We housesellers have written many times about the amazing transformation Los Angeles has gone through over the last 10 to 15 years as it has become one of, if not THE, best food destinations in the world. It is no surprise that in any given month (or week, for that matter), there is some amazing food event being held somewhere in one of our many eclectic and diverse neighborhoods. Sometimes, though, there is a mass convergence of stellar culinary events happening in the same time frame and this next month is one of those times. And a great place to start is with Smorgasburg, the largest open air food market in America. The massive Sunday food fair at ROW DTLA is celebrating its 3rd birthday this Father's Day and you can bet there will be deals and specials galore. 

After a 2 year hiatus, what Los Angeles Magazine calls "LA's Best Taco Festival" returns this Saturday to Downtown. The festival, called Taqueando (which literally means to eat tacos) brings together a spectacular array of famed street vendors and high-profile chefs all gathered to celebrate the singular beauty of the taco. This is an exceptional event not just for the fact that some of the most well-known chefs in the world travel from places like London, Monterrey and Europe to attend, but also because of the way these celebrated chefs get super creative with this simple food staple. Another popular food staple, pizza, is the star on Sunday at the Pain Pizza pop-up in Chinatown. What makes this event stand out, however, is that Pain Pizza makes French Bread pizzas like the one's we all loved to microwave back in the day (even the pepperoni slices are cut in quarters just like Stouffer's does it!), except these, of course, are ultra gourmet. We think this is a creative concept so...who knows, maybe this is the next food trend?

EAT DRINK VEGAN, the area's biggest vegan festival, takes over the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 22 for the 10th year in a row. It will feature A-list chef demos, unlimited pours of over 250 different beverages (beer, kombucha, cider, tea, etc.), a marketplace of vendors selling plant-based food, personal care items, clothing, and more. The largest restaurant week in the country, dineL.A., starts on July 12 and goes through July 26. Offering substantial discounts on lunch and dinners, this event has hundreds of the best and most exclusive restaurants from Pasadena to the South Bay to Long Beach creating specially priced menus and/or lowering prices on dishes they are famous for as a way of attracting new customers to try a new place they might not otherwise be able to afford.