Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekend Guide: K-TOWN NIGHT MARKET, LA



Need plans for this weekend?? Look no further, I just got the scoop on the best place to be if you're looking to fill your belly with insanely good food! Check out all the info below! 
The highly anticipated KTOWN Night Market will be holding its inaugural festival on Friday, April 18th (4 PM – 12 AM) and Saturday, April 19th (2 PM – 12 AM) at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles District 10, the outdoor event will be free to the public and will feature over 100 food and merchandise booths, including 40 food vendors that represent the full breadth of multi-ethnic street cuisine from Los Angeles and Orange County.
Seoul Sausage Company (Season 3 Winners of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race) will be the special curators of the festival’s food truck line-up, ensuring the presence of the best mobile eateries in Southern California. Along with its tasty offerings, KTOWN Night Market will also feature various activities, carnival games, and live entertainment with local artists, such as Parker (also known as Dumbfoundead), already confirmed to perform. Yelp will be getting involved as well by hosting a special KTOWN Bar Crawl that continues the night and takes attendees through the top bars in the area. Angelinos are invited to join the festivities with their friends and families to experience what is slated to become the premiere community festival in Southern California.


   The released list of food vendors also includes L.A.’s favorites, such as Orochon Ramen, Mama Musubi, Ham Ji      Park, Moodaepo, Iota, Eight Korean BBQ, SnowLA Shavery, and Escala, the new Colombian restaurant in Koreatown by Celebrity Chef Chris Oh – to name just a handful.   Attendees will be able to get their hands on the original Ramen Burger by Keizo Shimamoto, and even have a signature dish cooked by Brian Huskey (Season 11 of Bravo’s Top Chef) from his new restaurant, Table 13. 
The two-day event aims to emulate the traditional night markets that have become popular tourist attractions in nearly every major city in Asia, characterized by their late-night street food offerings and merchandise booths. With the support of the City of Los Angeles District 10, Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr., and Assistant Chief Deputy Michael Bai, KTOWN Night Market is now bringing this exciting concept to the center of Los Angeles. As the most densely populated district with about 120,000 residents in 2.7 square miles, Koreatown is considered one of the most diverse and most lively communities of Los Angeles. The annual festival hopes to highlight and support this growing cultural hub, its establishments, and the youth culture in the Los Angeles communities through this annual event.
For more information on KTOWN Night Market, please visit http://KTOWNnightmarket.com or connect with us on http://facebook.com/KTOWNnightmarket.