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:
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)
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….
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. These 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.
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.