A Weekend Of Festivals Prove That Angelenos Love To Eat

by Cary Randolph Fuller · March 2, 2010

Thanks to the Gold Standard Food + Wine Festival, there was plenty of tasty, weird, caloric goodness floating through LA this past weekend, and we're sorry we missed it because we could have definitely used a free taco from the Kogi truck.

On Saturday and Sunday at the Petersen Automotive Museum, food writer Jonathan Gold brought culinary connoisseurs together for his second annual Gold Standard festival. Forty restaurants dished out their latest creations, washed down by glasses filled by local wineries and breweries. A Kogi barbeque truck provided free tacos, and atop the roof patrons sipped and nibbled with good conscience, as a portion of the proceeds went to Heal the Bay.

Vegan tacos from the Kogi barbeque truck

Ashley Cockerham

Chef Ludovic Lefebvre of Ludo Bites, right

Ashley Cockerham

Fred Eric of Tiara Cafe, Kirin Ichiban Special Premium Reserve

Lou Amdur of Lou's and Octavio Becerra of Palate

[All photos via LAWeekly.]