(626) Foodettes

Covering the food scene in the San Gabriel Valley.

Now you can get your Roasted Milk Tea with Grass Jelly in Arcadia! Today is the soft opening for Chatime Arcadia. The grand opening will be on October 18th. Everything is 20% off from Sep 27, 2014 to Oct 17, 2014.

Address is: 168 Las Tunas Dr., Unit 103, Arcadia CA 91007 ( Las Tunas Dr., and El Monte Ave., CVS plaza)

Shout out to friend of our blog Jason W. for letting us know!

Today was the debut of the ‘Samberger’, a collaboration between Umami Burger and Andy Samberg. The Samberger features Umami Burger’s signature beef patty topped with sport peppers, roasted tomatoes, chopped Umami dill pickles, a kombu relish, roasted garlic aioli, poppy seeds and yellow mustard on Umami Burger’s signature bun. It was inspired by the Chicago Dog. Get one at your nearest Umami Burger for $13. $1 from each burger will be donated to The Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in Berkeley, California.

Address: 

49 E Colorado Blvd

PasadenaCA 91105

Did you know the Sunday Alhambra’s Farmers Market on Bay Street has moved to 2nd street in front of Alhambra High School? The new location is more difficult for people to get to. Parking can be tough, but that’s expected since it’s located right in the heart of Downtown Alhambra. The old crowds have definitely died down. 

Have you gone to the new location yet? 

The second annual Oktoberfest is coming back to the Santa Anita Racetrack on September 27th, opening day at the races! The event will take place all over the infield to bring you a day full of German indulgences! Go dressed in your best lederhosen and receive FREE admission to the beer garden! 

They’ll be Infield beer garden, Dog Haus serving up sausages in the VIP area and …


o   Traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband
o   Live music following the Wunderband from the Spazmatics and special guest Boogie Knights
o   Competitive alphorn blowing
o   Stein holding contests
o   Dachshund Racing
o   Costume contest
o   Live horse racing all day to kick off Opening Weekend

General Admission $10

General package $25
·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission
·         2 drink  voucher for Beer, Water, or Soda
·         1 authentic German pretzel
·         Souvenir Oktoberfest Stein
·         Daily racing program and wagering tip sheet
The event is from Saturday, September  27th from 11 am-5 pm at the Santa Anita Race Track. 

The second annual Oktoberfest is coming back to the Santa Anita Racetrack on September 27th, opening day at the races! The event will take place all over the infield to bring you a day full of German indulgences! Go dressed in your best lederhosen and receive FREE admission to the beer garden! 

They’ll be Infield beer garden, Dog Haus serving up sausages in the VIP area and …

o   Traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband

o   Live music following the Wunderband from the Spazmatics and special guest Boogie Knights

o   Competitive alphorn blowing

o   Stein holding contests

o   Dachshund Racing

o   Costume contest

o   Live horse racing all day to kick off Opening Weekend

General Admission $10

General package $25

·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission

·         2 drink  voucher for Beer, Water, or Soda

·         1 authentic German pretzel

·         Souvenir Oktoberfest Stein

·         Daily racing program and wagering tip sheet

The event is from Saturday, September  27th from 11 am-5 pm at the Santa Anita Race Track. 

Tailgate in style with Lawry’s Catering Tailgates at any USC or UCLA home football game at the Rose Bowl! Full open bar that’s all you can drink and all you can eat prime rib and other tasty dishes for only $75! 

Details here.

Ahi Poke with Uni, Alcoholic Macarons, Shark Tacos, Banh Mi Pork Belly Tacos, etc, the last 626 Night Market of the year at Santa Anita Race Track opened to a great start! To find out more, check out Kristie’s Instagram. She’s live tweeting and Instagramming her meals! 

Mama Musubi will be serving limited servings of their Ahi Poke Uni ‘Taco’ at this weekend’s 626 Night Market. Here’s what else to look forward to at this weekend’s night market! Uni all day, everyday! For more unique dishes that will be at the night market, click here: http://www.kristiehang.com/what-to-eat-at-this-weekends-626-night-market/

Mid-Autumn Festival is Monday! Luckily, I’ve put together a guide to help you find the most unique mooncakes for the occasion. Check out my article on LAist here: http://laist.com/2014/09/05/5_places_to_find_unique_modern.php

-Kristie 

Godiva has been one of the mainstream companies at the forefront of incorporating Asian traditions to their company. The chocolatier has a new limited edition fruit and tea infused mooncake collection released specially for Mid-Autumn Festival. Godiva’s mooncakes are not actually mooncakes, but rather unique chocolates shaped and inspired by the traditional delicacy with a twist. 

The centerpiece of the Godiva’s limited edition collection is a large dark chocolate mooncake shell filled with crunchy grapefruit mousse, hints of lemongrass and vanilla, and topped with black-tea infused chocolate ganache. Other unique mooncake flavors in the collection include a dark chocolate with ginger-spiced mandarin orange mousse, milk chocolate filled with goji berry mousse, a grapefruit black tea crunch, and a lychee green tea crunch.  Best part is, you can buy the mooncakes as a set or individually at Godiva.

You can pick a Mid-Autumn set up at your local Godiva boutique or online at: http://www.godiva.com.

We had a great time visiting the Sriracha Factory during chili grinding season to see how the hot sauce is made from beginning to end! Check out Kristie’s site for behind the scenes video and more footage!