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Anyone going to LA Street Food Fest??? I already have tickets to Tacolandia, which is on the same day! I noticed some restaurants are listed for both. Are they doing double-duty???*

*Thought I'd try my hands on a kevin-esque title...

It's interesting that LA Street Food Fest is happening on the same day as Tacolandia. I think LA Street Food Fest announced their date after Tacolandia.

It's also interesting that many of the participants of one are apparently also participating in the other:



I see Carnitas El Momo, C-V-Che, Coni'Seafood, La Monarca, Mariscos Jalisco, Mexicali, Starry Kitchen, Tacos Kokopelli.

Anyone know if any of the participants are pulling out of one to attend the other, or if they're just doing double-duty? I'm ambivalent on whether prepping for two big food events on the same day makes it easier or harder...

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  1. Putting 2 major food festivals on the same day seems stupid especially since LA street food fest probably has more parking capabilities than tacolandia. Though on the up side, that means each event will be less crowded for the purpose of not bumping into people.

    La street food fest seems more appealing for me and the higher price doesn't matter as there's more variety, I'm just worried about the heat which will fortunately be offset by the unlimited beverages.

    As for your last question, I went to one of the participants facebook page and they mention they are going to both.

    1. Alright, Bill Esparza said on Twitter that there's no change to the Tacolandia line up. So I guess all these places are gonna be doing two events. Good on them.

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      1. re: TheOffalo

        Harder double header for the eaters than the cooks!

      2. 2014: the year food fests reached critical mass

        1. Does this classify as a food festival Bang Bang?

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          1. I heard LASFF had their date set before Tacolandia. Perhaps Tacolandia's change of venue (I heard they wanted to go back to the Palladium but couldn't) necessitated they pick the same date as LASFF. I'm sure the vendors from Mexico don't mind having to only make one trip to get exposure at two big events. :-)

            Hopefully the vendors who are working both events will provide as good a product and service to each event as they can. I applaud them. Perhaps this will actually be good for attendees of each, with the crowds spread between two events, maybe neither will be packed to the gills to the point where it gets to be less enjoyable (*cough*626 later in the evening*cough*).

            1. TheOffalo, are you still going to the Street Fair? I'm thinking of attending b/c some friends of mine are going, but I'm just terrified of the lines being horrifically long. Was wondering if you (or anyone else) had some strategies to minimize wait time....

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              1. re: ilysla

                Nope, I am committed to Tacolandia. Sorry. I'd say come, but unfortunately it is sold out. :-( You could check Twitter using the #tacolandia hashtag. Sometimes people are looking to sell tickets last minute (though last year, many more were looking to buy).

                1. re: TheOffalo

                  And you already said that in your original post. Maybe I should read these things more closely! Argh.