Upcoming July 16th LA Street Food Fest Expands Its Menu & Scale Since Last Summer

Posted by Billyjam, July 6, 2011 03:40pm | Post a Comment
If you plan on attending the fun & satisfying-to-the-palate, all day LA Street Food Fest - The 2nd Annual Summer Tasting Event, happening Saturday July 16th on the grassy fields of the Rose Bowl, do yourself a favor and don't eat beforehand. And when you arrive at this foodie's heaven, pace yourself as you taste your way through the cuisine of over 65 street food vendors of all styles and culinary delights. Presenting food from every corner of the globe there will be old school carts, hot gourmet food trucks & stands manned by both under-the-radar kitchen talents plus celebrity chefs from some of LA’s finest restaurants.
So popular was the premier summer LA Street Food Fest last year that they expanded it this year to include the Brookside Park space of the Rose Bowl to add on three soccer fields of additional space, and to include even more culinary specialists than last year. The $60 all inclusive tickets are actually very reasonable considering all you get for it. You get to taste unlimited fine food and drink including alcohol (so you could, if you wish, spend your day say at the Tequila Tasting Tent enjoying over a dozen different Tequilas) and spend the whole day with everything (even parking) included in the one time cost. All attendees need to bring is a picnic blanket and some sunscreen, oh, and an appetite. 

The day long (10am to 10pm) event also features several fun sessions throughout the day. These sessions include the all ages, family friendly Picnic in the Park and the Family Fun Day respectively from 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm, and the 21+ Date Night from 6pm to 9pm. Each of these events are limited to 1500 attendees max to ensure a nice controlled environment. The Gourmet Trucks section will include the Border Grill Truck whose specialty is quinoa fritters, the Dim Sum Truck whose specialty is pork and shrimp shu mai + “baked potato” dumpling, and the Great Balls on Tires truck whose specialty is billed as "Ballywood Indian meatballs on rice."

There's even the Grilled Cheese Truck who, as their name implies, serve up cheesy mac & rib + plain & simple melt. The food carts and stands will include the likes of Antojitos Carmen (Alambre taco + pambasos + squash blossom quesadilla), and Seoul Sausage Company (Kalbi sausage + spicy Kimchi pork sausage).

For a full listing of all the food vendors and chefs and more detailed information visit the LA Street Food Fest website.

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