Category Archives: Cocktails

Favorites from the 6th Annual Taste of Mexico

The Taste of Mexico’s mission is to highlight regional Mexican cuisine, while preserving its flavors and traditions. The huge event at Plaza de Cultura y Artes last weekend definitely delivered, featuring cuisine from Oaxaca, Yucatan, Sonora, and even adding a Baja Gastronomic Pavilion. … Continue reading

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Taste of Mexico Returns to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Saturday, October 15th

The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico Culinary Festival returns to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes between 7p-11p on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. This strolling event features “tastings from Southern California’s Top Mexican Chefs and James Beard Award-Winning Mexican Restaurants, … Continue reading

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Food Festivals this Weekend! Spanikopita! Mole! Bratwurst!

Besides the fantastic Pier del Sol on the Santa Monica Pier, there are several other exciting food festivals going on around the city that reflect our rich cultural heritage. Starting Friday at 5pm and continuing Saturday and Sunday, The Greek … Continue reading

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LA Magazine’s Food Event Returns to Malibu with Fine Food and Llamas October 16

There is no location as beautiful as the bucolic Saddlerock Ranch, and no experience better suited to the environment than Los Angeles magazine’s “The Food Event.” Between 2pm and 5pm Sunday, October 16, you can enjoy unlimited tastings from some of LA’s best restaurants, plus pours from … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Hosted One Hell of a Cocktail Party Last Friday

The elegant courtyard of Vibiana in downtown LA was lit with cool lavenders last weekend for the opening reception of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America. Four of LA’s best chefs provided a sampling of regional fare in line with the Taste America … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Talks with Chef Neal Fraser about Face Forward’s Charity Gala Happening this Saturday

On Saturday evening, Face Forward’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala themed “Havana Nights” comes to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Starting at 6pm, guests will enjoy Cuban inspired cuisine by Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, cigar lounge, mojito bar, conga … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America” Returns with a Weekend of Regional Cuisine

The fourth annual James Beard Foundation’s Taste America event returns to LA this weekend before continuing on its national epicurean tour. Taste America focuses on regional flavors from coast to coast, heading to great American food cities like San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans. Friday, September … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Flavors of LA

The final event of LA Times’ The Taste was hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold and Kris Yenbamroong of the much-lauded Night + Market Thai restaurant. That means there were plenty of interesting dishes to try. There was … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Sunday Block Party

The Taste’s Sunday Block Party was an informal event full of So Cal sunshine, tacos and fun demos. The strong influence of international food on LA cuisine was in full force at the Sunday event, especially Mexican food. Once again, El Coraloense … Continue reading

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LA Weekly’s 2nd Annual Brunch at The Races, Coming Sunday, October 9th

Well, kids, it’s that time again — the 2nd Annual Brunch at The Races hosted by the LA Weekly. From 11am until 2pm Sunday, October 9th, he infield of the Santa Anita Racetrack will be chock full of great breakfast treats … Continue reading

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