Were you someone that was NOT at the LA Street Food Fest?

It goes without saying that the festival was a smashing success. It looked like everyone and their momma knew about it and decided to make their way downtown on Saturday. This was the line I found myself falling in when I walked over to LACS just before 11am:

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Long ass line? Only a part of it

Little did I know that this was only a fraction of the line – it snaked back out to the parking lot and then around the corner. (Twitter friend @ZenDental snapped a great aerial shot of the entire line – yes, you needed a bird’s eye view to truly comprehend the mass)

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Around the corner...

...and heading back out to the street

...and heading back out to the street

So I stood in the line for about 10 minutes, before I realized, hey, don’t I have immediate access to most of these trucks almost every day of the week? And then proceeded to walk to Bottega Louie for brunch.

I am mildly disappointed that I didn’t get to attend, but like I said, I’m local to the food truck scene, unlike many of the suburbanites who trekked from as far as the Inland Empire to attend. I also would have been more than mildly disappointed if I were one of the ones who were turned away at 3pm.

BF still managed to snap some shots of the trucks inside. Ludo Lefebvre’s Ludo Bites truck, wish I tried that fried chicken….

The limited time Ludo Bites truck

The limited time Ludo Bites truck

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Either way, glad to see that it was a successful event that shows how serious Angelenos are about their food trucks.

Bottega Louie is my favorite restaurant in downtown regardless – it’s never a sad thing to end up there.┬áThese shots at Louie are a combination of both Saturday brunch and Valentine’s Day lunch. Yes, we went twice in a row! Two meals there were probably WAY less than what anyone spent for Valentine’s Day dinner. Believe that.

French toast

French toast

Berry Lemonade

Berry Lemonade

Sweets on display

Sweets on display

More pink, red, and hearts

More pink, red, and hearts

Love the packaging on Moet Champagne

Love the packaging on Moet Champagne

Louie's famous macarons

Louie's famous macarons

These were my favorite macarons when they first opened almost a year ago, but they have changed their formula a number of times. I now find them too gummy and hard for my tastes. Still good though.

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BF bought me one!

BF bought me one!

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BF also got me the Ann Taylor silk camp shirt that was in the Lucky Mag Feb 2010 issue – 40% off this President’s Day weekend too. I know, I can’t believe I shopped at Ann Taylor too.

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