Eat Real Fest: Photo Gallery
The nicely laid out and organized event was well attended, considering the media-induced panic about Carmageddon. Aside from a slew of food trucks, Bigmista showed off his newish rolling smokery (while dishing out 900 orders on Saturday alone). There were demos of everything from butchery to pesto-making. Gustavo Arellano, Bricia Lopez and Bill Esparza sat down for a panel discussion about authentic Mexican food. (What, Rick Bayless wasn't invited?)
What were we most impressed by? The helpful volunteers manning the color-coded recycling bins. No, really. We try to throw our junk in the right trunk, but we're always baffled by what's recyclable and what isn't. We applaud Eat Real's rigorous sorting methods, not to mention the secondhand edification of discovering that the straw from our cup of iced coffee went in the trash but the cup could be recycled. It's so efficient, it's almost German.