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LA Street Food Festival - Who's In?

I'm really excited! Are any other Hounds going?

http://lastreetfoodfest.com/

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  1. 45Bucks? Hmmmm.....I dunno. Each truck is just going to be "featuring" one or two items in sample sizes, is that correct? Hmmm....I dunno. Includes parking and soft drinks and everything though, right? Hmmm....I dunno.....105 degrees in the shade is kinda helping me decide , however.

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    1. re: jackattack

      roll call.. i'm in!! bought tik yesters. hopefully it won't be a repeat of the street fest since this time they're limiting #of tiks. *crosses fingers

      1. re: jackattack

        C'mon, Jack! It's only supposed to be 81 that day. =)

        1. re: aching

          plus ish in the evening.. not peak heat wave time.

          1. re: namstermonster

            The event is going to be at 5:30p-9pm, so the super hot weather should be cooled down by then.

            Won't be able to make it this time, but I wish them well and looking forward to the reports please!! :D

            1. re: Dommy

              $45 happens to be the price of Lucque's Sunday Supper: http://www.lucques.com/sunday_supper.... Granted there's tip and tax, but... my street meat al pastor tacos cost $3.5 last night, drink included, hipsters excluded.

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              Lucques
              8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

              1. re: TonyC

                And wine. and valet. I see your point completely, we go to Lucque's often. But going to Sunday supper and this event are two completely different experiences...

                --Dommy!

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                Lucques
                8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                1. re: TonyC

                  I'm with you, Tony. The hipster contingent makes even the best foods taste a little bitter.

                  Mr Taster

                  1. re: Mr Taster

                    I dunno... if I said I would not at a place with good food because _______ group was there, I wouldn't be a Chowhound...

                    --Dommy!

                    1. re: Dommy

                      Ah yes, but I didn't say I wouldn't go.... only that the experience is diminished. There is a difference :)

                      Mr Taster

                  2. re: TonyC

                    sounds like a good deal tonyc, specially the hipsters excluded--was the hipster reference to language like tik, yesters and ish? LOL Street food that costs $45? That's crazy . . .

          2. Another one?! I'm kinda street festival'ed out...

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            1. re: J.L.

              I won't be attending but it is great to see StreetGourmet is going to be a judge.

            2. I'm going. Their first shot at this a few months ago was an organizing disaster of epic proportions, taking 2 hours to get food from most trucks. At the time, I said I'd never go to one of their events again, but it seems like they really took the complaints and suggestions to heart and organized an event that seems much more likely to be successful. Fingers crossed for a good time, good food, and short lines!

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              1. re: Nicole

                As a fellow survivor of the inaugural Street Fest debacle (even with a VIP pass), I wish you the best of luck on July 24th, especially in the weather department in the Arroyo (hoping no heat wave coincides on that date)... Bring sunblock!

                1. re: J.L.

                  It's an evening event so no worries about sunscreen!
                  Tickets were 35.00 on Goldstar!!!!
                  With 60 vendors hopefully sample sizes will be enough.....

                  1. re: J.L.

                    "As a fellow survivor..." made me laugh. It certainly was an ordeal!

                    Yes, sunblock is not needed, but VIP entrance is at 4 so it probably will still be hot. I'll let you all know how it goes.

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                  1. I have tickets and hoping the event is nothing like what I heard about last year. Does anyone have recommendations for which trucks have the best food?

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                    1. re: issey

                      They are already sold out (They sold out of GA yesterday and I think might have a few Vip left) Anyway, here's a copy and paste from another post of mine... PERSONALLY, I recommend...

                      Antojitos Carmen - The Fried Quesdillas, especially with squashblossom or Huitlacoche
                      Antojitos La Abuelita - Clayuda, the best in L.A.!
                      Dogzilla Hot Dogs - Yakisoba Dog!
                      Mariscos El Tetos - Caracol!
                      Mo-Chica - Causa or Ceviche
                      Monsieur Egg - Crab Cakes
                      Starry Kitchen - Crispy Tofu Balls
                      CoolHaus - any of their ice cream sandwiches!
                      Natura Bar - Rompope Raspado!
                      Scoops Westside - Any of their flavors

                      Everything else is just up to your tastes. IME of these things, the grilled cheese truck was the most popular, but I find their offerings meh. On the other hand almost equally popular fry smith always hits it. Also, keep in mind that there are now several food truck lots that you can always hit these trucks so I would go for those TRULY offering something unique, otherwise, you just have to keep up with the schedules of the lots at the link below...

                      http://socalmfva.wordpress.com/truck-...

                      --Dommy!

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                      Mo-Chica
                      3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

                      Antojitos Carmen
                      2510 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

                      Starry Kitchen
                      350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

                        1. re: issey

                          No worries! Glad you got tickets already because because they COMPLETELY sold out yesterday! :) Please report back!! :)

                          --Dommy!