Six days post-Tacolandia is, maybe, more than enough rest to prep for the return of the largest gathering of street food purveyors in the Southland on Saturday, June 29. Returning to the Rose Bowl, this year's fest has been pushed a month up, meant to avoid the sweltering heat of July as experienced in events past. (Although there's no telling with the weather these days.)
Over 75 vendors — from food trucks to pop-ups to restaurants — are expected to show up. There will be appearances from the familiar, such as Grilled Cheese Truck, Wicked Kitchen, Bigmista's BBQ, Starry Kitchen, Ceviche Project and Plant Food for People. There will also be quite a few new faces to the event as well, including Badmaash and D'elish at Tiara Cafe.
The Ice Cream Social is making a return, with sweets from The Donut Snob, Peddler's Creamery, Churros Calientes, The Cream'wich and Z Confections.
For those interested in beer and spirits, there will be a Singha Beer Garden — complete with kegs, four cocktail bar stations and wine tasting at the Cupcake Winery's mobile lounge. Those in search of non-alcoholic refreshments can head to stands like Pressed Juicery, Honest Tea, Jarritos and ONE Coconut Water. Handsome Roasters and The Coffee Bean will provide caffeinated pick-me-ups.
Live bands will be performing while attendees partake in all the food and drink that comes with a ticket purchase. The band will be announced as the event draws closer.
There are a limited number of all-inclusive presale tickets available, capping at 5,000. General admission is $50 and VIP early admission costs $75. Tickets can be purchased at the event's website and Eventbrite. Among the swag and perks included with a ticket, free parking and Uber ride discounts might be the best one of all.
More details will be released in the next few days — we'll keep you posted.
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