Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows and makes it, and how they make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food at the festival costs $5 and less, and all food incorporates regionally-sourced, fabulous, and sustainably-produced ingredients. [SOURCE]
Set in picturesque waterfront of Oakland's Jack London Square, food trucks and food stalls set up shop and fed hungry foodies all over the bay. Last year it was held August 27-29.
Here's what I gather for this year's offerings:
The Eat Real Festival, the urban food extravaganza that celebrates the best of quality food and farming, has released its expanded 2011 festival dates. In addition to its annual Oakland event, Eat Real now adds a Los Angeles event that will offer an extraordinary opportunity for people to celebrate not only the very best of their regional food purveyors, but also the people who grow it. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their food, through food skill demonstrations on stage as well as hands on workshops.
“Eat Real has taken the idea of and old-time state fair and turned it on its head,” said Anya Fernald, founder of Eat Real Festival. “We put people in touch with their food by showing how it’s made including sauerkraut and tamale making, animal husbandry, and the skills involved in craft food professions like cheesemaking and butchery.”
Details for the 2011 events are as follows:
• Los Angeles: July 16-17 at the Helms Bakery District in Culver City, CA
• Oakland: September 23-25 at Jack London Square, downtown Oakland, CA
See how much fun it was.
Not the usual fare you see on food trucks. And some sold out items too - so quickly.
Spencer on the Go won third place in the first Food Channel's THE GREAT FOODTRUCK RACE, has anyone seen it?
Gerard's Paella had the longest line, except for the Beer Shed, or even longer. They had three kinds - seafood, meat, and vegetarian.
Cajun Boudain is spectacular!
Sisig taco - no offense, but NOT sisig at all :). Tasty though, so Mexican in flavor.
From the El Salvadoran stall, I got the very best chicken pupusas with sauce.
Jerk Fish on left, fish tacos on right = both equally superb.
Nom nom nom!!!!!
I cannot wait for the next one!
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