After a two year hiatus, the Los Feliz Village Street Fair hit the streets strong. The sun was shining bright and the scent of food from the Village restaurants lured you closer. There were lots of entertainment avenues from bands playing on several stages around the fair, carnival rides for the kids, and vendors as far as the eye could see where you could learn about new products, see new fashions, and discover community outreach programs.
Let’s talk food! Ice Ice Shavie serves Farm Fresh Shaved Ice and Syrups. Summer is here and this is a great way to cool off and make an adventurous jump from the typical flavored syrup on shaved ice to organic, fresh from the garden flavor. Please visit their website: http://www.iceiceshavie.com/ to see more flavors and check out their calendar so you can try them for yourself. Watch for a spotlight article on this marvelous new food truck coming soon!
Organic Liaison is a new weight-loss program developed by Kirstie Alley, star of “Cheers” and “Look Who’s Talking” movies. All of the foods are organic and taste great. Please visit her website: http://www.organicliaison.com/ for more details on the program.
Taj’s Roasted Sweet Corn was outstanding. They use a roaster to cook the corn, while locking in the sweetness. After the cob is peeled back, it takes a quick dip in melted butter. But that’s not all. They had a table set up with condiments ranging from sea salt to lemon pepper to dark chili powder. The condiments add a great flavor without masking the taste of the sweet corn. Thumbs up!
Seoul Sausage Company has developed a way to have Korean BBQ but in a sausage format. These sausages are outstanding! The Spicy Pork Sausage is pork sausage flavored with traditional Korean spices and served with apple cabbage slaw. The Kalbi Sausage is 100% all beef kalbi flavored sausage served with kimchi-kraut and garlic jalapeno aioli. It reminds you of kalbi ribs but without the mess of getting your hands all sticky from the sauce. These throw a party for your taste buds! Thumbs up; way up! Please visit their website: http://www.seoulsausage.com/ for more details and see where you can find them.
Pattaya Bay Thai Restaurant had a $7 combo plate special so you could taste the dishes they offer in their restaurant a couple of blocks away. Tom Kha Soup with tofu was almost like a coconut curry soup – very rich plus huge chunks of soft tofu. The flavor was really good but it was just too hot to eat on a summer day. This would be an excellent choice on a cold, rainy day. Pad Thai Noodles were okay. They were not mixed up thoroughly. The Chicken Sate is marinated chicken on a stick. It didn’t include a dipping sauce but the flavor was good all by itself. The Shrimp Cake is shrimp mixed with curry paste and deep-fried. It didn’t include a dipping sauce either. The flavor was good, but the texture was a bit tough. You might need to eat this one fresh out of the fryer. I would definitely stop by their restaurant to try some other dishes. Check out their website for more info: http://pattayathaila.com/.
The Sidewalk Grill by Shekarchi is a Mediterranean Fusion Café specializing in healthy meat on a stick choices. The beef salad salad was wonderful. Their beef kabob was like a koobideh kebab (ground beef and spices, hand-pressed onto a skewer). The texture was a like a high-end, fine ground burger with Mediterranean spices. The shallot yogurt was a perfect pairing adding a sour, savory flavor to the meat. The house dressing was herby and tangy and went well with the mixed greens. Let’s not forget the hummus. Their hummus is da bomb! Velvety texture with a fresh, homemade taste. The pita bread is huge and airy. Thumbs up! Please visit their website for more info: http://thesidewalkgrill.com/.
Start with dessert and end with dessert. At Paradis, homemade ice cream is made fresh every day. Their ice cream and sorbets contain 40% less sugar than frozen yogurt. A scoop of sorbet only contains 75-120 calories! Their ice cream is very similar to gelato, not packed with a lot of air and fillers like its American counterpart. The texture is smooth and creamy without being heavy. The booth had only a few flavors, but they had a store right down the street and the menu was surprisingly long with many unique flavors like Elderflower. Thumbs up! Please visit their website for more info: http://www.paradis-icecream.com/.
If you’re looking for an entertaining outing on the weekend, put the Los Feliz Village Street Fair on your calendar next year. It’s totally worth it! Check their website, follow them on Twitter, or find them on Facebook to get more info for next year.
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
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