Big Bite Bacon Fest Instagram Giveaway

Thanks to friends at Big Bite Bacon Fest I am doing a giveaway on my Instagram page. To win a pair of tickets to this year’s Big Bite Bacon Fest, all you have to do is follow my page and tag 3 friends. Winner will be selected and announced on July 27th.

The winner is able to chose tickets to either August 1st or August 2nd.

The Big Bite Bacon Fest is a fun-filled, tasting event featuring creative bacon and pork dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks from Long Beach and beyond. Indulge in mouth watering bacon-y deliciousness ranging from ​​​​appetizers to desserts to everything in between to be washed down with samples of ice cold craft beers. Don’t risk missing out on delicious bacon & pork infused dishes and some of the best craft beers!

You definitely want your hands on these tickets. Hurry up and head over to my Instagram page and follow for a chance to win.

You can also buy tickets at www.gotporked.combig-bite-bacon-fest

Get your stretchy pants on! It’s LA Street Food Fest 

I was overly impressed with this year’s LA Street Food Fest. It was actually my first time and I swear it will not be my last. There were over 100 vendors. Everything was amazingly executed and foodie-goers couldn’t be happier.

The festival took place at the beautiful Pasadena Rose Bowl. Honestly, this was the best venue for this type of event. I love everything about the Rose Bowl. Lots of history and it’s very well maintained.

Tickets to the event were $90 for a VIP and $60 for General Admission. Tickets are all inclusive and includes free parking. I would definitely splurge and get the VIP ticket as it gives access to the event 2 hours early! On top of that you get to enjoy all the food and drinks with much shorter lines. You also get full access to two VIP areas, one being the Rose Bowl field and the other was near the Garden Concourse. In the VIP Garden we got to meet the celebrity chef Philip Frankland Lee from Scratch Bar and The Gadarene Swine; we tasted some delicious uni sake shooters. Thanks to Be Glammed I got to rock the festival with some luscious braids and gorgeous cat eye makeup. Oh, and very tasty cocktails by the folks at Corazon Y Miel. Faith & Flower were present and cooled us off with delicious Straus Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta.

There were so many food vendors to chose from that I had to master my plan of attack. I tried a little bit of EVERYTHING and gave time through out each tasting to relax on the gorgeous field. Ones that stood out were Bachi Burger, Free Range LA, Howlin’ Ray’s, Marisocos el Mazateno, Sweetfin, One Veg World, Poke2Go, Komodo, and Status Kuo.

Lots of alcohol at this event. From tequila tastings, to craft cocktails and craft beers. Cocktails were flowing at The Venice Whaler, The Church Key, and Greenbar Distillery. For the beer lovers there were Angel City Brewery, Singha, Goose Island , Firestone Beer, and Elysian Brewing.

As for desserts, where do I start?! The options were endless. Ice cream from Salt & Straw, McConnell’s, Choctal. Donuts from Donut Friend and Colorado Donuts. Sweets from Sugar & Spun and SO much more!

Big thanks to Boxed Water for keeping us hydrated. Apparently boxed water container is more sustainable than the plastic bottles and because Boxed Water is Better.

I really couldn’t be more happier with how everything went at this festival.I am already looking forward to next year’s event. Hurry up already, Summer 2016!

See you all at next year’s event and remember to wear your stretchiest pair of pants and go feast mode!

Be sure to follow me @losangelesfoodiegirl and @lastreetfoodfest on Instagram and sign up for the latest updates and early discounts.











Sasabune | Beverly Hills

I was treated an incredible lunch at Sasabune in Beverly Hills. I’ve never been to the other locations, however, this one is located in a random strip mall. The interior is simple yet modern. There are a number of seats at the bar and tables as well. Be sure to make a reservation.

Omakase starts at $65+ and up. | Yellow tail sashimi, seaweed salad , 10 pcs nigiri, oysters 3 ways, hand roll, miso, dessert |

Weekday specials:

Omakase Lunch set is $35. | Albacore sashimi salad, 7 pcs nigiri,  hand roll, miso, dessert. Definitely a bang for the buck. |

Chirashi bowl $25 | Assorted sashimi, warm rice, miso, hand roll, dessert |

I would splurge when coming here and get the Omakase. You get to taste a variety of fish including shellfish. You won’t regret it.

My favorites were toro, uni, yellowtail, and the toro hand roll.The fish was so fresh and probably the best I’ve had. Each piece was well prepared and some were simple but was so flavorful. I love that they explained each dish and how to eat it.

I really enjoyed the lychee sorbet with fresh pineapple dessert. It was a perfect ending.

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