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LA Weekly Detour Festival (dtown)

vivinator Sep 30, 2008 02:53 PM

it's this Saturday. anyway what is the food like. it's from 12 pm-12 am. what good, cheap food is walkable?

  1. EatinThePizzaNaked Sep 30, 2008 05:07 PM

    since it's a closed off event (no ins & outs) unless you're planning on eating somewhere downtown before or after you enter you're stuck eating at whatever food stands they have inside. it was pizza, gyros, etc. pretty much the usual street fair food.

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    1. re: EatinThePizzaNaked
      vivinator Sep 30, 2008 08:13 PM

      that sux. i'd like to use the light rail. blue line to red line. hmm I'm gonna post on another forum to see what the best way to go is. maybe buy something from dtown and eat it later. apple pan in w la opens at 11.

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        vivinator Oct 7, 2008 01:11 PM

        anyone else go? what'd you think of the food and music? kyochon chicken got awesome reviews from jonathan gold. well, don't think he reviewed their concert stand.

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          Ernie Oct 7, 2008 01:57 PM

          I tried samples of Kyochon wings and they were good, but overall the food was overpriced so we headed out to King Taco afterwards, but the music was great. Bitter:Sweet were fantastic, I enjoyed H&LA despite the sound engineering problems, and Cut Copy put on an impressive show

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            tokyoastrogirl Oct 7, 2008 02:52 PM

            The no cash policy was pretty irritating....I bought some of the fresh guacamole which was good but needed one major thing- SALT! Also had a mini fried burrito which was bleh and I should have known better. Friend had the Brazilian chicken plate which I tried and thought was quite good. The music was good but I'm biased so won't get into it. Overall, I thought the festival was just ok.


            1. re: vivinator
              mke2lax Oct 8, 2008 07:55 AM

              I had the Kyochon finally, after hearing about it forever. WOW! I have a new addiction....but I agree with other posters, it is a little pricey. Washed it down with some soju. Mmmm.
              After a little hesitation, I liked the cash-less card thing. First time I came across something like that.
              My favorites were Gogol Bordello, DataRock, Afternoons, Bitter:Sweet and The MaeShi.
              All in all, a great day.

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          Ernie Sep 30, 2008 02:58 PM

          I'm heading to this event too – especially excited to see Hercules & Love Affair and Bitter:Sweet! Pitfire Pizza is close by on 2nd St. Not super cheap, but very good pizza


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            vivinator Sep 30, 2008 02:54 PM

            oh it's bounded by first , main, temple and spring sts

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