LA Street Food Fest at Rose Bowl

Jun 23, 2013
Photo by Christina House/LATimes

Photo by Christina House/LATimes

There’s almost too much information to process—restaurants are representing, chefs are creating, food trucks and carts are dishing it out, stands and pop-ups are all on board. It’s the 4th Annual L.A. Street Food Fest, Saturday, June 29th at the Rose Bowl.

Ceviche Project, Kitchen Mouse, Mama Musubi and our own Dog Haus Dogs, Sushi Roku, Trattoria Neapolis (just named Pasadena’s best new restaurant), and La Monarca Bakery will be on hand serving up their treats for a cast of thousands.

This year, organizers have capped ticket sales to a mere 5,000 to hopefully cut down on long lines and waits. The general admission $50 and VIP $75 all-you-can eat-tickets are available only online—there will be no ticket sales at the door.

There will also be watering holes and coffee spots, bars, beer gardens, wine tasting, and “Caroline on Crack Approved” cocktails (their words, not ours). DJ Bianca from Jack FM will provide tunes and the live music stage will feature Black Crystal Wolf Kids.

The mission, according to L.A. Street Food Fest’s founders and organizers Shawna Dawson and Sonja Rasula, is “not only a desire to fill a gap in the local foodie and events scene with a delicious good time, but to create community and a platform to educate and support independent small business owners.”

In other words, it’s our duty as citizens—citizens who adore our cities and love the people and establishments that make them so special—to go and eat and drink to our hearts’ content. ¿Es verdad, no?

We give thanks to Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co. who patented elastic bands in 1845 and to William H. Spencer who was the first to mass produce rubber bands in 1923, which eventually led to the elastic waistband—which could be of use on Saturday. (Thank goodness untucked shirts are still fashionable).

L.A. Street Food Fest founders Sonja Rasula & Shawna Dawson; photo by

L.A. Street Food Fest founders Sonja Rasula & Shawna Dawson; photo by

L.A. Street Food Fest
Saturday, June 29th
Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena 91103
General admission, 5-9 p.m.; VIP, 3-9 p.m.
Tickets: online purchase only at

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