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L.A. Street Food Festival Scheduled for Valentine's Day Weekend

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A veggie dog from the Let's Be Frank truck, one of the many trucks in LA's current street food scene | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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If you went to UniqueLA this weekend and read the program book, you might have been tipped off to a festival that's guaranteed to get everyone salivating. It's the LA ♥'s Street Food Festival on February 13th. Not much information is out yet, so we spoke to one of the organizers for more info.

"The goal is to get as much L.A. street food (from taco trucks to chic trucks) in one spot with entertainment, live art, music and, quite possibly, a pop-up UniqueLA mini-market," explained Shawna Dawson, former Yelp Community Manager and currently with her own company, SauceLA . Dawson has teamed up with Sonja Rasula of UniqueLA to make this event happen.

"Ideally, aside from having it all in one place, all the vendors will do special small plates so people can easily sample," Dawson continued, knowing that such an event can draw long exasperating lines.

And what about bacon wrapped hot dogs? "If I get my way," teased Dawson, who said more details will come out as the event approaches. To stay in touch with festival news, sign up for the Unique newsletter.

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