Global Street Food event – May 1

Global Street Food event – May 1

Global Street Food pic


On Sunday, May 1, 2011,KCRW & SMC Associates present Global Street Food, a special, live event celebrating street food from around the world, being held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Report by Pauline Adamek

This will be a live stage show followed by gourmet food truck tastings, featuring Evan Kleiman of KCRW”™s Good Food radio show. Kleiman will be joined on the Broad Stage by her friends, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold, OC Weekly”™s Gustavo Arellano and Chef Jet Tila. Also food writers from Malaysia and Mexico City will join them via Skype to share what”™s cooking on the streets where they live.

“We”™ll talk a bit, then we’ll all head out to eat from six of LA”™s best food trucks. Enjoy banh mi, hot dogs, empanadas, curry, tacos and crepes. The ticket price includes food and a raffle.

Growing up in Silverlake, street food was corn dogs, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, or my favorite, jelly donuts from the Helms Bakery truck. There are now thousands of food trucks roaming the streets of L.A., serving some of the best food in the world. This kind of road-side service is LA”™s mobile interpretation of traditional street food from China, Vietnam, Latin America and Europe.”

Kleinman”™s radio show will explore current trends and history on May 1st.

Ticket prices: $42.50 and $40.00, and a limited number of $30.00 balcony seats.
Maximum tickets:  8 per order

Your ticket will allow you to sample street food from six of L.A.”™s best food trucks during the second half of the show.

A limited number of specially priced balcony seats have just been released.  For more information and to purchase tickets go here.

Global Street Food

Global Street Food

Sunday, May 1, 2011

at 11:00 AM

The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA  90401

Limited parking is available in The Broad Stage parking lot and on nearby streets.  Please check street parking signs carefully as restrictions do apply.

Phone: (310) 314-4635 (KCRW Membership)

The Trucks:

India Jones Chow Truck is “authentic-as-it-gets” gourmet Indian street food, influenced prominently by Punjabi cuisine.  With roots in Jaipur, India chef Sumant Pardal has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years.
Mariscos Jalisco
isn”™t just another shrimp taco truck. Winner of “Best in Show” and the “People”™s Choice Award” at the L.A. Street Food Festival, owner Raul Ortega brought his delicious Mexican taco recipes straight from San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco.
Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels brings Argentine cuisine to the streets of Los Angeles. Chef Piaggio thrives in fusing his Argentine roots with the street food culture of California, and has been making his signature Argentine empanadas for almost 30 years using a recipe from a remote little town in the middle of the vast pampas. Crepe”™n Around“™s gourmet crepe truck is run by sisters Eileen and Joann DeLeoz, who fell in love with crepes while visiting the Eiffel Tower in 2006.  Follow their truck “Crepe”™n Around” Los Angeles for delicious, sweet & savory classic French crepes with Americanized fillings that everyone can enjoy! Let”™s Be Frank serves their “hot dogs gone good” from carts and trucks throughout San Francisco and L.A. Topped with homemade pickles and onions, their “Frank Dog” is made from 100% grass-fed beef from local producers with no fillers, added hormones, anti-biotics or junk. Nom Nom Truck is an all female-owned food truck (owners Misa Chien and Jen Green) that serves “Banh Mi”, or Vietnamese Sandwiches, and other Vietnamese-inspired dishes to West Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles area. Jen Green, half-Vietnamese, uses her family’s secret traditional recipes for Nom Nom’s famous Banh Mi sandwiches.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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