Perhaps it's further proof of LA's further expansion as a culinary destination but, this weekend sees two food festivals that sound somewhat similar in scope and thus, placed in direct competition with each other.
From the East, and the foothills of Pasadena, striding in for its second year after an auspicious, well-hyped and well-attended debut, is LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl.
From the West, and the flatland side of Culver City, comes the ambitious Oakland import to the Helms Bakery, Eat Real Fest, boasting free admission.
Any fellow 'Hounders planning to attend both or one over the other? Eager to hear why either way.