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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

Pancakes, Mimosa and more .. OH MY I’ve never attended the Brunch at the Races but this year the restaurants have me salivating and planning to wear a super cute hat!

L.A. Weekly has added new restaurants to the fall foodie events on October 15th at Santa Anita Park. This year’s Brunch at the Races is having signature brunch bits from over 30 Los Image result for Poppy + RoseAngeles breakfast, brunch and lunch spots! I can’t wait to get my munch on from 11AM – 2PM with tastes from: AR Cucina, Pez Cantina, Fred 62, Myke’s Café, Kobawoo House, Jones Coffee Roasters, Monkey Bar,Image result for fred 62McConnells, Chez Tex, Poppy + Rose, Red Herring, Cindy’s Eaglerock Restaurant, Pono Burger, Little Dom’s, Sweet & Savory, Mascarpone Cheesecakes, La Huesuda Tacos, Tavern, and even more to come!Image result for pono burger

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Sponsors of this year’s event include: Beam Suntory’s Effen Vodka and Maker’s Mark, The Dude’s Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery, Bai, Cacique, Rita’s Italian Ice, Zico, Hubert’s, Imperfect Produce, with more to come.Image result for The Dudes Brewing Company

Tickets are on sale now and <click> here to purchase

The 2nd Annual Brunch at the Races General Admission tickets start at $40 and include: entry into the event, full day admission to Santa Anita Park, unlimited food samples from 30+ restaurants, beer/wine/cocktail samples from our

partners, access to entertainment and a vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets start at $60 (limited availability and WILL sell out). VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus access to an exclusive VIP lounge and VIP gift bag.

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 our second annual Brunch at the Races!

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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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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December 4th, 2015 by Cherry

Let’s kick off the holiday foodie season at the second annual L.A. Weekly’s Sips & Sweets on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 8 – 11 pm t Magic Box @ The Reef

 

I plan to attend the fun event full of delicious food, drinks and SHOPPPING all in one place! You get the chance to nibble from 20 of Los Angeles’ top bakers, try handcrafted cocktail sips from 15 mixologists and the chance to ‘buy local’ with more than 25 artisanal craftspeople!

L.A. Weekly’s own food critic Besha Rodell and Roxana Jullapat have personally selected what you will be eating, drinking and shopping at Magic Box @ The Reef. Tickets are still available to join us on Saturday, December 12th from 8 – 11 pm where you’ll be able to buy holiday gifts and trinkets for the holiday season. Everyone will appreciate a unique gift for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, festivus or office gift exchange.

This year’s pastry chef and baker lineup features sweets from Shannon Swindle of Craft LA, Clemence Gosset of The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories, Mariah Swan of bld Restaurant and ICDC, Ledlow, Luis Ayala of Broken Spanish, Paige Russell of Hatchet Hall, Elizabeth Belkind of Cake Monkey Bakery, Megan Potthoff of WP24, Sherry Yard of Helm’s Bakery, Courtney Reed of Belcampo Meat Co., Zenai Leal of Salt’s Cure, Monica May of Nickel Diner, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and other tasty surprises!

Hand-made cocktails will be prepared by Mikki Kristola of The Varnish, Robin Chopra of Corazon Y Miel, Karen Grill of Sassafras Saloon, Ryan Wainwright of Terrine, Darwin Manahan of Osso and Cliff’s Edge, Ben Scott of Alexander’s Steakhouse, Avery Underhill of Butchers & Barbers, Christiaan Rollich of the Lucques Group, Josh Goldman of the Soigné Group, Michael Lay of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria, John Kelly O’Hare of Sonny’s Hideaway, Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Birch and The Loving Cup, Jesus Gomez of 1886 Bar, Edwin Osegueda of Faith and Flower and Adam Nystrom of EP + LP and be prepared for surprises that will make you want to add these drinks to your own shindig!

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

General Admission tickets include: entry into the event, unlimited food samples from over 20 LA pastry chefs, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples and access to our handcrafted vendor village with 20+ vendors. VIP Admission ticket includes: all of the General Admission perks plus 1 hour early entry into the event and a special VIP Gift Bag.

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.

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.

 

Sips & Sweets 2015
Presented by LA Weekly

LA Weekly is proud to present Sips & Sweets 2015! In its second year, our now annual holiday party will feature over 20 of the city’s top bakers, over 20 of LA’s most respected mixologists and more than 25 artisanal craftspeople. Join us Saturday, December 12th from 8pm – 11pm and sample delicious confections, sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts and trinkets. Curated by the LA Weekly’s own food critic Besha Rodell and Roxana Jullapat, this eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza is one not to be missed.

Sips & Sweets

Saturday, December 12, 2015
8pm – 11pm with a VIP Hour from 7pm – 8pm
Magic Box @ The REEF

1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

21+ event. All guests must have a valid ID for entry.

LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets Charity partner

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September 1st, 2012 by Cherry

I’m super excited to be covering the Los Angeles Times the Taste at Paramount Studios starting tomorrow afternoon.  It’s a great opportunity to taste the great cuisine being created by our Los Angeles world class chefs and just enjoy the last gasp of summer.  Well this is LA so summer is going to be here a little longer but you know what I mean.

If you don’t have plans you HAVE to grab a ticket to the fun weekend.  It’s not just a fun time for foodies BUT a great opportunity for singles to meet someone for romance while wondering the Paramount lot.

Saturday has two events with Field to Fork and the Cocktail Confidential.  I’ve posted details about the two events and am looking forward to interviewing not just chefs but also people enjoying this great event.  With the proliferation of so many popular food shows it’s no wonder that people are excited for this event organized the the Los Angeles Times.  It should be a great morning with learning about tasting wine, ideas for using fresh vegetables at home and just seeing talented chefs showing us how it’s done!  Than back at 8pm for the nighttime grownups only mixology demos, competitions and the chance to try new beverages.  It’s day that you can’t miss with food, wine and the great company of fellow food fans!

 

September 1 | 11 am – 3 pm | Paramount Pictures Studios

 

RUSS PARSONS, HOST
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RAY GARCIA, CO-HOST
An afternoon made for true foodies and home cooks. Russ Parsons, The Times’ Food Editor, hosts an event inspired by fresh, local ingredients and the pleasure of cooking seasonal dishes.

Your all-inclusive ticket offers:

Unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food tastings, plus access to all wine seminars and cooking demonstrations.

Wine seminars and cooking demos:

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
How to Taste Wine Like a Master Sommelier featuring:
Fred Dame, MS (Director of Prestige Accounts for American Wine & Spirits of California)
Darius Allyn, MS (Sommelier/Beverage Director at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills)
Ira Norof, CWE (moderator and President of the Society of Wine Educators)
Prepare your palate for a course that will change the way you order wine.

Noon – 12:45 pm
Market Basket Challenge Cooking Demonstration featuring:
Alex Weiser (grower of specialty vegetables and fruits at Weiser Family Farms)
David LeFevre (co-owner and chef at Manhattan Beach Post)
Ray Garcia (chef at Fig and James Beard Rising Star Award winner)
What happens when you give one set of ingredients to two amazing chefs? You’ve seen this type of competition on reality TV and now you can see it live as David and Ray battle it out for creativity, taste appeal and fun.

12:45 – 1:30 pm
Cooking Demonstration featuring Roxana Jullapat (co-owner and chef at Cooks County)
Working with seasonal produce and alternative grains, Roxana’s menus are one of the most farmers’ market driven in town. Stop by to see what she’s slicing and dicing for her latest recipe.

1 – 1:45 pm
State of the Farmer’s Market featuring:
Tara Kolla (owner of Silver Lake Farms)
Diana Rodgers (consultant for the Sunset Strip Farmer’s Market, manager of the Mar Vista Market)
Jordan Toft (executive chef at Eveleigh)
Russ Parsons (moderator)
As farmers markets increase in popularity, so does its need to adapt for the future. Find out what’s in store for your local farms.

1:30 – 2:15 pm
Cooking Demonstration featuring Nyesha Arrington (executive chef at Wilshire)
In 2012, Zagat.com named Nyesha one of the 30 Under 30 – LA’s Hottest Up-And-Comers. See what her latest ingredients are for success.

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Everyday Bordeaux featuring Ira Norof, CWE (President of the Society of Wine Educators and a certified International Bordeaux Educator)
Bordeaux can range from an everyday table wine to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Get to know the complexities (and simplicities) of this wonderful varietal.

 

September 1 | 8 – 11 pm | Paramount Pictures Studios

 

JESSICA GELT, HOST
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JULIAN COX, CO-HOST
Bartenders take center stage as we raise a glass to the simple joy of fine mixed drinks in the company of friends. Jessica Gelt, Food & Night Life Writer for The Times, hosts an evening dedicated to cocktail culture, specialty elixirs and party-worthy bites. Co-hosted by Julian Cox, Chief Mixologist for Rivera and Playa.

Your all-inclusive ticket offers:

Unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food tastings, plus access to all demonstrations.

Mixology Demonstrations:

8:15 – 8:30 PM
Demonstration featuring Tricia Alley, presented by Southern Wine and Spirits
What creative libation will this craft beverage specialist bring to the table? A concoction invented at her former stomping grounds – Black Market Liquor Bar or Providence LA? Stop by to find out.

8:45 – 9 pm
Demonstration featuring Alex Day, presented by Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
From The Science of Shaking to Bar Myth Busters, people have come from all over to drink up Alex’s words of wisdom on today’s cocktail scene. Now you can see the step-by-step process of his latest creation.

9:15 – 10:15 pm
Mix-off on the Backlot: Mixology Competition judged by Julian Cox, Jessica Gelt and Jonathan Gold
Hold onto your garnish, this competition is sure to cause quite a stir! The Cocktail Confidential hosts and our Pulitzer Prize winning restaurant critic will crown one lucky mix-master king or queen of the night.

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