Events & Festivals

LA Street Food Festival

3rd annual Summer Tasting Event

Get the full experience of the LA street food scene conveniently jammed into one location at the 3rd Annual LA Street Food Festival. This year’s annual summer tasting will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Saturday July 21st from 3PM – 4:30PM for early admission VIP($65) and 5PM – 9PM for General Admission($45). Enjoy a variety of LA’s street food vendors from food trucks, old school carts, and stands to celebrity chefs and restaurant booths. Read More

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Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival August 9th – 12th

New events to this years spectacular line up

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is back, bigger and better! Through the week of August 9th – 12th, this year’s foodie’s-dream-come-true comes with the addition of new events as well as the return of the Celebrity Chef Power Lunch Series and the I Heart Champagne and Caviar event. Read More

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Los Angeles Times’ – The Taste

3-day, 5-event festival - September 1st - 3rd

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the Southern California Culinary scene at The Studios at Paramount for the Los Angeles Times’  The Taste. Hosting 5 exciting events over 3 days, each event features unlimited food and drink tastings from over 40 of L.A.’s top restaurants. The event list also includes a selection of cooking and mixology demos, wine seminars and panel discussions. Tickets are available now at latimes.com/THETASTE for individual events($50) as well as a limited number of tickets for the entire weekend specially priced at $185. A portion of the proceeds will go to Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and the Los Angeles Times Family Fund’s Summer Camp Campaign. 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Golden Road Brewing beer-dinner at Tin Roof Bistro

Featuring limited release beers and co-founder Meg Gill onsite

Designated drivers will cry as limited release beers from Golden Road Brewing pair with Manhattan Beach’s Tin Roof Bistro, on June 14th, 2012 at 7 PM. Talk shop with co-founder Meg Gill while she drinks and eats alongside you. $45 plus tax and gratuity gets your ticket for the meal at 3500 N Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Check the menu for the 5 course dinner Read More

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Taste of the Nation Los Angeles

100% of ticket proceeds benefit Share Our Strength - ending childhood hunger

Join Taste of the Nation Los Angeles on Sunday, June 10th from 1-4pm at The Lot in West Hollywood in its fight against childhood hunger. Participating in this event are some of LA’s best including: Black Market, Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar, Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Campanile, CHAYA Restaurant Group, Church & State, Lukshon, Michael’s, Mo-Chica and Picca, and Night + Market to name a few. Also participating and quenching your thirst are Intelligensia, St Germain, Infinium Spirits, Appleton Rum with La Descarga; Miracle Mile Bitters, St. George Spirits with Harvard & Stone; Pernod Ricard USA with The Varnish; and in the craft beer tent: Eagle Rock Brewery with The Surly Goat, The Bruery with Beer Belly, El Segundo Brewing with Library Alehouse, and more. Tickets are $160 for VIP, $110 for General Admission, $25 for kids, and guests may pre-purchase on-site valet parking for $25. 1041 N Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, California

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Taste of Spring with David LeFevre, Ben Ford and Neal Fraser

In support of GrowingGreat.org

Teaming up with GrowingGreat.org, Chef David LeFevre of M.B. Post, Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station, and Chef Neal Fraser of The Strand House are hosting the first Taste of Spring on Saturday, May 19th in a private home in Manhattan Beach. Guests will experience live cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tastings, and local, health dishes as well as an online auction, raffle, live music and receive swag bags filled with food samples, seeds, and Chef’s detailed recipes. The evening’s menu features Duck confit salad with lentils, pomegranate, apricot, and frisee with cava maple mustard vinaigrette, Seared tuna mini tacos with jicama, mango and a smoked chile vinaigrette, and Gluten-free cakes (donated by Eat Cake Cafe) with coffee service to name a few. Tickets are $200 per person and very limited. All proceeds will go to GrowingGreat and its students.

Photo Credits:  gourmetpigs.com, Dole, and Antoinette Bruno 

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Summer Beer Garden and Whole Animal Roast with Tender Greens

Starting May 20th

Join Tender Greens in Hollywood on Sunday, May 27th at 5pm, and every 4th Sunday of each month until October 28th, for the celebration of summer! Read More

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“Eat Good Food” with Sam Mogannam

Four course dinner at Farmshop

Join Farmshop in Santa Monica, CA and Sam Mogannam of San Francisco’s iconic Bi-Rite Market on Friday, May 11th from 5:30PM – 9:30PM for dinner and signing of his new book, Eat Good Food. Read More

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El Segundo Brewing Co. celebrates 1st anniversary!

Introducing Double IPA, Two 5 Left

After completing their first year, El Segundo Brewing Co.is celebrating with a VIP party and the release of their first Double IPA – Two 5 Left! Join El Segundo Brewing Co. on Sunday May 20th from noon – 2PM for a special VIP party Read More

L.A. Vegan Beer Festival

The 3rd edition

Join Tony’s Darts Away, L.A.’s resident vegan blogger, Quarry Girl, and The Roxy Theater on Sunset on Saturday, May 12th from 1PM-5PM for the 3rd annual L.A. Vegan Beer Festival.  This event boasts of vegan food options such as Seabirds and Mondoline Grill food trucks, a variety of craft beers such as Golden Road Brewing and Anchor Brewing, and live music. Proceeds go to the California Wildlife Center. Advance General Admission tickets are $45/$50 day-of, Limited VIP tickets which includes early admittance at noon, access to VIP area, and specialty kegs are $55/$60 day-of, and Non Drinkers/Designated Driver tickets are $20/$25 day-of. 9009 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Photo credit: Quarry Girl

2nd annual Taste of the Eastside

Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Barnsdall Art Park, Rose Scharlin Nursery School and SEE Los Angeles

Join the Taste of the Eastside on Sunday, May 6th from 12PM – 5PM returning to Los Feliz for a 2nd year to honor the diverse culinary scene of eastside neighborhoods Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, and Highland Park. The festival features a variety of activities such asfood tastings, VIP cooking and cocktail demonstrations, a wine and beer garden, and entertainment courtesy of DJ Garth Trinidad. Participating restuarants include Auntie Em’s, Canele, Cliff’s Edge, Cookbook, Elf Cafe, Four Cafe, Good Girl Dinette, Guisados, Hugo’s Tacos, Intelligentsia Coffee, L&E Oyster Bar, Large Marge Sustainables, Little Dom’s, Madame Matisse, Malo, Pazzo Gelato, Proof Bakery, Reservior, Square One Dining, The Farmer’s Kitchen, The Park, Whole Foods “Local Love,” Xoia Vietnamese Eats and Yucas. The Wine and Beer Garden includes Eagle Rock Brewery, Golden Road Brewery and Silver Lake Wine.

For general admission, doors open at 1:00 p.m. and tickets are $35 in advance (online until May 5th at midnight)/$45 at the door. For early entry, unlimited food tastings, unlimited wine and beer flights, seminars and demostrations from Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food,” Pastry Chef Ann Kirk of Little Dom’s, Jen Smith of Full Moon Pickles, Marcos Tello of Neat, Talmadge Lowe of Pharmacie, Jessica Koslow of Sqirl Jams, Naoko Moore of Toiro Kitchen and a guest Barista from Intelligentsia Coffee, guest must purchase the VIP ticket for $65 in advance/$75 at the door. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

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Shade Hotel announces its first annual beer-fest

Along with Rock & Brews and BREWCO

Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach is co-hosting its first annual “Waves of Grain Beerfest” on April 22 from 3 – 6 PM, along with Gene Simmons’ Rock & Brews of El Segundo and BREWCO of Manhattan Beach. The event includes 25 local and regional breweries providing samples as well as a chance to chat with brew masters and senior representatives. Food will be available at an additional cost provided by Mucho Ultima Mexicana offering guests hand-crafted tacos while Shade’s restaurant and lounge is preparing barbeque tri-tip sandwiches, turkey and beef burgers, and pretzel bites. Read More

The fifth annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine returns

April 12 - 15

Pebble Beach Resorts presents the fifth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine at the Inn at Spanish Bay on April 12 – 15. The event will provide cooking demonstrations and vertical tastings by more than 75 chefs and 250 wineries from around the globe.

The Food & Wine schedule includes Farewell to Foie Gras: A celebration of foie gras (fatty duck liver) presented by Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras along with chefs Andre Bienvenu and Chris Cosentino. Anne Burrell from “Iron Chef” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” will share cooking secrets in the one-hour event Cook like a Rockstar! A team of Northern California chefs will celebrate the achievements of wine-pioneer Jess Jackson on the one-year anniversary of his passing by pairing Bay Area cuisine with wines from Kendall Jackson, Hartford Court, Verite, and Stonestreet. Lastly, the Grand Finale pairs Moët & Chandon’s Dom Pérignon with courses from select chefs designed to complement the Champagne’s best vintages.

Tickets range from $100 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass, per person. VIP passes provide access to all events and after-hours parties with chefs and winemakers. For tickets call 866-907-3663 or purchase online. The Inn at Spanish Bay: 2700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953.

Photography provided by Barnaby Draper Studios

Fullerton-based Bootlegger’s Brewery to celebrate 4th anniversary

On Friday, April 13 starting at 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM, Bootlegger’s Brewery celebrates turning 4 years old with a music and beer festival at The Muck in Fullerton, CA. Tickets are $25 during pre-sale and includes: 10 taster tickets (additional tickets will be available for purchase), commemorative tasting glass, live music, 30 house beers on tap including specialty and rare beers, and access to The Muckenthaler Gallery exhibit showrooms. Three food trucks will also be onsite with food for purchase. 1201 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, California 92833.

LAWineFest to feature 350 wines, spirits and beers

June 9 and 10 in Hollywood

The LAWineFest returns on June 9 from 2 – 6 PM and June 10 from 12 – 6 PM in Hollywood featuring more than 350 wines, spirits, and beers along with dozens of LA food trucks. ($75 a day; $139 for couples or weekend pass). Hosted at Raleigh Studios, the two-day event in its seventh year will highlight a variety of tasting classes, live entertainment, and international cuisine. 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038. 818-429-6770.

Eagle Rock Brewery celebrates 1-year anniversary of ‘Women’s Forum’ with special chef guest Jessica Christensen

Ladies only event

Eagle Rock Brewery’s “Women’s Forum,” started by co-owner Ting Su, is a monthly class each with a different theme that features specialty beers and guests with the purpose of educating women about craft brews. On March 21, 2012 from 6:30 – 9 PM, Ting will host a 1-year anniversary party at the Eagle Rock, CA based brewery with guest chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern. Read More