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Food GPS Giveaway: L.A. Street Food Fest Tickets

By Joshua Lurie | July 12, 2011 38 comments
Food GPS Giveaway: L.A. Street Food Fest Tickets
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
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On July 16, L.A. Street Food Fest founders Shawna Dawson and Sonja Rasula bring their gastronomic mega event back to the Rose Bowl, far from the vehicular chaos of Carmageddon that may very well immobilize the Westside. Better yet, the fest benefits Downtown Women’s Center, which has been providing housing, meals and job support to L.A. women for over three decades.

L.A. Street Food tickets cost $60 apiece, but organizers generously donated a pair of passes for to Food GPS readers, to the “Family Fun Day” session that runs from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m on Saturday, July 16. To become eligible, just comment below and on two other Food GPS posts. I’ll announce two winners on Food GPS and Twitter by 3 p.m. on July 15.

JULY 15 UPDATE: Congratulations to Sylvia Yoo for winning L.A. Street Food Fest tickets.

The event will feature more than 60 vendors, including previews of a number of concepts like Japanese okonomiyaki and teppanyaki from the Glowfish truck, Korean mandoo and finger foods from Hansik, pierogies from Steel City Sandwich, Korean pastries and pourover coffee from IOTA, German currywurst from Currywurst, market-driven fare from Chef Christian Page/Tione’s Quality Meats, shaved ice from Ice Ice Shavie, ice cream from Mother Moo Creamery, and ice cream sandwiches from Batch From Scratch and Scoops Westside.

You’ll also find known-but-still-compelling entities like the TiGeorges’ Chicken, Grilled Cheese Truck, Mariscos Jalisco, Starry Kitchen, Mexicali Taco & Co. and Sabor de Bahia. Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza also gathered some of the most exciting chefs from Baja, including Sabina Bandera of La Guerrerense, Benito Molina of Manzanilla and Javier Plascencia of Mision 19.

Organizers are providing free parking in the Rose Bowl lot, and if you take the Gold Line to Pasadena’s Memorial Park Station, they’re running a free shuttle every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more details, or to purchase tickets, Click Here.

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Comments

  1. Corey says:

    Hope it’s not too late to enter…I just moved to LA and it’s events like this that make me so excited to be here. I’d love to go!

  2. Mario D. says:

    Just got engaged, would love to take the future Mrs. to celebrate.

  3. mario says:

    Choose me! I promise to help defeat CARMAGEDDON by going Metro!!

  4. Toni Tardino says:

    would love to try the grilled cheese truck…thanks for giveaway @tonithetiger69

  5. bryant says:

    can i come?! please???????

  6. shalimar says:

    oooooooh la street grub? legit! i gots to be there!

  7. Xenia says:

    i entered the GOOD LA photo contest and lost – would love to win some passes!!!

  8. erik says:

    hook a brotha up!

  9. Anek M. says:

    I would love to go! =)

  10. Tracy says:

    Getting tix to this event would be the best way and probably the only way to get me out of the house this weekend. I had planned to stay home to avoid carmageddon but if I win tix, I would take advantage of the $4 jetblue fare from LB to Burbank and then take the Gold Line to the Rosebowl and then FLY back to the LBC! That would make for one awesome weekend.

  11. melissa says:

    I WOULD LOOOOOVE TO GO!

  12. Chris R. says:

    I was planning on doing a Gold line tour this weekend so this would be the perfect fun thing to do along the way! And, who doesn’t love a Food truck fest?!!

  13. Sylvia Yoo says:

    can’t wait to eat my weight in streetfood this weekend!

  14. Natascha Crouch says:

    I would love to be there on Saturday? Did someone say Free Tequila?

  15. rachel says:

    Aaaah please?!?! Dying to try those sea urchin tostadas…

  16. Diana says:

    I can’t think of much I’d rather be doing this Saturday!

  17. sugar says:

    especially excited about the baja chefs & tequila tastings!

  18. Rachel says:

    Looking forward to seeing my favorite CheF, Marcella Valladolid from Mexican Made Easy! Those 2 extra tickets would come in handy to invite 2 friends as well. Thanks for putting on such a great event!

  19. Cheri says:

    After 20 years of visiting the same taco truck in Eagle Rock, I found out that he, Leo, will be at the food fest. As a private chef and foodie, I just can’t wait…just need to run the bowl everyday until the 16th to make room for the great and maybe win some tickets.♥♥♥food,makes me ☺☺☺.

  20. Sklar says:

    I just heard from friends who already bought their tickets that LA Food Fest organizers have canceled the 10am – 1pm session because of Carmageddon this weekend, but their website doesn’t indicate that…

  21. Tracy says:

    Food trucks and picnic blankets under the stars, what could be better!

  22. Andy says:

    Doing the Irvine Mud Run on Sunday. What better way to prepare myself than to stuff myself with awesome street food.

  23. Joellyn says:

    I love Thrillist. They always tell me about the greatest things happening in and around these L.A. environs. Now, if I could JUST win tickets……..hint, hint…. :-)

  24. Sklar says:

    The line up for this event sounds amazing. It would be great to be able to win the passes so that a co-organizer of a foodie group on MeetUp.com and I can try out each vendor and see which ones we would love to host a formal meet-up event with our foodie group!

  25. ndevelopment says:

    would love to go….keeping my cankles crossed!!!

  26. Katherine says:

    This event sounds amazing! I hope I win some tickets :]

  27. Terrence Rorie says:

    What a wonderful way to spend a day in beautiful Pasadena. This sounds like a hoot! I’ve never heard about the annual event before. Can’t wait to check it out! And yes, the perfect way to forget about, Carmageddon”!

  28. Greta Anderson says:

    Patiently waiting for my notice to tell me that I’ve won tickets to this weekend’s LA Street Food Fest!

  29. Jill McAfee says:

    Loves me some street food! Especially when all the yummy goodness is in one great big fest!

  30. Alba says:

    I hope to win the tickets! We are planning to go from San Diego! Thank You!

  31. George says:

    I am this north side of the Carmageddon. This looks like the place to be for the weekend.

  32. Oleg says:

    Sounds like an amazing events. Would love some tickets.

  33. Leela says:

    Here’s hoping the lines are shorter and they don’t run out of food as quickly as last year!

  34. Crystal says:

    What a great way to escape carmageddon! How am I jsut learning about this now?!

  35. Rachael says:

    Wooo! This is very generous of the organizers and you :) Very happy to try and win a pair. <3 This event is going to be awesome

  36. Adam says:

    Sounds like an awesome event! Fingers crossed…fingers crossed…

  37. Jeff Prosser says:

    Would love some tickets.

  38. Philip says:

    Missed out last year, but I hope I can win tickets this time around. Looks like it will be an awesome event!

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