What should you eat this Saturday?

There are two major food events happening in the DTLA area this Saturday: the L.A. Taco Festival at Grand Park and the World Gyoza Eating Championships in Little Tokyo. Both are accessible via Metro, and both are worth checking out.

The L.A. Taco Festival takes place Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and once there you’ll be able to purchase tacos from more than 20 different vendors — then wash it all down with some delicious Tamal con Mole cupcakes. Get to Grand Park via the Red or Purple Line to Grand Park/Civic Center Station or numerous downtown buses.

The World Gyoza Eating Championships take place in front of the JACCC in Little Tokyo at 2 p.m. If you don’t know what gyoza are, they’re also known as potstickers — dumplings that have been pan-fried and are a little crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside.

Watch competitors scarf down as many gyoza as they can in 10 minutes…and if you still have an appetite after that, get your own gyoza to eat. There are plenty of restaurants in Little Tokyo that have gyoza on the menu, and I personally recommend Suehiro Cafe and Daikokuya. To get to Little Tokyo, take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

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  1. The Taco Festival was great, but I forgot that the Rams game started at 6PM. Ouch!

    At 4:30pm the Expo Line trains were being loaded to Crush capacity at 7th/Metro – fans were certainly taking advantage of the Red and Gold Lines as well.

    From my westward bound Expo train I noticed a few short ‘extra’ trains running back to 7th/Metro, so kudos to Metro for adding capacity.