2.23.2010

la street food fest

LA street food fest
LA street food fest
LA street food fest
LA street food fest
LA street food fest
LA street food fest
The 1st Annual LA Street Food Fest was a couple of weekends ago. Since it was the first event of its kind in LA, I knew to prepare for disappointment. That being said, I actually ended up having a pretty good time. Sure, there were huge crowds and long lines, but the people were friendly, the DJ played good music, and of course, the food was delicious.

My goal was to visit three food trucks that I'd been wanting to try out. I was able to try two of them: Coolhaus and The Grilled Cheese Truck. I got to sample two mini treats at Coolhaus: a chocolate chip cookie & maple with candied bacon ice cream sammie and a brownie & strawberry ice cream sammie. Both were so good and perfect for the near 80-degree weather that we were having that day. My friends and I tried out a few different sandwiches from The Grilled Cheese Truck, but the hands-down winner was the Brie Melt - double cream brie, a slice of crisp Bosc pear, and honey on cranberry walnut bread. The textures and flavors were incredible! The perfect mix of creamy, crunchy, savory, and sweet. I've been craving another Brie Melt ever since. I plan on recreating it at home sometime soon. My hunger wasn't even close to being satisfied by the time I left the festival, so I ended up stopping for chicken wings at Kyochon (best chicken wings ever). Yeah, it was a fairly gluttonous day, but I'm not making any apologies. Food is amazing. Days like this make me feel lucky to live in LA.

3 comments:

Little Bear Stories said...

I have a fascination with street food so am very envious! Sounds like you had a great time x

Eli said...

that looks so awesome!! Cant wait til I move back to the LA area to experience stuff like this again. Las Vegas is a cultural black hole

dana said...

This sounds amazing! I hope that the street food scene continues to grow here in Seattle. RIght now it is quite small. I have been visiting Portland a lot lately and they have food carts everywhere you look... The source of some of the best food I have tasted.