By Contributor | LA Taco
The Big One is back! Next Saturday, June 29, L.A. Street Food Fest returns to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl with over 100 restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, and sidewalk chefs preparing street-style specialties in an all-you-can-eat orgy of traditional and trailblazing recipes. The lineup of savories alone, as you see above you, resembles a culinary Coachella. Serious specialists like Bigmista’s BBQ, the barbacoa bravos from San Diego’s Aqui Es Texcoco, Starry Kitchen, Inglewood’s Coni’Seafood, Oaxaca’s own Rodolfo Castellanos, 9021Pho, Tijuana’s Javier Plascencia, Rivera’s John Sedlar, Bell’s Corazon y Miel, Grilled Cheese Truck, Octavio Olivas’ The Ceviche Project, Ensenada’s El Coraloense, and El Monte’s mind-blowing Dragon Whiskers candy chap will be among the many artists uniting for the six-hour affair.
The annual festival has also turned into a surprise springboard for cool forthcoming concepts, and this year will also feature a beer garden, seven cocktail bars, an ice cream social, and commando clothing boutiques. Last year, there were a lot of sponsors giving away free swag like entire bottles ofK.O. Ketchup, putting a little more icing on the cake of an all-day, all-you-can-eat booze and food feast. Every one who enters also gets a free ticket to the O.C. Fair to cavort with barnyard animals and deep-fried foodstuffs. Check out the full roster of participating restaurants on the event’s website, and get a $5 discount on the $50 Gen-Pop and $75 VIP tickets when you buy through Eventbrite using the code “LATaco13.” See you at The Street Food Fest!