KTOWN Market Night!

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SUPER COOL. Korea Town in LA is doing a market night which means that there will be all sort of food trucks, entertainment and other frivolities going on April 18th & 19th. Below is their press release. Who wants to go with me!?

KTOWN NIGHT MARKET PRESENTED BY CITY OF LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES – The highly anticipated KTOWN Night Market will be holding its inaugural festival on Friday, April 18th (4 PM – 12 AM) and Saturday, April 19th (2 PM – 12 AM) at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles District 10, the outdoor event will be free to the public and will feature over 100 food and merchandise booths, including 40 food vendors that represent the full breadth of multi-ethnic street cuisine from Los Angeles and Orange County.

Seoul Sausage Company (Season 3 Winners of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race) will be the special curators of the festival’s food truck line-up, ensuring the presence of the best mobile eateries in Southern California. Along with its tasty offerings, KTOWN Night Market will also feature various activities, carnival games, and live entertainment with local artists, such as Parker (also known as Dumbfoundead), already confirmed to perform. Yelp will be getting involved as well by hosting a special KTOWN Bar Crawl that continues the night and takes attendees through the top bars in the area. Angelinos are invited to join the festivities with their friends and families to experience what is slated to become the premiere community festival in Southern California.

The two-day event aims to emulate the traditional night markets that have become popular tourist attractions in nearly every major city in Asia, characterized by their late-night street food offerings and merchandise booths. With the support of the City of Los Angeles District 10, Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr., and Assistant Chief Deputy Michael Bai, KTOWN Night Market is now bringing this exciting concept to the center of Los Angeles. As the most densely populated district with about 120,000 residents in 2.7 square miles, Koreatown is considered one of the most diverse and most lively communities of Los Angeles. The annual festival hopes to highlight and support this growing cultural hub, its establishments, and the youth culture in the Los Angeles communities through this annual event.

Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

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One of Michael and my first dates back in was at California Pizza Kitchen. I remember us sitting at the table going through the menu and trying to figure out a pizza we could split. (Splitting is big with 22 year olds…) Anyway, I remember Michael suggesting the Pear and Gorgonzola pizza and I was totally impressed on how refined his palate was. (Again, I was 22…) I guess I was use to guys that just wanted a pizza with a lot of cheese and meat. Anyway, we enjoyed our pizza over great conversation and lots giggling. We were also sitting on the same side of the booth at that time too. Alas, that was a few  years ago now (wink) and while we rarely sit on the same side of the booth we still enjoy this pizza together.

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Ingredients:

Pizza Dough (homemade or Trader’s Joe’s pre made dough)

Pear & Gorgonzola Dressing (Trader Joe’s)

1 pear sliced thin

1/2 cup Gorgonzola

1 onion sliced

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Mixed Greens Salad tossed in desired dressing

Directions:

Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Reduce what to medium heat and continue to cook stirring often until golden and fully caramelized. Set aside

Over a flour surface roll out pizza dough. Place pizza on a pizza stone and spread pear and gorgonzola dressing on the dough. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and then layer the pears and onions on top. Sprinkle the gorgonzola on top. Bake at 375 degree’s for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning on the edges. Remove from oven and top with mixed green salad if desired. Enjoy!