08/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Eat Your Way Around the World: LA's Best Places To Watch The World Cup

Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every nationality on our shores except our own.

That's why this is the perfect time to explore the rich multicultural gastronomy surrounding the local World Cup festivities, even if you're someone who thinks "goal" is a word best used on employee evaluation forms.