Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

Highlights from LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2017

The 8th annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand held on September 9th, attracted more than 2,200 people, raising over $1.3 million to fight childhood cancer. The auctions alone raised $640,000. The big money makers were the always popular women’s chef dinner … Continue reading

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What We Loved at The LA Times’ The Taste This Year: Sunday’s Flavors of LA

The heat wave finally broke on Sunday evening in time for Flavors of LA as a light sprinkle of rain started to clear the sky of orange residue from the Las Tuna Fire. Octopus was still a popular dish, with … Continue reading

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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste this Year: Sunday Block Party

Sunday afternoon’s event at The Taste was another day of extreme heat on the lot, though there was also real estate that had set aside for shade. Some vendor got the message on the temperatures and served us the right … Continue reading

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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste This Year: Saturday’s Dinner with a Twist

Saturday night the heat wasn’t so oppressive, it was just another summer night for partying in LA. Dinner with a Twist is all about cocktails, but the night also offered some of the best food of the weekend. Cocktail-wise, I … Continue reading

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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste this Year: Saturday’s Field to Fork

This year’s LA Time’s food event, The Taste, was up against some record high heat. When I wanted to complain though, I just thought about those hardworking chefs. And clearly, these are pros at working in the heat, because everything … Continue reading

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Highlights from LAFW Sunday Grand Tasting

The weather was nice and cool for LA Food & Wine’s Sunday Grand Tasting at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Hendrick’s Gin was pouring cocktails in the shadow of what appeared top be a giant calliope, staffed with a … Continue reading

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The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival: Treat Yourself

Continuing Sunday, the 21st edition of the Lobster Fest at Rainbow Lagoon on E. Shoreline Drive Long Beach 90802 is the last hurrah of food folderol of the summer down by the Aquarium Of The Pacific . In previous weeks, … Continue reading

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Highlights from LAFW Lexus Live on Grand Saturday Night

Saturday night’s Lexus Live on Grand is when the big guns come out — the best chefs presenting their best dishes in a superglam setting. High-end ingredients like King crab, scallops, and sushi-grade fish were the order of the day. Bulleit … Continue reading

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Highlights From LAFW Saturday Afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting

In fine LAFW tradition, the Saturday afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting featured a fantastic selection of both local and visiting chefs. Summer flavors, refreshing and invigorating, were the order of the day, from Herringbone chef Brian Malarkey’s dungeness crab tostada, to … Continue reading

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LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Returns Saturday, September 9th to Royce Quad UCLA

It’s the busiest time of the year for food events, and it’s understandable that they might all seem to run together. But Alex’s Lemonade has a special place in our hearts. Everyone’s enthusiasm is contagious, from the guests to the chefs to … Continue reading

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