OOOUUU. That Oozefest tho.
Alright, enough of that. Last year, I remember watching all the foodies have a blast at the now annual Oozefest put on by FoodBeast. Featuring restaurants that are already well known in the area of deliciousness, each one comes up with their own cheese filled/infused/topped/smothered creation for this event held in DTSA.
This year, it was my turn to live the dream. I arrived to the 4th Street Market area around 6pm and it was PACKED.
The first thing I tried was Urbana‘s Choriqueso Dobladito Taco. It was a bite of heaven. I wont lie, the boyfriend and I went back and ended the night on this one. (Thank you Javier & Andrea of Urbana, it was great to see you again!)
Puesto‘s Pork Belly Goat Cheese Chorizo on Blue Corn Tortilla. (Pictured Left) There was literally grilled/burnt cheese wrapped around the pork belly, and made into a taco, topped with micro greens and a vinaigrette (but…perhaps just a citrus) type sauce. Phenomenal.
Queso Caliento Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Ghost Pepper Cheese from Elbows MNC. This mac was cheesy, spicy, topped with guacamole AND had a beef taquito sticking out of it. What more do you want in a bite? (pictured below).
Honestly, after those I said, “I need to slow down.” But, the show must go on.
I had a slice of pizza with spaghetti on top (pictured below) and then I saw it. NACHO NATION. Serving up LA Pizza Nachos (also pictured below). Marinara, Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Jalapenos, Nacho Cheese, Ranch and Hot Cheetos. A thing of beauty and carbs, it was one of the longest lines there. So unique in taste, but once you start telling yourself “this doesn’t work” it starts to work in all the right ways. Heart eyes emoji for this one.
If you’re wondering how I kept eating after this, I couldn’t tell you. I really impress myself sometimes. I continued with a Lobster Eggroll from Slapfish, and a Mozzarella stuffed and fried meatball from Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza, one of my favorite places in Newport Beach!
Writing this, I think I’m hungry all over again. If you have a chance to visit Oozefest next year, it’s a cheesy experience! No pun intended. If you did go – What did you think? As for what I learned from Oozefest – Cheese makes me SO thirsty. Thank Goodness for Hubert’s Lemonade.