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Urban Block Gastronomy Experience celebrates South L.A.'s rising culinary talent

By Erin Kuschner

There are food festivals galore in L.A., and while we've seen everything from cookie conventions to ramen emporiums, there hasn't been anything quite like the Urban Block Gastronomy Experience. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, this new culinary event highlights L.A.'s black entrepreneurs and urban chefs (all of whom are under 30) who have made an impact with their kitchen prowess, whether it's Keith Garrett who runs the wildly popular All Flavor No Grease food stand or Jermelle Henderson of Taco Mell Catering.

Urban Block is taking place on November 5 at Millenium Shoes in Inglewood (234 W Manchester Blvd), and will run from noon to 6pm. Founded by Aisha Hollans, owner of the Collective Community, the festival will feature more than a dozen food trucks, stands and catering services from the South L.A. area. Curious about the lineup? Here's who will be firing up the grill:

Taco Mell
Mr. Fries
The Bleu Kitchen
All Flavor No Grease
Not Your Mama's Kitchen
I Love Funnel Cakes
A Little Taste of Chyna
Compton Cobbler
Smitty's Signature Pudding
The Taco Lady
Fun Diggity Funnel Cakes
J&B Popcorn

Admission is $5; food is à la carte. Will you be checking out the new Urban Block Gastronomy Experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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