Ramen Festival comes back to Los Angeles!

For those that missed the Ramen festival in August, you can catch them again next month at the Pomona Fairplex. The Los Angeles festival will be one two-day weekend, on October 18-19.

Also, Keizo Shimamoto is coming with a new creation, his Burger Ramen, which is different than his popular Ramen Burger.

Instead this is his take on abura soba, or soupless ramen. The dish is composed of a thick tare, or the concentrated seasoning at the bottom of a ramen bowl, with warm noodles placed on top. In this case, there’s also some greens and an actual cheeseburger.

The wildly popular Little Tokyo establishment, Daikokuya, will be there. They will present a mild Tonkotsu.
Don’t be surprised that this ramen festival will be a massive event as all the other events have been. You can expect long lines so make sure you aren’t starving when you attend the event. The hours will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission will run $5, and all bowls of ramen will be $8, although kids 12 and under are free.

Get your appetites ready to chow down on some ramen! Hopefully it will not be as hot as it is right now in Los Angeles!


Food/Drink Music/Concerts

Final 626 Night Market of the Summer

This weekend marks the final 626 night market in Arcadia that ends their 2014 summer series. It starts this Friday night, September 12 at 4pm- 1am and runs through Sunday, September 14. If you have no other plans this weekend head on over to the 626 night market and enjoy 200+ food vendors to choose from along with crafts, music, and games.

You can expect to find interesting, tasty food including a Ramen Burger, potted plant ice cream, scallion pancakes, and much more. Performances will also be held all weekend long including a special cosplay costume contest on Sunday from 8 to 9pm. (Some vendors will be giving discounted rates for those dressed up in cosplay costumes on Sunday). YouTube sensations The Fung Bros with special guest A.J. Rafael and Jason Chen will be performing over the weekend.

The 626 night market is the largest Asian-themed market in the United States. It drew in over 50,000 people during their July weekend event. The event takes place at Santa Anita Park at 285 W. Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007.

Admission is $3, but children under 6 years old get in free. Parking is also free.