Food is such a necessary part of our lives and culture. In Los Angeles, food has quickly gone from this blasé thing to a respected, innovative playground for chefs and restauranteurs to experiment. We, like a other Los Angeles food aware websites, are absolutely crazy about eating in our city. We try to scour new restaurants as much as possible and track any food trends and happenings to share. One coming up that we are absolutely going crazy over? The 3rd Annual LA Street Food Fest. Because we know you guys are dying to go, we have a little opportunity for you to win a pair of tickets to attend this Saturday’s food celebration at the Rose Bowl.
The fest is a food filled gathering where you can munch on the best things in town, all gathered on the Rose Bowl field. They festival has partnered with several top chefs in Los Angeles, enlisting everyone from John Sedlar at Playa to Christian Page at Short Order and food trucks like Kogi, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Border Grill, and more. They’ll have gourmet food trucks, local loncheros, street carts, stands for restaurants, ice cream, coffee, beer, dessert, tequila, wine, and more: as you can tell from their long roster, you will have enough LA food to eat for days.
Because you’re dying to go, we have a way for you and a friend to get in–for free! We want you to share something with us in the comments or by e-mail. Here’s what we’re looking for…
• Tell us your favorite Los Angeles 2012 food moment so far. This can be anything: your favorite restaurant, favorite discovery, favorite event, favorite piece of news, etc.–just something new and representative of food this year in Los Angeles. In a few sentences, tell us why it was so special to you and why it was so important to Los Angeles in 2012. A lot has happened this year in food–we want to hear what resonated most to you!
To give you and example, we’ll share our favorite Los Angeles food moment of 2012 thus far…
While it was a tough call between the 24 hour Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills, mourning and celebrating the loss of foie gras, and the recent rise in fried chicken, those Los Angeles food happenings lost out to Roy Choi announcing that he was no longer going to eat meat and–maybe–will leave cooking. Yes, this is something very, very distressing for Los Angeles foodies but it is also something so interesting and unexpected that we couldn’t help but obsess over it. We’ve watched closely, theorizing why he’s had a change of heart and dissecting recent appearances he has made. Roy Choi will never not be a Los Angeles food staple and, now, we know he will never not be a food iconoclast, taking our expectations of him and his food and breaking them over our heads. Even though he has caused us stress, we’re extremely loyal–and biting our nails to know what he’s going to do next.
Now that you have an idea of what we’re looking for, send us your favorite 2012 moment in Los Angeles food and you could win two tickets to this weekend’s LA Street Food Fest. All entries must be received by Friday, June 20, at 12PM PST. The winner will be contacted shortly thereafter and announced–with other notable food moments–at 2PM this Friday. Enter, tell your friends to enter, and feel free to buy tickets here. We are looking forward to seeing what you all have to say–and hoping to see you at Saturday’s event!