Last month, the eight annual Grilled Cheese Invitational took place in downtown LA. I was so upset last year when I found out about this magical grilled cheese fest after it happened. So imagine my excitement when Best Man emailed Mr. FGD the link to the event and asked if we wanted to go.
WOULD I WANT TO GO??
Mr. FGD and I both spend a lot of our lives in traffic, so Mr. FGD decided to buy train tickets to get us up to LA so we wouldn't have to sit in weekend-parking-lot traffic into LA and we could party it up grilled-cheese style (e.g., major hardcore partying) without having to worry about driving. Which meant, I finally got to play around with my camera at the San Juan train station. Yay!
Fortunately, there are a lot of signs around to tell you where you are, just in case you get derailed.
It's also a great place to photograph your stellar pedicure.
I couldn't figure out why this weird sidewalk was lower than everything else. Oh well. Best not to mess up my pedicure anyway.
Elizabeth Arden would have totally been excited by this door. (Wait a minute, anyone know if Elizabeth Arden tests on animals? If so, fuck right off Elizabeth! If not, let's carry on.)
And nothing but blue, blue sky...
And then the train arrived, and we were off!
I could barely contain myself. I had dreamed about this day.
Oh cheese, how I love thee.
There were quite a few variations to choose from, but I was way too hyper to take photos of the goods most of the time.
The grilled cheese sandwiches?
So, so dreadful.
It seems that we were not the only ones who thought grilled cheese fest would be magical. The place was packed. Lines for grilled cheese halves from each of the vendors were up to an hour. AN HOUR. Totally not worth it. The sandwiches were amazical, but I have a pretty phenom chef at home who could whip up a salivation-worthy grilled cheese at home. And the beer garden was totally separate from the cheese party! You couldn't even grab a beer and then go stand in line and wait for grilled cheeser.
It was totally annoying, and yes, really cheesy.