A speakeasy food market? It's one of those things you'd almost expect to exist in LA; and just like that @laundergroundm caught me on Twitter. They're just two events in. This past weekend @craftedport_la hosted them in a warmly restored World War II era warehouse in San Pedro.
Michaela G. is behind this private, members-only underground market (you just have to sign up with your email) that's looking to give home cooks, caterers and up 'n coming cooks a chance to showcase their creations and get instant feedback.
You're emailed the location the night before, show up with the given password, pay a $10 admission fee and eat your way around tables that offer dishes anywhere between $1 to $5 dollars.
My favorites came from two different husband and wife teams: a slightly spicy but homey flavored Chicken Biryani and a smokey sauced Pork Slider.
To sign up, visit: http://www.laundergroundmarket.com/