of restaurant experience, managing various restaurants across a 30 year career.
Pili rounds out the back of house needs with a range of expertise in business management and finance. While the new bar and restaurant looks to create a hip new space to gather Downtown, Gaslamp Lumpia Factory also honors Pili’s late father Aquilino S. Pili Jr. Her father served in the Navy, had been stationed in San Diego, and enjoyed cooking, drinking, and entertaining.
On the menu, we can expect a variety of Filipino classic dishes like Pork Belly Sisig and Pancit Noodles in a nautical and steampunk-inspired setting. The star of the show is, of course: Lumpia. The highly munchable and mobile snack of the Philippines will come in a variety of options from vegetarian to pork, chicken, and even a Lumpia of the Month.
Gaslamp Lumpia Factory is expected to open on the birthday of Pili’s father on May 14, 2022. Check out a sneak peek of their food menu below.