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Smorgasburg Los Angeles - Week 8

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Just off of Alameda Ave (at Bay St) in Downtown Los Angeles is the entrance,  to what the NY Times calls Smorgasburg (in Brooklyn) as "The Woodstock of Eating"
But, in Los Angeles, we do it LA style...
 Parking is FREE for the first 2 hours and admission is FREE.
So there's no reason not to come each Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm.
See What Jay Eats... Week 8
Sunday, August 7th

 My first stop is usually at Todo Verde for one of their aqua frescas.
Today I had the Amorcito, with strawberry, rose, chia seeds, and maple syrup.

 Todo Verde also has smoothies too.

 Lots of choices
Almost too many...

Next stop, Burritos La Palma
It may not look like much, but these burritos are fantastic!
Flour tortillas made each morning.

Preview - Sunset & Dine 2016

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At the iconic corner of Hollywood and Vine  lies the famous Capitol Records building.

This time, I'm not in Hollywood to see the famous sights but to get a preview of this year's Sunset and Dine 2016!
This is the 5th annual Sunset & Dine, on September 1st in Hollywood. It's a food festival with sample food, beer and wine, and desserts from more than 20 Hollywood restaurants.
There will be concert featuring Gabriel Garzon-Montano too.
Proceeds benefit The Center at Blessed Sacrament

See What Jay Eats... at this year's preview to Sunset & Dine
Our first stop was Wood & Vine, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine

The Mez-Mel with mescal, watermelon, lemon, lime, honey,  and a Serrano pepper.
A nice summer cocktail with a kick!
Wood & Vine is known for their  small plates, perfect for sharing.
 Watermelon & Tomato Salad with watercress, cucumber, pickled watermelon rind, and blue cheese.
One of the dishes to be served at Sunset & Dine.

Smorgasburg Los Angeles - Week 10

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Sunday, August 21st was a special
Barbecue Day!
If you follow me, you know I love good BBQ and would spend all of my free time in Central Texas. See my last BBQ adventure HERE
"It is better to have burnt and lost, then never to have barbecued at all." ~ William Shakespeare

Upon arrival, I had to decide what to start with...

See What Jay Eats...
Of course my first stop is always Todo Verde for an agua fresca.  Today I had the Naranjada.
With orange, orange blossom water, chia seeds, and maple syrup.  It was refreshing and kept me hydrated.

 While talking to a couple of vendor friends, they introduced me to Henry of Yellow Business.
They make Hong Kong Egg Waffles over charcoal.

Henry suggested that I try the Matcha Green Tea version.
Since they make the waffles over charcoal, I noticed that the waffle was crispier than the ones made from an electric waffle iron.
Yellow Business was at SmorgasburgLA on this one day, hope they'll be back.
Otherwise, you can follow them on Facebook for upcoming eve…