Coming Soon: L.A. Street Food Fest's Summer Tasting Event at the Rose Bowl

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Falafel from Tasty Meat

More than 100 popular local purveyors will participate, including Starry Kitchen, Currywurst, Short Order, Rivera and Lazy Ox Canteen. There'll be an "ice cream social" featuring a baker's dozen of frozen-treat specialists. There'll be a Singha beer garden, tequila and rum bars, and all manner of goodies designed to turn your stomach and liver into limp custard.

Only 5,000 presale ticket buyers will attend this gluttonous spectacle, and for a fairly reasonable price of $50 ($75 will get you in two hours early). We find it funny when events like this bill themselves as "tastings." The reality -- and it's really the nature of the beast, not the fault of any organizer -- is a booze-drenched rite of gut expansion complicated by the impatience and aggression of fellow attendees clamoring for enough "tastes" to render them comatose. It should be a good time -- for eating, drinking and a vivid perspective on the consumption habits of the privileged.

Our picks: duck curried meatball sub (D'elish Sandwich Shop), chicharones and rice pudding (Lazy Ox), sweetbread taco (MexiKosher), chili crab gumbo with buttermilk beer beignets (Starry Kitchen) and a michelada (Guelaguetza).

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1001 Rose Bowl Drive
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