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Chinatown Summer Nights

iheartcooking Aug 25, 2011 04:29 PM

Has anyone ever been to this? It's this Saturday and looks intriguing, and I would like to bring the family but I can't find any talk of previous years, or photos, online. I love Chinese culture and food but it's radio-station sponsored so I don't know what to expect.

  1. mrgreenbeenz Aug 25, 2011 07:08 PM

    There are cooking demos in the middle of chung king road but the main food attraction last year was a row of trucks off the main plaza (starting near grand star). I recall having a nice beet salad from gastrobus and some shave ice. The grilled cheese truck was there but the line was preposterous.

    For the culture element, one night I went there were dragon dancers and kids doing whatever the Chinese equivalent of taiko is. On another night there were only some dj's and there wasn't as much of a cultural element. Maybe since they did four last year and only two this year they will really pack it in.

    If you'd like to eat Chinese food your best bet may be walking over to JR Bistro.

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    JR Bistro
    750 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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    1. re: mrgreenbeenz
      iheartcooking Aug 26, 2011 06:17 AM

      Thanks for this info- the web page has NO info, in fact most of the links say "coming soon" so for a sec I thought maybe it didn't really exist or something. So I wanted to hear from someone who'd actually been.
      Sounds like it should be fun.

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      nosh Aug 25, 2011 04:34 PM

      Here is the link: http://chinatownsummernights.com/

      KCRW is a public radio station. Their events are usually well run, and they are well worth supporting. Their membership "fringe benefits" card gives 10-15% discounts at a number of restaurants, including Nook Bistro and 17th Street Cafe.

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      Nook Bistro
      11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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      1. re: nosh
        iheartcooking Aug 25, 2011 06:24 PM

        That is actually some good info thanks!

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