Los Angelenos obviously can’t get enough street food. 5,000 tickets were sold, and those who paid extra for VIP were rewarded.
I knocked out 20 restaurants/trucks before 5pm. By 6:30 the field was full.
The worst two dishes were Monsieur Egg’s raw steak sandwich (after way too long of a wait) and Taqueria Escuela’s salty taco in a mushy tortilla.
The weather was perfect, the crowd was happy and this little guy was prepping for a career as a UCLA running back.
I want to mention Dry Soda, as I tried it at Galco’s recently (cucumber, lemongrass), and again today (rhubarb, juniper berry) at the event. They are the perfect level of sweet (14g of sugar), and the big soda companies should take note. This is the direction you should be taking your soda- away from the 40g of sugar, diabetes-inducing poison America is addicted to.
I also hung out with a bunch of bloggers, one in particular that you should check out- The Chocolate of Meats. (That’s him in the picture).
Considering how well LA Street Food Fest has progressed in the five short months since its inception, I anticipate great things in the future. This was a fantastic one-stop marathon.