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Tickets On Sale Tomorrow for KCRW's "Global Street Food" Event

Talkin' about tacos...and much more. How does street food shape culture? (Photo by shabdro nga via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Street food can put the taste of the globe in the palm of our hands, and a whole cultural landscape on our palates. The phenomenon has changed how we eat in very recent times here in Los Angeles, as we lead the pack in our thriving "new wave" of street eats in the form of food trucks, as well as continue to boast a vibrant street eats culture of a more traditional kind. "How does street food help define a culture?" is the he question on the table--and onstage and in the parking lot--at the upcoming "Global Street Food" event put together by KCRW, featuring "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman and the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano and others in a discussion about how street food shapes a city's culture and influence what we eat, all with a global emphasis.

Joining in on the talk will be Lesley Téllez, a Southern California native, runs Eat Mexico, a Mexico City-based tourism business that offers English-language tours of the city's street food, markets, tacos and mezcal, and Robyn Eckhardt, a former Food Editor at Time Out Kuala Lumpur and author of Food & Drink chapters for Lonely Planet guides to Vietnam and Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

Attendees will also get to taste what's being talked about. After the discussion, international street food flavors will be provided by five of LA's best food trucks, Mariscos Jalisco, India Jones Chow Truck [LAist Story], Let's Be Frank [LAist Story], Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels, Nom Nom Truck [LAist Story], which will set up in the parking lot of the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The food, as well as live entertainment, and the discussion, are all included in the ticket price ($40-$42.50), and tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 23 at 10 a.m.

KCRW's "Global Street Food" Event
Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. @The Broad Stage in Santa Monica
Tickets: $40-$42.50, available online starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 23.