Concern Foundation’s Culinary Extravaganza Returns to Paramount’s Back Lot!

Image courtesy of Concern Foundation.

One of the summer’s best food events is coming to the historic backlot at Hollywood’s Paramount Studios on Saturday, July 13. The Concern Foundation’s 49th Annual Block Party is a five-hour culinary journey that will raise much-needed funds for cancer research.

This extravaganza of deliciousness will feature gourmet tastings, high-quality beverages, and scrumptious desserts. With the theme “Mission Concern – Conquering Cancer the Final Frontier, the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation will be honored for their outstanding community contributions and celebrate “3 Generations – A Legacy of Community Leadership.”

The extensive list of participating restaurants include 1212 Santa Monica, A.O.C. Wine Bar, Arth Bar + Kitchen, Brique French Toastery, Café Dulce, California Sushi Academy, Casablanca Restaurant, Champion’s Curry, Chubby Foods by Chubby Group, Churn, Dulan’s on Crenshaw, Emporium Thai, Factor’s Famous Deli, Farm Fresh To You, Fogo de Chão, Fresh Brothers, Gyu-Kaku, Hayama, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz, La Boheme, Leona’s Sushi House & The Village, Mama M Sushi, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Miracle Noodle, Nobu Malibu, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, Pink Taco, Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs, Porta Via, Portillo’s, Ratatouille Catering, Room Service Neighborhood, Settecento DTLA, SITK – Someone’s In The Kitchen, STK Los Angeles, The Grill on the Alley, Tokyo Kitchen, and Uchi West Hollywood.

Savor pirits and specialty cocktails from esteemed brands like BUZZBAR®, maker of alcohol-infused ice cream and sorbet bars for adults, along with City Vodka, Good Money Whisky, Dulce Vida Tequila, Empress Gin, Flor de Caña RumKnox & Dobson, Last Shot, Lodestar Whiskey, Melograno, Mezcal 33, Mezcal Rosaluna, Milagro Tequila, Mission Cocktails, Nuda Tequila, and Veranda Cocktails.

Raise a glass and enjoy superb wines from wineries including Austin Hope, Bella Luna Estate Winery, Bido Wines, DAOU Vineyards, Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, Frey Vineyards, J. Lohr, Lasseter Family Winery, Mesa Del Sol Vineyards, Miner Family Winery, Oak Farm Vineyards, ONX Wines, SLO Coast Wine, Venge Vineyards, Wilson Creek Winery. Beer lovers will enjoy brews from Asahi Super Dry and Common Space Brewery.

Don’t miss lively entertainment on multiple stages, including performances by the Tom Nolan Band, D’ City Sound & Events, and the Jason Goldstein Sextet with Lilli Passero.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the cosmos withBrian Kramer Photography, casino-style gaming for prizes from Agua Caliente Casinos, a photo booth by, specialty lounges, spa services from Fairmont Spa Century Plaza, and glamour makeovers by the Beauty Bus Foundation.

The highlight of the evening will be the Online Silent & Live Auctions featuring exclusive items and extraordinary packages, offering attendees one-of-a-kind opportunities to support cancer research.

Join 4,000 guests for this incredible celebratory evening aimed at eradicating cancer. Tickets and more info can be found here.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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