Tired of chasing the new fabulous food trucks around town? The LA Street Food Fest gathers 36 of them all together this Saturday from 11-5 pm downtown. Entry is only $5 (children under 10 are free with a paying adult) which gives you entry, a free drink, and a chance for some prizes. All the vendors will be selling their wares for between $1-5, but remember that to keep their overhead low they only accept cash, so make sure you carry enough green with you to eat to your heart's content.
The list of participants is here and they range from the talented Ludo LeFebvre making his famous fried chicken courtesy of a co-op with Mobi-Munch (chef Ludo does not have a truck or plans for one), the Grilled Cheese Truck, and Gastrobus, to The Sweets Truck for those who want to make a meal out of dessert. Vendors will also be there so you can shop for your last minute Valentine's Day gift if you haven't found the perfect gift yet. Take your bike (there will be a free bike valet), or take the metro to the event (they are near 7th & Figueroa) and you won't have to hassle with downtown parking.
If you had a nasty break up with your loved one and this Valentine's Day you are seeking something other than a romantic night, you might want to go to Oak Fire Pizza with a photo of your ex. As a brilliant alternative for those with memories to forget, they will not only shred your old photo, but they will buy you your first drink (the rest are all 1/2 off). It could also be the beginning of a new romance with so many singles gathering in one place; this could create a whole new definition of happy hour at a bar.