Flavors of LA – LA Times – The Taste

Flavors of LA – LA Times – The Taste

 

This past Saturday (August 31, 2013) was the Flavors of LA portion of The Taste event by LA Times. The Taste festival was a 3 day event over Labor Day weekend consisting of 5 different sessions. The one that we went to was on Saturday night- Flavors of LA. This festival takes place at the back lot of Paramount Studios amongst all the city streets where countless TV shows and movies have been shot.

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There were over 40 food booths and 40 liquor booths to check out in the 4 hours of the festival so we had a lot to eat and drink in a short time. Unfortunately a lot of the booths had only meat products  but there was a good amount without so we were able to find some great bites and discover some new restaurants in the process.

 

 

 

Here’s a small sampling of our “tastes”:

The Grilled Cheese Truck was cranking out samples all night long. The tater tots were perfectly crispy and salty and the Mac n cheese was a wonderfully unique cheesy bite.

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Grilled Cheese Truck– Tater Tots

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Grilled Cheese Truck – Mac n cheese sandwich

 Blvd 16 in Westwood was sharing some cool treats during a very hot night.

Blvd 16- Gazpacho and Peach Tarts

Blvd 16– Gazpacho and Peach Tarts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bibigo was sharing a vegetable and rice dish while entertaining the crowd with a few characters

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Bibigo character and Veggie Girl

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Rice and Veggie bowl

 

 

 

 

 Chiptole was there as well offering up their Sofritas tacos with Patron margaritas.

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Chipotle Sofritas taco with margarita

 

Taking a break to check out some of the speakers

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The Taste Stage

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Bryant NG from Spice Table giving a Demo

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Jonathan Gold from LA Times moderates the Pop Up panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ended with a wonderfully refreshing pint of Stella Artois at their mobile bar

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Stella Artois Bar

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Plenty of glass for everybody

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Glad I had my tote along for all the information (and glass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course I had to stop and see what it would be like to be up on the stage presenting… maybe next year.

Veggie Girl on the Taste Stage

Veggie Girl on the Taste Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to next year……

 

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