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Chef Dontaye Ball's 40th Birthday Bash: 3rd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Boil and Birthday Party

September 3, 2023 at the Outer Sunset Farmer's Market & Mercantile



Dontaye Ball (aka Mr. Gumbo)

Gumbo Social

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July 19, 2023

For Immediate Release:

San Francisco, California: Join Chef Dontaye Ball, aka “Mr. Gumbo” of Gumbo Social, in celebrating his 40th birthday with the 3rd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Boil and Birthday Party at the Outer Sunset Farmer's Market in San Francisco.

The event is set for September 3, 2023, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, promising a memorable afternoon filled with good food, live music, and camaraderie.

The Seafood Boil features shrimp, baby potatoes, corn, smoked sausage, and more served with butter, Old Bay, and Cajun spices.

Video by Step One Films

"This birthday celebration is about bringing people together over good food and good times," said Chef Dontaye Ball. "I'm grateful for the support we've received from the community."

Key details

  • Date: Sun, September 3, 2023

  • Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

  • Location: Outer Sunset Farmer's Market & Mercantile 1994 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116 @Gumbo Social booth (37th & Ortega).

  • Tickets:

    • Early-bird tickets are available until July 31st.

    • Regular tickets are priced at $44.99 per person for an all-you-can-eat experience.

    • Limited VIP tickets ($800 per table) offer an array of perks that include:

      • Unlimited Seafood Boil for 6 People

      • 6 Bowls of Gumbo

      • 1 Pitcher of Lemonade

      • 6 Water bottles

      • 6 Desserts

      • 6 To-Go Hot Sauce Boxes

      • Seating in VIP tent

      • 2 Gumbo Social Shirts

      • 1 VIP Card with 20% discount for the entire year

      • 2 VIP Invitations to a Gumbo Social Exclusive Event

  • After-party: The festivities will continue into the evening with an after-party at Gumbo Social's restaurant at 5176 3rd St, San Francisco, from 5 PM to 10 PM.

Tickets for the 3rd Annual All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Boil and Birthday Party are limited, so secure your spot early for a day of delightful food, live music, and celebration.

Chef Dontaye Ball recently opened his first-permanent restaurant location in the Bayview neighborhood at 5176 3rd St., San Francisco. Over 500 guests including San Francisco's mayor London Breed attended the Grand Opening celebration held on June 3, 2023.

Where to get more info

Read more about Chef Dontaye Ball here. Get the Gumbo Social press kit here. Send interview requests to


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Kadvany, Elena. "Pop-up gumbo sensation opens permanent restaurant in San Francisco." San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 2023,

Kassin, Kate. "The 12 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2023." Bon Appetit, 19 January 2023,

The Kelly Clarkson Show. “Single Dad Starts Successful Gumbo Restaurant Amid Pandemic.” YouTube, 22 June 2021,

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