Studio City will get a new food fair, finish with Dave Grohl slinging BBQ

September 18, 2018 - bbq set

L.A. loves a good food hall, and a city can’t get adequate of Smorgasburg—just ask anyone who’s waited an hour in line for pineapple shrimp boats on a blazing prohibited Sunday. But for those in a 818, some of a city’s many sparkling blends of cuisine and vendors can feel a universe away, with many of a food halls planted resolutely Downtown. This weekend, that changes when Studio City enters a arena.

Valley Urban Market, a new, weekly alfresco event, launches Saturday morning with stalls offered dumplings, BBQ, boba and illusory iced teas. Set in a parking lot of Midcentury-Modern charmer Sportsmen’s Lodge, a Saturday food fest has a bit of everything, including a operation of 20-or-so food vendors, out-of-town guest chefs, DJ sets and family-friendly entertainment like balloon art, face portrayal and print booths. And for those who adore their BBQ pig rolls with a bit of stone and roll, Dave Grohl will offer we pit-smoked meats everlong—or during slightest until a Beached Pig sells out. 

On Sep 22 and 29, Grohl will hand out pulled pig sandwiches, brisket tacos and specialty sides with his pitmaster friend, Billy Terrell, who’s make-up adult his 28-foot trailer (complete with 1,270-pound cooker) and attack a highway to move L.A. a ambience of his sailing Tennessee BBQ concept, a Beached Pig.

Photograph: Courtesy Valley Urban Market

 Brisket from a Beached Pig

Allow us to explain: In further to his ubiquitous BBQ unrestrained (judging ’Q contests, for one), a Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician is married to one of a new food fair’s founders, Jordyn Grohl. She’s launching a marketplace with her longtime friends and associate Valley natives, Megan Gefsky and Deborah Saly, who wish to move a something-for-all food-hall ethos to a SFV. 

Other vendors include Buttery Popcorn Co., that serves small-batch sweet-and-savory flavors like cereal milk; modern-Chinese truck Dina’s Dumplings, that boasts handmade pig and cabbage, beet, and vegan dumplings. There’s also Emsaymada Project, which brings Filipino cheesy brioche ensaymadas, as good as Hearth and Olive, which keeps you cold from a feverishness with marketplace mezze and Middle East-meets-California fare.

That’s not all: The picture-perfect Lobsterdamus offers a heading flayed-and-grilled lobsters, as good as a lobster noodles; Okipoki takes its DTLA poke to Studio City; Sunny Blue’s made-to-order omosubi (rice balls) are on hand; Sticky Rice’s mobile lorry rolls in with Thai food; and catering operation Wa-ii Kamikaze sets adult emporium with boba and burgers. Wash it all down with customizable teas and fruit drinks from a Base, that uses uninformed fruit, matcha, coconut water, tender sugarine cane, spices and more.

Unlike DTLA’s Smorgasburg, there is an acknowledgment fee, yet it helps a good cause: Entry costs $5 per guest, and a apportionment of a deduction advantage Valley Food Bank. Bringing small ones? Children underneath 5 get in for free.

Valley Urban Market launches Saturday, Sep 22, at 12825 Ventura Blvd in Studio City. Stop by each Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Parking is free.

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