Showing posts from August, 2013

626 Night Market 2013 - Food, Food, Food!

After posting some of my pictures, I've been asked "what's a night market?"  Night markets are big in Asia, Taipei's Shilin Night Market being the most famous.  They're more like night bazaars which are more casual than the busy markets during the day.  You can expect "street" type food and a chance to sample more of a variety than what we're commonly used to with a "plate" of food from a single vendor. Instead of heading to Asia to sample a pleura of street food at a night market, I have one right in my backyard at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia... 626 Night Market Los Angeles' largest Asian Night Market This year, 626 Night Market was held over 3 weekends in June, July, and August. With over 50,000 people attending over a single weekend, this place offers a chance to sample foods from all over in one setting, including some of our popular gourmet food trucks.  If you've ever been to Santa Anita Park

Hawaii: The Food Event of the Year!

Being in the food industry, I've been to a lot of food events, tastings, and food festivals.  Although I haven't been to the Food and Wine Festival in Aspen or South Beach, but for me, the Food Event of the Year is in Hawaii.  I was fortunate to attend the first two years of the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival and enjoyed every minute of the 4 day festival!  This year, the 3rd Annual Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival is September 1 - 9, 2013.  If you're a foodie, this is the event to be at... Here's some of my highlights from the  2012 Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival See What Jay Eats... The First Daytime Event "The Bounty of He'eia" Presented by the Kamehameha Schools We assembled at Paepae o He'eia, which is an ancient fishpond. As we look for sustainable food sources, we can learn from what the ancient Hawaiians did to survive 700 years ago. Learning how the fishpond works and