Part carnival, part music festival and food festival, Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX cryptocurrency platform is happening at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 11. The event will feature some of L.A.’s favorite restaurants, including KazuNori, Roscoe’s, Pink’s and Diddy Riese Cookies, as well as an open bar.
Tickets to the event featuring performances by Lil Wayne, Zedd, Diplo and DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal ) are on sale and start at $249. All tickets include unlimited food, open bar, carnival games, carnival rides and the concert.
Pink’s Hot Dogs has created an exclusive Shaq hot dog, which is a nine-inch all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, onions, Pink’s famous chili, shredded cheddar cheese and four jalapeno pepper rings representing Shaq’s four NBA rings.
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 premium meat is meant to mirror the basketball legend’s career and “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.”
KazuNori opened in Los Angeles in 2014 and was the first restaurant of its kind. Named after celebrated sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa who introduced the cylindrical-style hand roll to the United States more than 40 years ago, the restaurant will be serving salmon sashimi, toro, crab, yellowtail, bay scallop and salmon hand rolls.
Daring Chicken will have BuffaNo chicken wings with celery and carrot crudité, and Sticky No Chicky Wings and pickled cucumber salad on the menu.
“It’s always great to come home to my favorite 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,” O’Neal, who will be on hand for the festivities, said in a press release. “With the help of my friends at FTX, get ready to see performances by Lil Wayne, Zedd, and Diplo, experience a full carnival, and enjoy a true taste of LA with food provided by some of the city’s best restaurants. Los Angeles, you have my word that Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX will go down as our fourth championship we have won together.”