Category Archives: Cocktails

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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Favorites from the LA Times’ The Taste: Dinner With a Twist

Every event at The Taste involves cocktails, but Dinner with a Twist is all about them, with special mixology demonstrations and drinks with every spirit you can imagine. I started out the evening with my favorite tequila, Don Julio Blanco, in a refreshing … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Field to Fork Saturday

The Taste had another great weekend at Paramount Studios. The first of four themed events, Field to Fork, celebrates fresh, locally grown food. Naturally there were a lot of dishes prominently featuring fruits and vegetables. One of the more striking dishes was … Continue reading

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