Saturday, August 30, 2014

From Crispy Fish Tacos to Miso Donuts, Filling Our Bellies at The Taste's Opening Night

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There are plenty of food festivals in Los Angeles. But I don't think there's one better organized than Los Angeles Times' The Taste, now taking place this weekend at the Paramount lot. The event attracts top-notch restaurants, which offer up perfect bite-sized eats, and there's never a long wait for any of the vendors. You can eat well at The Taste.

And last night, at the Opening Night of The Taste, we ate very well. Some highlights:

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Yep, those tacos were crispy. And effing good. Maria and I agree, this was the best item of the night. And it was the very first thing we ate. From the Church Key.

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Waterloo & City

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Adding a drizzle to the miso donuts at Hinoki & The Bird

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Fried chicken sandwich from Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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Putting together those Plan Check sandwiches

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Feel the burn! Spicy curry chicken from Jitlada Thai Cuisine. And I mean SPICY. But even through the tears, no regrets!

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Forkin'! At Phorage.

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Other restaurants at opening night included: Alma, Bowery Bungalow, Bulgarini Gelato, CAFE del REY Chichen Itza Restaurant, DeSano Pizza Bakery, esCaLA Ktown, Firefly, Fred 62, Goldie’s, Guelaguetza, Hamasaku, Horse Thief BBQ, iPic, Mexicali Taco & Co., Pedalers Fork, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sun Cafe, Sushi Roku, Tanzy, The BLVD- Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Counter Burger, The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge, Union, Urban Garden, Wood & Vine.

Some tickets are still available for the Saturday and Sunday events; go here for details. (Keep in mind that, per the website, LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold is no longer involved with this weekend's festivities due to "unforeseen circumstances.")

1 comment:

Matt Welke said...

great food!

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