On July 16, L.A. Street Food Fest founders Shawna Dawson and Sonja Rasula bring their gastronomic mega event back to the Rose Bowl, far from the vehicular chaos of Carmageddon that may very well immobilize the Westside. Better yet, the fest benefits Downtown Women’s Center, which has been providing housing, meals and job support to L.A. women for over three decades.
L.A. Street Food tickets cost $60 apiece, but organizers generously donated a pair of passes for to Food GPS readers, to the “Family Fun Day” session that runs from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m on Saturday, July 16. To become eligible, just comment below and on two other Food GPS posts. I’ll announce two winners on Food GPS and Twitter by 3 p.m. on July 15.
JULY 15 UPDATE: Congratulations to Sylvia Yoo for winning L.A. Street Food Fest tickets.
The event will feature more than 60 vendors, including previews of a number of concepts like Japanese okonomiyaki and teppanyaki from the Glowfish truck, Korean mandoo and finger foods from Hansik, pierogies from Steel City Sandwich, Korean pastries and pourover coffee from IOTA, German currywurst from Currywurst, market-driven fare from Chef Christian Page/Tione’s Quality Meats, shaved ice from Ice Ice Shavie, ice cream from Mother Moo Creamery, and ice cream sandwiches from Batch From Scratch and Scoops Westside.
You’ll also find known-but-still-compelling entities like the TiGeorges’ Chicken, Grilled Cheese Truck, Mariscos Jalisco, Starry Kitchen, Mexicali Taco & Co. and Sabor de Bahia. Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza also gathered some of the most exciting chefs from Baja, including Sabina Bandera of La Guerrerense, Benito Molina of Manzanilla and Javier Plascencia of Mision 19.
Organizers are providing free parking in the Rose Bowl lot, and if you take the Gold Line to Pasadena’s Memorial Park Station, they’re running a free shuttle every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more details, or to purchase tickets, Click Here.