PPLA’s Annual Food Fair Returns to Santa Monica March 3rd

Images courtesy of PPLA

Images courtesy of PPLA

On Thursday, March 3rd, Food Fare will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The event, which started as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, has become Planned Parenthood LA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy treats from hundreds of LA’s best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libations and vendors, plus entertainment, raffles and auctions. There will be two sessions: a daytime session from 11:00 AM – 2:00PM, and an evening session from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The evening session appears to have more participants and more “celebrity” chefs.

Participating restaurants include A.O.C., Auntie Em’s, Angelini Osteria, Bar Pinxto, Border Grill, Chichen Itza, Craft, Drago Centro, Girasol, Jar, Knuckle & Claw, Lucques, Mexikosher, Mud Hen Tavern, Pinches Tacos, Playa Provisions, Salt & Straw ice cream, Tavern, Rose Cafe, Starry Kitchen at Button Mash, the always philanthropic Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the soon-to-close Joe’s Restaurant. This year, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) is recognizing its very first Restaurateur of the Year. “The honor has been proudly presented to Jenny Rush, head and founder of the Blue Plate Restaurant Group in Los Angeles.”

Tickets for Food Fare are now available on the website or by calling (213) 284-3300. Advance purchase tickets for Food Fare 2015 are $150 for the daytime session (11:00 AM – 2:00PM) and $250 for the evening session (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM). PPLA Food Fare 2016 will take place at Barker Hangar located at 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Proceeds from Food Fare benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Planned Parenthood Los Angeles provides care to over 150,000 women, men, and teens each year…Over 93% of the work we do is preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control… breast health services…information and counseling. To learn more about Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, visit our website.” 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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