The First Annual LA Street Food Festival

While people were looking forward to a romantic weekend of candle-lit dinners, roses and chocolates, I was thinking about how I was going to attend arguably the biggest street food event of the first quarter of the year; the first annual L.A Street Food Festival.

The event went down on Saturday the 13th of February, and it was a perfect way for people to usher in the romance of Valentines. I managed to convince my boyfriend to attend the event (which wasn’t too hard given how much he loves food trucks). He also managed to convince two of his friends; Rick and Tom to attend the event alongside us.

Where Was It and How Much Was It?

The first edition of the LA Street Food Fest was held at the LA Center Studios with tickets going for $5 for general admission entry and a cool $30 for VIP entry.…

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The Oinkster

I love food, and I am constantly on the lookout for new restaurants and food joints to satisfy my craving for good food. Recently, one joint that I have heard about a lot is The Oinkster.

I have seen it featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives where Guy Fieri is the host. I have also seen it in the “Hot on Yelp” section of Yelp, and it got featured on a list of the best burger places in Los Angeles. Curious to know what the fuss is all about, I decided to take a detour (with my colleague) after work and sample The Oinkster.

Andre Guerrero owns this restaurant, located at 2005 Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock. It was my first time there but finding it was a walk in the park. The simple decor of the restaurant, the clean interior, and the friendly service impressed us.…

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Little Tokyo Market Place and Mikawaya

Even though I like eating out (especially food trucks), I also like to do some of my cooking at home. In line with this, I go for grocery shopping every Sunday.

Honestly speaking, grocery shopping was not an activity I particularly enjoyed. I especially hated the fact that finding the ingredients I love at affordable prices was such a hassle.

That was until I discovered Little Tokyo Market on Alameda Street in downtown LA. Initially, the place was known as the Mitsuwa place (a Japanese themed market). Sometime last year, however, H-Mart, the Korean supermarket took over space subsequently renaming it Little Tokyo Market and maintaining the Japanese theme.…

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Capriotti’s

I am normally not very enthusiastic about eating out in chain restaurants. My undisputed love for food trucks is no doubt one of the reasons for this. Chain restaurants also tend to serve menus that are rather too generic. However, when I heard that Capriotti’s had opened shop in Beverly Hills, I was more than thrilled. Alan and Lois Margolet started it in 1976 in Delaware.

Capriotti’s is a restaurant that specializes in handcrafted sandwiches. It has since built a positive reputation for itself, winning several accolades over the years including Delaware Today Magazine’s “Best Turkey Sub”.

I heard that the original owners sold Capriotti’s in 2008 to two former University of Nevada students (Ashley Morris and Jason Smylie) who were initially franchisees. Just last year, one of the more popular offerings, the Bobbie was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” on AOL.com.…

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