Crown The Street Food Champ of the World at Border Grill, DTLA

Latin Street Food Fights Square Off at Border Grill Downtown Los Angeles Each Tuesday this August

Crown The Street Food Champ of the World at Border Grill, DTLAMelee Includes Five Weeks of Showdowns with Street-Side Signatures from Eight Nations,
Beginning with Mexico vs. Spain;
Title Match on Sept. 1
LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2015) – It’s the World Cup of grub! This August, Border Grill’s Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are summoning the street food superpowers of the Latin world to Border Grill Downtown Los Angeles for Tuesday Night Street Food Fights. Over five weeks beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4th, eight countries will spar with their trademark street fare. Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, and Cuba will each have a fighting shot at taking home the title of street food champ. The grub-war kicks off with heavyweight contenders Mexico and Spain, with a battle royale main event on Sept. 1 between the four winners from the knockout rounds.
Crown The Street Food Champ of the World at Border Grill, DTLAEach week, two Latin countries will take it outside on Border Grill’s downtown patio to chop, fry, and grill up on-the-go dishes that rep that nation’s culinary flag. A $25 admission nets spectators not only all-you-can-eat access (or $5 a la carte), but a vote to cast on Twitter or Instagram to decide the victor of that night’s showdown. In addition to the food (prepared by Border Grill DTLA Chefs Michelle Lainez and Carlos Jurado; consulted on and inspired by Feniger & Milliken), each event will be spiked with emblematic cocktails.
Doors Open @ 4:00pm, Ends @ 8:00pm
$25 All You Can Eat
$5 a la Carte
$7 Cocktails
August 4th
Tamarind Shrimp Agua Chile
white shrimp, red onion, mango, avocado & cucumber, sweet & spicy tamarind water
Crispy Tripas & Buche Tacos
al pastor, pineapple red onion habanero slaw
Tamales de Dulce
sweet strawberry & pineapple tamales
fresh mint & pineapple salsita with crema
Bocadillo de Jamon
housemade bolillo, spanish cured ham, marinated tomatoes, herbed aioli, manchego cheeese
Grilled Squid Tapa
grilled pan rustic, sweet pepper tapenade
shaved fennel & citrus
Tarta de Requeson con Membrillo Mermalada
goats milk ricotta cheesecake with membrillo marmalade


Mexico • Raspados ‘Mexican Snow Cone’ – shaved ice with a boozy twist
Spain • Traditional Sangria – red wine, brandy orange, lime, melon, cinnamon
Upcoming Street Food Fights
~ food menus rolled out one week prior ~
August 11  |  Colombia vs. Brazil
Colombia • Refajo – beer cocktail with Colombian fresh fruit and soda
Brazil • Caipirinha – traditional cachaca, sugar cane, lime
August 18  |  Peru vs. Argentina
Peru • Pisco Sour – pisco, lime, egg white, bitters
Argentina • Fernet y Cola – the national drink of Argentina, Fernet and Coke
August 25  |  El Salvador vs. Cuba
El Salvador • Ensalada Cocktail – rum, diced tropical fruit, fresh juices
Cuba • Traditional Mojito – rum, fresh mint, lime, sugar, hand muddled
September 1  |  “Battle of the Nations”
Winners of weeks 1 through 4