Street food existed long before the myriad of Twittering food trucks took over Los Angeles. Evan Kleiman (chef/owner of Angeli Caffe, host of KCRW's Good Food) reminds us of that on May 1st, when she moderates the Global Street Food event featuring OC Weekly Managing Editor and food contributor Gustavo Arellano.

Joining them via Skype will be Lesley Téllez of Eat Mexico, a Mexico City-based company that offers tours of the city's street food, and Robyn Eckhardt, a former Food Editor at Time Out Kuala Lumpur and author of Food & Drink chapters for Southeast Asian Lonely Planet guides. Their discussion will focus on street food from around the world and how it affects a city's culinary culture. Naturally, this event wouldn't be complete without food trucks.

Look for Mariscos Jalisco (currently a contender in Taco Madness 2011), India Jones Chow Truck, Let's Be Frank, Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels and Nom Nom Truck.

Tickets cost $40 – $42.50 and go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. They can only be purchased online.

LA Weekly