Once an annual event, the LA Tofu Festival attracted tens of thousands of bean curd enthusiasts to city streets. At the first one in August 1996, people reportedly chowed down on an estimated 25,000 tofu dishes.
But the summer celebration - started by the Little Tokyo Service Center – apparently is history.
It looks like it will be the second year that Southern California residents will not have the opportunity to crowd around booths to mark a food that started in China and grew in popularity in Asia.
On its Web site, organizers posted a note that redevelopment in Little Tokyo and downtown Los Angeles is making it difficult to find enough space to hold the event.
I’m sorry I missed it during its halcyon days.