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L.A. Street Food Fest draws thousands

February 14, 2010 | 11:29 am

Grilled cheese
Alerted by Facebook, Twitter and plain old word of salivating mouth, foodies by the thousands descended Saturday on downtown Los Angeles for the "first annual" L.A. Street Food Fest.

By midday, the line of eager epicures extended for blocks along South Beaudry Avenue, outside the grounds of Los Angeles Center Studios, and the wait to buy a $5 entry ticket was two hours. Once inside, the hordes queued up again to grab tidbits for a dollar or two or three from about 30 of the city's most popular food trucks, among them Flying Pig, Fishlips Sushi, Komodo, Frysmith and Coolhaus.

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Photo: Dave Danhi, president of the Grilled Cheese Truck, distributes sandwiches. Credit: Christina House / For The Times