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LA Street Food Fest is Here! 7 Foods to TryBy Lesley Balla | June 25, 2014 By Lesley Balla | June 25, 2014
There will be an insane amount of food at the fifth annual LA Street Food Fest at The Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 28. Not only can you snack on truck staples like taquitos, al pastor tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs but some of the city's top chefs and bartenders will also be there. And everything from ice cream to iced coffee will be on hand to keep you cool. (Sometimes they're even combined.)
The event will start an hour later this year and end an hour later — perfect for dealing with the inevitable Pasadena heat. This year also means more VIP areas and offerings, including boozy oysters from roving barman Matt Biancaniello and bottled cocktails from Harlowe, and "villages" set up by cuisine, including a Latin quarter, American food, ice cream and coffee lounge. All in all, it's a lot of bang for your buck ($55 for general admission, $80 for VIP; get tickets here).
Dishes for the day's festivities cover the globe. There's Dog Haus' Another Night in Bangkok hot dog; a biscuit with chorizo gravy and quail egg from Picnik's Eduardo Ruiz; Korean BBQ brisket tostadas from new Formosa Cafe chef, Brian Huskey; and porchetta from Union's Bruce Kalman. There's really so much more. Here's a sneak peek at some of the best bites in store, from churro ice cream sandwiches to chicken sushi.