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The 626 Night Market!
I went to the 626 Night Market in July and have been seriously jonesing for the spicy squid on a stick. Overall, the food was great and a wide variety of Asian cuisines were represented. The day I went, it was a bit warm to say the least, so I spent a lot of cash on beverages but even these were refreshing and tasty. My favorite was the lemonade with basil seeds. I want to go back and target some of the vendors I missed because I got so full. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try to the stinky tofu. We shall see. RSVP Yes now if you plan to join me to hang out at this event.
The admission is $2-3 and parking is free. Make sure you bring CASH to pay for your own food and drink purchases. I don't recall whether there are ATMs in the facility.
Meet me at 5:000PM at the entrance from the Gate 5 Parking lot, which is off of Huntington Drive.
Hope you can join me.
From the 626 Night Market Press Release:
Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens will be transformed to accommodate the largest Asian night market in the U.S., featuring over 80 Asian street food vendors, 70 local merchandise vendors, beer & spirits, performance artists, live DJ’s, dancing, concerts, films, and children’s activities. The 626 Night Market staff has spent the last several months searching through Southern California and Asia for interesting foods and entertainment to bring to the night market. In 2012, the 626 Night Market’s first year of producing events, more than 100,000 people turned out, generating millions of dollars in transactions for vendors and local economies.
The new Paddock Gardens location will provide a dramatic environment for the continued evolution of L.A.’s only Asian night market. Customers will now be able to enjoy cold beer and spirits on hot summer nights at Santa Anita’s Sironas terrace bar that overlooks the night market in the garden. There will be a stage in the middle of the Paddock Gardens for live performances with giant video boards for everyone to enjoy. More food and retail vendors will be located in a long alley right outside of the Paddock Gardens area. This one-of-a-kind paddock location provides customers with easy access to the event with parking entrances right off of Huntington Drive.
“We are ecstatic to have this year’s events in the crown jewel of Santa Anita, the Paddock Gardens. The beautiful garden setting, expansive terrace bar, formal stage, and alley setup will be a unique combination that defines our event: an Asian night market in Los Angeles,” said Jonny C. Hwang, Founder of the 626 Night Market. “We plan to fully utilize the new location to continue to be a platform for local businesses, emerging entrepreneurs, and now a place to showcase local artistic talent.”
“The 626 Night Market provides an exciting demographic to us here at Santa Anita,” said George Haines, Santa Anita President and General Manager. “This event was a great success last year in the Infield and we think it’s going to be even better in our Paddock Gardens area. Santa Anita is happy to participate in this dynamic new community event which will showcase our beautiful grounds to a large group of new visitors.”