If you cook it, they will come. On Saturday, July 24th, over 60 vendors gathered together at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to feed the people – and the people came in hoardes.
From food trucks to tequila tastings, over 5,000 attendees sampled street food from food trucks like Mariscos Jalisco, Flying Pig, Frysmith and Monsieur Egg. Local eateries in attendance included Starry Kitchen, Mo-Chica, Sedthee Thai Eatery and Scoops Westside.
The bounty of street bites wasn’t all that was offered on this sunny Saturday. Two Singha beer gardens, and mezcal and tequila pourings whet many an adult appetite; while POM and Del’s Lemonade kept the kiddies quenched. Bliss Spa Lounge was also on hand to provide pampering to eaters large and small.
While diners devoured, a tasting panel put together from all corners of LA life – from the LA Times food section to City Hall – dined and determined winners across categories like best “old school” street food (Robert Danhi’s Southeast Asian Flavors’ Explosive Thai Bites) to top sweet tooth (Scoops Westside‘s Thai Iced Tea Coconut).
Miss the event but looking to sample some of LA’s best street food? Websites like FindLAFoodTrucks are like a street gastronomer GPS.