What I'm Looking Forward to at the Opening of Smorgasburg LA - 2016

June 18, 2016

I had a conversation with a friend who asked me which
food event I was going to attend this weekend?

I told him that I was going to be busy most of the weekend,
but I was going to the opening of Smorgasburg LA
on Sunday (Father's Day).

I had been to the original Smorgasburg in Brooklyn
and the food was fantastic!

Mario Batali called Smorgasburg "The single greatest
thing I've seen gastronomically in New York City."

It's now in Los Angeles!

The famous Ramen Burger got it's start
at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.

See some of my Smorgasburg pics from Brooklyn

Not being too familiar with the food vendors at
Smorgasburg, my friend asked what am I looking forward
to on Opening Day?

Besides my friends and LA favorites:

Guerrilla Tacos
Mama Musubi
Ramen Burger
TJ's Tacos

Here's what I'm looking forward to at Smorg LA:

There's nothing like fried mozzarella cheese
and marinara sauce.

This was one of my favorites at Smorgasburg
in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) and making their
L.A. debut at Smorg.

 Photo by Rucker's Pie

I've been waiting for Nicole's pies for awhile,
ever since I got to taste her Strawberry - Rhubarb pie
at an event in Hollywood earlier this year.

You may know her from the donuts at Cofax.
IMHO, I think her pies are even better.

 Photo by Raindrop Cake

Although I've had a Raindrop Cake before,
I think it's one of those desserts that
you need to try.

It does taste like a raindrop,
whatever a raindrop tastes like...

My suggestion is to eat the cake with the
condiments together (sweet and bitter)

The S'mores Version
with chocolate, marshmallow fluff, and
toasted marshmallows on top.

They also have a green tea version.

All Raindrop Cakes $8

Photo by Smorgasburg

Mexican Posole

Chef Ted Montoya brings a customizable
posole to Smorg LA.  I met Ted, and his wife
Melissa, and look forward to my customizable
bowl on Sunday.

He'll be doing tamales too.

Here's his menu
I really enjoyed it and will be back!

 Photo by Smoke Loaf & Saucer

Avocado Toast with Smoked Brisket

Got to meet a couple of the chefs,
they blew me away with their smokey
chocolate chip cookie...

Photo by Porridge and Puffs

I've been a fan of Chef Minh Phan,
and have been looking forward to her porridge.
Especially since I work during her farmers market
appearances in Hollywood.
Now I can enjoy at Smorg LA.

BTW, Jonathan Gold is a Porridge and Puff fan too...

 Maury's Bagels

A variety of bagels and toppings.

Had a whitefish with cucumbers and red onions
on a sesame bagel.

It was sooo good!

The avocado one was pretty good too.

The "CuBaoNo"
from Ichicoro

A take on a Cuban sandwich with a pressed steamed bun
with roast pork, ham, cheese, pickles, and with a Zuzu
jalapeno mayo mustard.

The Amorcito
from Todo Verde

An agua fresca with strawberry, rose, chia seeds,
and maple syrup.  Since it will be a hot one on Sunday,
time to cool down with a nice agua fresca.

If you follow me, you know I can eat tacos
all day long.  Knowing this is Smorg LA,
I knew this vendor would be really good.

I got to attend the Vendor Welcome Party
and got to sample their carnitas.
Let me tell you, it was one of the best I've had
in awhile, it was that good!

They'll be seeing a lot of me...

These are just a few of the food vendors I'm looking
forward to visiting.  There are a lot of other vendors that
I'm looking forward in trying on the Sundays I attend.

Let me know your favorites!

Besides food, there'll be shopping too,
sorry occupational hazard...

Alameda Produce Market in Downtown LA
746 Market Court
Los Angeles, CA 90021

10 am - 6 pm

Photos by Jay Terauchi
unless otherwise noted
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi


kari sue said…
Yay! So excited for this place... my food universe keeps expanding thanks to you. I am expanding thanks to YOU, too.

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