Win 2 Tickets to LA Weekly’s Essentials! Free Food! Free Booze!

Insta (1)Win 2 General Admission tickets to LA Weekly’s decadent food and wine event! Just comment below with your essential LA restaurant to be included in our drawing! The winner will be notified by email on Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Guests at The Essentials will enjoy tastes from the best restaurants LA has to offer, and pours from over 25 wineries curated by Wine Exchange. Plus cocktail samples, music from DJ Tropikal, and shopping in the vendor village.

Scheduled to coincide with the publishing date of LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants, the event takes place Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Over 50 restaurants will present tastes, including Animal, Trois Mec, Chichen Itza,  Bludso’s BBQ, The Hungry Cat, Jitlada Southern Thai, Lucques, Cassia, Jon & Vinny’s, Osteria Mozza, Park’s BBQ, Baroo, Maude, RedBird, and Guerrilla Tacos. It all happens at The California Market Center at 9th & Main in downtown’s Fashion District. Guests must be 21 or over.

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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12 Responses to Win 2 Tickets to LA Weekly’s Essentials! Free Food! Free Booze!

  1. My essential L.A. restaurant is ink.

  2. Lindsay Kramer says:

    My essential LA restaurant is Takami

  3. Cynthia Teowarang says:

    My essential LA Restaurant would have to be Bestia!

  4. Sheri Yamasaki says:

    LA has such an impressive line up of essential restaurants that it is a monumental task to only choose one! My essential LA pick though would be Redbird. I had an event there recently and was blown away by the food Chef Neal Fraser and his team created. I’m a fan!

  5. Steven Kim says:

    My essential restaurant in L.A. is Pine and Crane. The food speaks for itself in the minimalist space.

  6. Jack says:


  7. Mark says:

    I’m most excited for Bestia!


    Hard to pick just one. The lineup looks amazing! I’m going to go for Redbird as my essential LA restaurant <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  9. Rae Anne Robinett says:

    MOZZA (all of ’em!)

  10. Nancy V. says:

    Maude…and especially if Curtis Stone is there…eye candy!

  11. Jane B says:

    Lucques! ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Congratulations to Sheri Yamasaki, our winner! For everyone else, keep an eye out for more contests. The Weekly is also running a special through Valentines Day. Two tickets for $90!

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