The second Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival wrapped up yesterday afternoon in Downtown, following four of the most scorching days the city has suffered so far this year. It was hot in more ways than one, actually, given the high wattage of electric chef power, pulsing with local heavyweights, who were joined by quite a few national names, all to celebrate L.A. as an epicurean epicenter. Through a continuous series of tasting events and chef-driven restaurant demos, lunches, and dinners, thousands of big appetites jostled through long lines for a bite, slurping down wine and beer, and narrowly avoiding hitting the wall or the floor. Through it all, Grub Street hit many of the grand tastings held in or around Nokia Plaza, brushing shoulders with the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Andrew Zimmern, Ricardo Zarate, Kerry Simon, Paul Prudhomme, Ming Tsai, John Sedlar, David LeFevre, and Akasha Richmond, among the many talents assembled. We came, we saw, we stole a couple of Knorks. Come take a look at some of the red-hot, sweltering fun in our slideshow recap of this past weekend's L.A. Food & Wine Festival.