If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you no doubt already know TYL is hosting the debut of Graffeats Guerrilla Dining in Los Angeles on September 25th—a San Francisco chef, a secret location, a journey of the arts.
Los Angeles can be pretty rough around the edges—I mean, East Siders vs. West Siders; Trojans vs. Bruins, so prepare as we take it to the “Streets.” With a five course meal inspired by street foods from around the world, wine pairings and a live performance by Street Poets, it’s sure to be another adventuresome dining experience.
Tickets went quickly, so to keep in accordance with our theme, I’m giving you a tour of Los Angeles “street foods” I’m loving lately:
Wurstküche: Purveyor of Exotic Grilled Sausages-Nestled in the art district of downtown, this is an inexpensive way to have a night on the town. My husband was brave enough to taste from their “Exotics” i.e. Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeños. Me? I was loving the Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions and Sauerkraut. This is a hot spot, so cozy up to the bar while you scout for a table.
Umami Burger-Will literally put your taste buds in overdrive (umami is our fifth primary taste). Start with their homemade pickles and work your way to the burgers—I love the Port & Stilton. Can’t decide between the Malt Liquor Tempura Onion Rings and the Tripled-Cooked Hand Cut Fries? Neither could we, so we shared one of each. Get ready for the second location opening in Silver Lake next week. From what I hear, this one is going to be much larger, will serve alcohol and have an oyster bar.
Loteria Grill at The Farmers Market–A Los Angeles staple for traditional homemade Mexican. Their newest locale on Hollywood Blvd. has poshed it up, but the Farmers Market keeps it real. You’ll find me here most Friday nights chowing down on their carnitas tacos, frijoles negros, chips and guacamole and a side of plantains. Is it Friday yet? I feel another craving coming on.