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February 13th, 2017 by Cherry

Be still my burger loving heart

Return of the 3rd Annual Burgers & Beer Festival

Saturday, April 29th from 4-7PM 

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (DTLA)

All of the sliders and craft beer brews for foodie fans to enjoy on a lovely spring day in the historical Memorial Coliseum! The event will have a wide selection from Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants.


This year you can look forward to tasty sliders from Baldoria, Belcampo Meat Co., Burger City Grill, Button Mash, byCHLOE, Grill ‘Em All, Hinoki and the Bird, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Turok, Myke’s Café, Simmzy’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Pikey, The Upper West, Venice Whaler and WOLF with more to be confirmed (closer to event).

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for the presale tickets sales at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th. Use Promo Code: BBCHERRY

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 20th at 10 a.m.

General Admission tickets will be available starting at $50 and include entry into the event, unlimited food samples from 20+ restaurants, craft beer samples from 40+ breweries, access to entertainment and vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $70. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus hour early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag.

A portion of this year’s event proceeds will benefit Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

 

Follow L.A. Weekly on Facebook facebook.com/LAWeekly, Twitter @laweeklystreet, Instagram @laweekly and foursquare for updates as they unfold.
About L.A. Weekly:

L.A. Weekly, and more recently laweekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Squid Ink, which covers the city’s food scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. L.A. Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its food criticism.

 

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November 27th, 2016 by Cherry
Baby it’s COLD outside so it’s the perfect time to head to Universal Studios Hollywood and live out your Harry Potter Fantasy with a Hogsmeade Butterbeer! The treat that will bring to ‘mind’ well tastebuds of butterscotch and shortbread. 

You’ll find the Butterbeer™ at Three Broomsticks “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterUniversal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD — “The Wizarding World of  Harry Potter” — Pictured: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood adds Hot Butterbeer to its menu of scrumptious fare served at Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub — (Photo by: David Sprague/Universal Studios Hollywood)

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD — “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” — Pictured: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood adds Hot Butterbeer to its menu of scrumptious fare served at Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub — (Photo by: David Sprague/Universal Studios Hollywood)

Three Broomsticks is reminiscent of an old rustic tavern with custom made wooden tables and chairs/benches in the deep woods of Merry Old England that serves a full menu from breakfast to dinner. The British aka Potter inspired menu includes Eggy Bread breakfast (freshly baked baguette dipped in a cinnamon egg batter and lightly sautéed, sprinkled with powder sugar and served with bacon, strawberries and real maple syrup.), Bangers & Mash (savory grilled English sausages with creamy mashed potatoes and minted peas), Shepherd’s Pie (ground beef and vegetables, crowned with a crust of mashed potatoes), Beef Sunday Roast (prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and gravy), Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew, Fish & Chips and for a sweet finish Sticky Toffee Pudding rounds!

If your in the mood for adult beverages amble next door to the Hog’s Head pub where you can enjoy Hog’s Head Brew, Dragon’s Scale, Wizard’s Brew, Fire Whiskey, Pumpkin Fizz and Gilly Water as well as three Butterbeer choices: traditional, frozen and hot.

Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebookand follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter

Universal Studios HollywoodTM is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™,Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster, as well the all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent daytime attraction.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms.  A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

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October 18th, 2016 by Cherry

I recommend you mark your calendar and buy a ticket to attend the the C-Cap Los Angeles event to benefit underserved students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industries. The fine dining evening will be on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Hanna An’s ‘The District‘ in Beverly Grove where diners will enjoy a Euro-Vietnamese feast of delicacies. The elegant, family style dinner menu will include Hors d’oeuvres such as Crispy Chicken Rolls, Tuna Poke on Sesame Rice Crisps and Filet Mignon & Blue Cheese Mousse Crostini; a first course consisting of a Lotus Salad (Julienne Cabbage, Crispy Shallots, Tiato Leaf, Thai Basil & Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette) or a Citrus Mixed Green Salad (Tamarind Ginger Vinaigrette); and entrees such as Hannah’s Signature Noodles & Grilled Beef Skewers, Cha Cha Chilean Sea Bass, Go Luc Lac Shaken Chicken, Sliced Organic Chicken Breast with Chinese Broccoli, Mushrooms & Traditional Sauce or Crispy Orange Cauliflower in a Sweet & Tangy Citrus Glaze. The meal will be accompanied by a surprise dessert and selected wines from the Central Coast area of California. The evening will also include a live auction and C-CAP students sharing their stories and aspirations with dinner guests.

The event at The District begins at six o’clock. For reservations, please call Gloria Barke at (818) 756-1260. Tickets are $135. All proceeds will support C-CAP Los Angeles’ local programs. Space is limited. The District is located at 8722 Third Street, Los Angeles and the dinner will take place in the Feng Shui room. Valet parking will be available.
 
The event is organized by Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAPLos Angeles, dinner guests will have the opportunity to step through century-old doors of this stunning restaurant and be transported to Vietnam’s seductive French Colonial era evoking romantic Hoi An near the South China Sea. The innovative project is a first for Hannah, whose family’s restaurant portfolio includes the renowned Crustacean, Beverly Hills. The District’s creative nuanced cuisine, rooted in Vietnam’s regional food traditions, is suffused with California’s farm fresh attitude: carefully sourced organic meats and the finest produce, all delicately seasoned with fresh herbs and Asian spices. Diners will get a firsthand account of Hannah’s personal story of a family who escaped their homeland to build a restaurant empire in the United States.

 

 

About Careers though Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles: 
C-CAP is a national non-profit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For the past 25 years, C-CAP has provided job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising and product and equipment donations. In the 2013-14 academic year it served over 16,000 students in 157 high schools and awarded almost 200 scholarships totaling over $3 million. Through C-CAP’s efforts, a large percentage of our students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry.  In Los Angeles, C-CAP was able to work with 3,200 students in 22 schools and award nearly $770,000 in scholarships in the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information, please visit http://www.ccapinc.org/.

 

 

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September 7th, 2016 by Cherry

Tickets are going on sale for the third annual L.A. Weekly’s Sips & Sweets on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 8PM – 11PM at the Petersen Automotive Museum at http://ticketf.ly/2bUoaqn.


VIP Admission ticket includes: all of the General Admission perks plus 1 hour early entry into the event and a special VIP Gift Bag AND don’t hesitate because the VIP entry will sell out SOOO fast! 
General Admission tickets include: entry into the event, unlimited food samples from over 15 LA pastry chefs, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples as well as access to our handcrafted vendor village with 20+ vendors. img_3617

I’ve attended before and can say that they know what I like … SWEETS you’ll be on a major sugar high for one of the first holiday parties of the year.img_3666 Who do you want to taste or sip? Leave a comment below and don’t forget you can visit and of the shops, grab a cocktail or stock your place.

You’ll be able to enjoy sweets from Crème Caramel LA, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Copenhagen Pastry, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, Bearclaw Kitchen, The Gourmandise School, Choctál Single-Origin Ice Cream, Westbound and Red Bread with more to come!img_3555

Hand-crafted cocktails will be prepared by Matt Wise of The Roger Room, Joshua Goldman of The Bar at Belcampo Santa Monica, Adam Nystrom E.P. & L.P., Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Birch, Robin Chopra of House of Punch, Christiaan Rollich of The Lucques Group, Chris Whelan of Sassafras, Ben Scott of Miro, Mike Lay of Broken Spanish and BS Taqueria, Jeremy Lake of Lost Property, Gregory Westcott of Hinoki & the Bird, Darwin Manahan of 71ABOVE, Derek Lyons of Sonny’s Hideaway, Brynn Smith of Sotto, and Chris Amirault of Otium with more to be confirmed!

Aimg_3564ll pastry chefs will offer tasty samples of their famous sweet and savory treats, while each bartender will present sips of their signature holiday drinks.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: Hendrick’s Gin, Tullamore DEW Whiskey, Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Sailor Jerry Rum, Monkey Shoulder, Aquafina, Spearmint Rhino, Hustler Hollywood, Beautiful Things LA, Califia Farms, DIABOLO Beverages, DRY Sparkling, KIND, Farm Fresh to You, Destiny Candle and London Manori with more to come.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.img_3547

Follow L.A. Weekly on Facebook facebook.com/LAWeekly, Twitter @laweeklystreet, Instagram @LAWeekly and Foursquare for updates as they unfold.
About L.A. Weekly:
L.A. Weekly, and more recently LAWeekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Squid Ink, which covers the city’s food scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. In 2007 L.A. Weekly was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its food criticism. This year, restaurant critic Besha Rodell was honored with a James Beard Award, widely considered food writing’s top prize.

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August 14th, 2016 by Cherry

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 2.04.10 PMThe LA Times the Taste is the final summer foodie blowout at the Paramount Studios with four days/nights of yummy tastes! Los Angeles has a great food scenes and the Taste is a great way for you to try delicacies from restaurants all over town.

The chef’s are bringing their A game for the Labor Day weekend with five great events day and night that will appeal to your tastebuds.

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FIELD TO FORK

DINNER WITH A TWIST

SUNDAY BLOCK PARTY

FLAVORS OF LA

 

 

TASTE - OPENNING NIGHT

AN EVENING AMONG THE CULINARY STARS

Hosted by Noelle Carter, Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris and Amy Scattergood

FRI., SEPT. 2 | 7:30 – 10:30 PM

TASTE - FIELD TO FORK

FRESH TASTES FROM LA’S BEST CHEFS

Hosted by Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti

SAT., SEPT. 3 | 11 AM – 2 PM

TASTE - DINNER WITH A TWIST

LET THE GOOD TIMES POUR

Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris, Ray Garcia and Michael Lay

SAT., SEPT. 3 | 7:30 – 10:30 PM

TASTE - SUNDAY BLOCK PARTY

SUMMER’S LAST HURRAH

Hosted by Noelle Carter and Mary Sue Milliken

SUN., SEPT. 4 | 11 AM – 2 PM

TASTE - FLAVORS OF LA

ONE CITY, COUNTLESS TASTES

Hosted by Jonathan Gold and Kris Yenbamroong

SUN., SEPT. 4 | 7:30 – 10:30 PM

TASTE - PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

RELIVE SOME OF OUR TASTIEST MOMENTS

Parking for all events will be located in the Paramount Pictures Studios parking structures:

  • Paramount Pictures Van Ness parking structure – 783 N. Van Ness Avenue, LA 90038
  • Paramount Pictures Gower parking structure – 801 N. Gower Street, LA, 90038

Parking charge will be $13 and is CASH ONLY.

**For faster event entrance to The Taste, we strongly suggest parking and entering through the Van Ness entrance.

When using GPS to reach the event, please program in the parking structure address and please do not attempt to enter the Paramount Pictures lot via either entrance on Melrose Avenue. The Melrose Avenue entrances will not be working parking entrances for the event and you will be redirected.

Uber / Lyft / Public Transport / Taxi drop / Arriving on foot: Please proceed to either the Gower or Van Ness gate. No pedestrian entry will be permitted through the Melrose gates.

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August 5th, 2016 by Cherry

Los Angeles Food & Wine, presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, announce the www.LAFW.com is open to purchase tickets to attend the three-night, four-day, not-to-miss culinary extravaganza that takes over the city of Los Angeles.

Foodies will be exploring Los Angeles from the DTLA along Grand Avenue to Santa Monica fun in the sun and sand on the toes at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows to Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport) for tastes that criss-cross the globe.

 

Los Angeles’ world class level culinary scene inspires the most accomplished chefs with food philosophies that will titillate the tastebuds! This is the sixth year of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival where attendees will experience fine dining in a series of Power Lunches and evening events that will impress the most adventurous eater.

The Event of the Year is Back, Join Us! L.A.'s Ultimate Food & Wine Festival.

With unparalleled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, and cooking demonstrations, event highlights from this year’s festival will include:

  • Amazon Presents Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Thursday, August 25 The evening hosted by Emeril Lagasse will feature a walk-around tasting with culinary creations from all over the map along with beer, wine and cocktails. The inspiration for the global take on the evening comes from the premiere of the upcoming Amazon original series, Eat the World.
  • Lexus at Grand Avenue, Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27 – Sweet Lucie’s ice cream truck and handcart will feature an ice cream scoop station, and guests can create their own ice cream sandwiches. Grand Avenue attendees can also enjoy dessert drinks such as Brandy Alexanders and adult root beer floats.
  • Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Brian Malarkey,Friday, August 26 – The evening will spotlight the street foods from the markets, carts, street stalls, and mom-and-pop joints that span the alleyways, city streets, and corners of every vibrant country from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur including Chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jeffrey Lunak (Sumo Dog), Tin Vuong (Little Sister), Andrew Gruel (Slapfish), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) to name a few.
  • LIVE on Grand Avenue with Tyler Florence, Saturday, August 27 – The city will ignite with electrifying live musical performances, DJ sets, and exciting cuisine from chefs including Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), and Stephen Kalt (Spartina).
  • Lexus Grand Tasting, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 – Gourmands and food-obsessed will be invited to spend a leisurely afternoon at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, with activations such as NFL Homegating’s “slider central” featuring toppings representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At the Lexus Grand Tasting, James Beard Award Winners Stephanie Izard and Laura Werlin will share their knowledge for cheese with attendees at the Lexus Cheese Shoppe, which will be similar to a high-end fromagerie during which attendees can sample a variety of North American cheeses.

 

On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $105-300, with additional package and VIP options. Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, and mixologists participating at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.

 

WHEN:                Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2016

 

WHERE:           Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street),the 6th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.

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July 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

Get your buddy on with the Burgers & Beer Buddy Pack for LA Weeklys food event this July 30th at the LA Coliseum!

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LA Weekly knows the best way to enjoy beer and burgers under the sun are with your best buds and with this deal you don’t have to choose between besties! For a limited time while supplies last you can purchase FOUR general admission tickets for $219 for a savings of $80.

Now your friends can no longer say you didn’t do anything for them <guffaw>

General Admission tickets include: entry into the Burgers & Beer event at 3pm, unlimited food samples from over 30 burger restaurants, craft beer samples from over 35 breweries, live musical entertainment courtesy of Spaceland Productions, and access to our artisanal vendor village.
Tickets can be purchased here.
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June 19th, 2016 by Cherry

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Get your grub on with the 2nd annual LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer event at the Los Angeles Memorial Colliseum!
The foodie event will be welcoming 32 of Los Angeles’ Best Burgers and 44 Craft Breweries curated by Garrett Snyder in partnership with beer guru and writer Sarah Bennett. This event will have restaurants showcasing their signature sliders with sample brews from California’s best craft breweries.
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LA Weekly’s
Burgers & Beer

Saturday, July 30, 2016
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
VIP Hour 2pm – 3pm
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
21+ event – Must have valid, government issued photo ID to enter

 

 

Sponsors of this year’s event include: Mountain Dew, Buick, O.Pen Vape, Hustler, Spearmint Rhino, Del Real Foods, Grubhub, Califia Farms, Cacique, Gardein, Diabolo Beverages, Beautiful Things LA, KIND, Farm Fresh to You, Destiny Candle, London Manori, and p.o.p candy co with more to be confirmed.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased.

General Admission tickets will be available starting at $70 and include entry into the event, unlimited food samples from 30+ restaurants, craft beer samples from 30+ breweries, access to entertainment and vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $90. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus hour early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag.

Prices increase Monday, June 20th at 12am so do not hesitate!

Follow L.A. Weekly on Facebook facebook.com/LAWeekly, Twitter @laweeklystreet, Instagram @laweekly and foursquare for updates as they unfold.

Don’t miss out on L.A. Weekly’s second annual Burgers & Beer celebration!

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About L.A. Weekly:

L.A. Weekly, and more recently laweekly.com, has Los Angeles covered, with investigative reporting, comprehensive calendar listings and forward-thinking cultural coverage, including daily blogs like the highly regarded Squid Ink, which covers the city’s food scene. We keep our readers loyal with stories by some of the country’s finest writers—now accessible through our mobile platforms. L.A. Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its food criticism.

 

 

 

 

Restaurants & Breweries

 

Confirmed restaurants are Alexander’s Steakhouse, Baltaire, Barrel & Ashes, Belcampo Meat Co., Biergarten LA, Button Mash, CHARCOAL Venice, Fritzi DTLA, Grill ‘Em All, Hache LA, Hawkins House of Burgers, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Little Tart, Lock & Key, MACHEEN, Mo Better Burgers, Mrs. Fish, Myke’s Café, Nighthawk Breakfast Bar, Plan Check, Preux & Proper, Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Simmzy’s in Manhattan Beach, Sixth Street Tavern, Slater’s 50/50, Terrine, The Counter, The Pikey, The Rose, Unit 120, Vaka Burger Express and Venice Whaler

Confirmed breweries are 101 Cider House, 21st amendment Brewery, Absolution Brewing Company, Ace Cider, Angel City Brewery, Arts District Brewing Company, Baja Brewing Company, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Boomtown Brewery, Brewyard Beer Company, Cismontane Brewing Co., Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo Brewing Company, Fireman’s Brew, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Co., Hand-Brewed Beer, Homage Brewing, Indie Brewing Company, Iron Triangle Brewing, King Harbor Brewing Company, The Dudes Brew, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Ladyface Ale Companie, Lucky Luke Brewing Co., MacLeod Ale, Noble Ale Works, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Santa Monica Brew Works, Scholb Premium Ales, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sixth Street Tavern, Solarc Beer Co., State Brewing Company, Strand Brewing Co., St. Killian Importing Co., The Brew Crew – BCT Brewing Project, The Brew Crew – Delicious Science Brewery, The Brew Crew – Fox and Flora Brewing Co., The Brew Crew – Horror Brewing, The Brew Crew – Polymath Brewing Co., The Good Beer Company, Transplants Brewing Company, Venice Duck Brewery and Wolf Creek Brewery.

 

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May 30th, 2016 by Cherry

Tacolandia 2016LA Weekly has announced the final lineup for Tacolandia 2016 on Saturday, June 11th from 3 – 7  PM at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. Tacolandia tickets are on sale now for $50 at ticketf.ly/1QmOybu. $55 at the door IF any available.

L.A. Weekly is excited to confirm the final restaurant line-up for Tacolandia 2016, our fourth annual gourmet taco festival. Taking place on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at downtown’s El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the event will feature over 130 top taco vendors curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza.

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As of press time, the following restaurants have confirmed attendance at this year’s event: Alberto Sentíes of Montelena, Alfredo Villanueva of Romero y Azahar, All Flavor No Grease, Amor y Tacos, Comuna by Andrea Martinez + Rivero González, Anepalco’s Café, Aqui es Texcoco , Balam Mexican Kitchen, Barrio Café, Birrieria Jalisco, Breddos Tacos, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Caló Provisions, Carnitas El Momo, Casa Vega, Cascabel, Ceviche Project, Chalio Mexican Restaurant, Chef Brian “Turok” Menendez, Chichen Itza, Cielito Lindo, Cities, Cobblermania, Colonia Tacos Guisados, Comida – Pan-Latin Arepa Cart, Coni’Seafood, Coolhaus, Corazon y Miel, Cueva Carvajal, Deb’s Delicious Tacos, Dia de los Puercos, Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, Don Ramen, Dos Chinos, El Colimense, El Coraloense, El Huarache Azteca, El Marinero By Chef Ninive, El Shuko Guatemalan Cuisine, El Sinaloense, El Tepeyac Café, Frida Tacos, Galaxy Taco, Gish Bac Restaurante Oaxaqueño, Gracias Señor, Guerrilla Tacos, Huitlacoche, Komodo, La Barbacha Restaurant, La Cahua del Yeyo, La Calaca Fish Tacos, La Embajada, La Flor de Yucatan, La Mascota Bakery, La Monarca Bakery, La Tostaderia, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Las Molenderas, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Los Ruizeñores Gourmet Taco, Loteria Grill, Macheen, Mariscos El Bigotón, Mariscos El Güero, Mariscos German, Mariscos Guerrerense, Mariscos Jalisco, Mariscos Olas Altas, Mexicali Taco Co., Mexicano & Flautas, Mexikosher, Mi Ensenada Fish Tacos, Naugles, Nixtaco Taqueria, Nómada XXI, Oaxaca on Wheels, Petty Cash, Pez Cantina, Pink Taquiza, Pour Vida Latin Flavor, Primera Taza, Puertos del Pacifico, Puesto, Pupusas Paty & Faby, Rakken Tacos, RaspadXpress, RBTA x Monkey Bar, Revolutionario LA Food, Rika’s Empanadas, Rincon Oaxaqueño, Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen, Salazar, Sammy’s Mexican Corn, Sarita’s Pupuseria, Sergio Elias Gutierrez of Bocanegra, Slapfish, SOL Cocina, Sonoritas Prime Tacos, Ta Bom Truck, Taco Libre LA, Taco Maria, Tacos a Las Brasas, Tacos Los Desvelados, Tacos Puntas Cabras, Tacos Tamix, Tacoteca, Tamales Elena, Tania Leal from La Enramada, Taqueria Vista Hermosa, Tempo Urban Kitchen, The Briks, The Taco Man, Tlayuda L.A., Toca Madera. Tortas Ahogadas Ameca, Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara in LA, Troika Project / Valle de Guadalupe, Ubatuba Açai, Vaka Burgers, Vchos Truck, Westside Taco Co., White Boy Tacos, Yo Boi’s Restaurant, Yuca’s Restaurants, Zamora Bros, Zema Food Truck – Latin Vibes and Zingo Tacos-Al Carbon.

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Tickets for Tacolandia are on sale now for $50 at ticketf.ly/1QmOybu. $55 at the door if we have any available.

General Admission tickets include entry into the event, entertainment, access to cash bars, as well as tacos from over 130 vendors.

Sponsors of this year’s Tacolandia include: Presenting sponsor Taquiza TABASCO® who will be serving delicious Chipotle Brisket Tacos from Chef Ray Garcia of B.S. Taqueria in Father Serra Park, Exclusive VIP Lounge Presenting Sponsor Herdez, Exclusive Beer Sponsor Estrella, Chevrolet, AeroMéxico Airlines, Got Milk?, Southern California Buick GMC, Cacique, El Silencio Mezcal, Coca-Cola, Hornitos, Masienda, Central Intelligence, Kushmart and Sticky Medz, Hustler Hollywood, Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Clubs & Dames N’ Games Topless Sports Bar & Grill, O.penVAPE CA – Premium Cannabis Oil, Hawaiian Springs, Dave & Buster’s, Beautiful Things LA, Amoeba Music, Lucha VaVoom, Zouq, Grubhub, Naked Juice, DIABOLO Beverages, DRY Sparkling, Califia Farms, Mr. Churro, La Diabla Michelada Mix, KIND, Pepperjelly, Gardein, Del Real Foods, Jarritos, Mom and Pop Shop, Goya Foods, Vallarta Supermarkets, Farm Fresh to You, Flan King, Destiny Candle, Todo Verde, London Manori, Live Nation – The Greek, Earth Science, Pop Art Snacks and Carve Bar.

Tacolandia is proud to announce the El Pueblo Park Association and Food Forward as our charity beneficiaries for this event.

El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA) was founded in 1982 to foster public interest in, and good will for, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (El Pueblo). They are a volunteer group dedicated to promoting the historic plaza and its historic buildings. In addition, they are devoted to expanding El Pueblo’s use as an educational and cultural facility by: raising funds for the restoration, conservation and promotion of El Pueblo as a unique gathering place for the celebration of the historical and multicultural heritage of Los Angeles and sponsoring exhibitions and special events at El Pueblo.

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. HARVEST FOOD • FIGHT HUNGER • BUILD COMMUNITY They are a volunteer-powered group of Southern Californians who are passionate about making change around hunger in our community. Food Forward convenes at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable. Combined, theirr diverse distribution partners provide food to over 100,000 clients a month across Southern California.

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February 9th, 2016 by Cherry

oink oink it’s time to save the date for the 2016 COCHON555 IMG_7240taking place at the Viceroy Santa Monica on March 13th.  The culinary competition returns to Los Angeles.

 

 

You can enter to win two VIP tickets by watching a video and joining the Good Food Movement!

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Cochon555 is the stand-up tasting reception featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs for a cause Sunday, March 13 at Viceroy Santa Monica (Official Host & Hotel). The 2016 tour benefits Piggy Bank a sanctuary that will provide free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms. You can purchase tickets for the weekend at www.cochon555.com and for a behind the scenes look at the culinary competition, watch Cochon555’s stunning video here http://j.mp/555_Trailer.

IMG_0156I was excited to attend the 2015 Cochon555 and was fascinated by the chef’s creative uses of the entire heritage pig. The weekend had three back-to-back events with Chef Walter Manzke of Republique being crowned the ‘Prince of Porc’. He won the title preparing a whole pig menu featuring the ‘Large Black’ raised by Cook Pigs Ranch.  Chef Walter went on to compete for the national title in Denver, CO.

Cochon555 uses heritage breeds and last years’ winner used the ‘Large Black’ a Chinese breed brought to England, known for its taste, pasture foraging skills and overall hardiness. The micro-marbling, short muscle fibers and excellent bellies produce exceptional bacon and moist meat with old world flavor providing Chef Walter ideal meat for his winning menu of five uniquely created delicious bites. Walter’s winning dishes included Pork Belly with Black River Caviar, Jambon-Beurre, Pork Ceviche and Arroz Caldo, a Filipino Rice Porridge. Along with two exclusive dinners hosted by 2014 King of Porc Ray Garcia, Cochon555’s stop in Los Angeles raised awareness for heritage breed pigs raised by family farms. For photos of the 2015 LA event, click http://bit.ly/1EUAf5s.

The Los Angeles flavor-studded weekend supports a great cause by starting with two unique dinners bringing together five guest chefs, world-renowned winemakers and beverage experts to create a multi-course, interactive dining experience to benefit Piggy Bank. Friday kicks off with a Late Night Asian Speakeasy, an all-inclusive guest chef’s dinner party paying homage to Chinese, Sichuan, Korean, Thai and Japanese restaurants. On Saturday, the Chef’s Course Dinner Series is multi-course seated feast featuring five guest chefs cooking courses paired with premium beverages. Tickets to the dinners are available online at $125 per person and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Piggy Bank. On Sunday, the epic feast features celebrity chefs cooking whole hogs in a stand-up reception of epic proportions. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets as the event is expected to sell out earlier this year. Cochon555 is running a 21-day contest, “Can’t We Just Be Friends”,  giving away two VIP Tickets worth $400. Friends of the good food movement can sign up for the latest news on the weekend and enter the contest here: http://woobox.com/jnesum.

IMG_7248The Cochon555 US Tour would not be possible without our amazing lineup of sponsors including Viceroy Santa Monica, Williams-Sonoma, Wines of Germany, The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, DRY Sparkling, Breckenridge Distillery, Anchor Distilling, Buffalo Trace, Martinez Lacuesta, Creminelli, Wines from Rioja, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Tenuta Sassoregale, Tequila Don Julio, Creekstone Farms, Junipero, Eagle Rare, Common Cider, Antica Napa Valley, Don Amado Mezcal, Fidencio, Mezcales de Leyenda, Rhum Clément, Plantation Rum, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Koch el Mezcal, La
Venenosa, Mezcal Derrumbes, Azzurro Wine Company, Luxardo, Pax Wine Cellars, Ridge Vineyards, Scholium Project, Sandhi Wines, Pisoni Vineyards, Arista Winery, Rappahannock River Oysters, Hedley & Bennett, La Brea Bakery, Cypress Grove Chevre, Coach Farm, Parrano, Sun Noodle, California Olive Ranch and Birchware. The beverage program includes Cochon555’s Punch Kings local barkeep competition a spotlight on Five Winemakers including sought-after wines and a Wines of the World spotlight Sommelier Smackdown. The official chef lineup and more tasty experiences will be announced with the Official Chef Announcement lineup 45 days in advance of the event. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement and tickets to this must-do culinary weekend, please visit www.cochon555.com.

About Cochon555 US Tour

The Cochon555 US Tour, executes a variety of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs with the world’s first nose-to-tail pig competition. Created in response to the lack of consumer education around heritage breed pigs, this epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually with over 60 events.

All Cochon555 events cultivate a long-term impact for heritage species raised by family farms, reaching the top culinary markets in North America while promoting our sponsors’ messages to 16,000 guests by drawing from the biggest names in the hospitality industry, including 2,200+ chefs, 150+ family farms and 16 culinary schools. Since 2009, 50,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $500,000 has been donated to charities and over $750,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. Together with winemakers, brewers, distillers and craft food makers they create authentic culinary events celebrating champions in the good food movement. For more details about the events and to see videos referencing all the events in the Cochon555 family, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.

About Piggy Bank

Launched in 2015 by Brady Lowe, founder of the Cochon555 US Tour and Taste Network, Piggy Bank’s mission is to create a heritage breed pig sanctuary that provides free genetics and business plans to emerging family farms. The sanctuary will change the future of food by uniting a community working together for safer, responsible farming practices and sharing of genetics, livestock and the sharing of information. Piggy Bank is dedicated to creating the first Open Source agriculture platform through the responsible farming of heritage species. The Piggy Bank farm, located in Missouri, will raise pigs to be gifted only to communities dedicated to elevating the cause and expanding the model of social and agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a project of The Giving Back Fund, Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Follow the Piggy Bank conversation on Twitter @PiggyBankOrg. For more information about Piggy Bank or The Giving Back Fund, please contact Kerith Dilley or visit www.piggy-bank.org.

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