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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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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.

Tacolandia 2016 -2All restaurants will have tasty samples of their signature gourmet tacos for all to enjoy! Complete with live mariachi music and cash bars with beer, wine and signature cocktails, Tacolandia 2016 will be LA Weekly’s largest event of the year and one not to be missed. More information can be found at laweekly.com/tacolandia.

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.

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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March 4th, 2016 by Cherry

Tacolandia 2016Head DTLA for Tacolandia 2016 on Saturday, June 11th from 3 -7pm at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. L.A. Weekly is presenting the fourth annual gourmet taco festival with over 100 top taco vendors selected by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. I attended my dream foodie event last year and was impressed with the selection of tacos! They had tastes for everyone from BEEF, Pork and CHEESE to  vegetarian to seafood and everything in between ..

I got my taco on at #TacolandiaLA #laweekly #Tacos #tapatico #latortillafactory #califia #tabasco #foodieporn #dtla #snapcollage #collage @cushwayapps

Oh my gob #elsonorita is winning the taco wars! The portobello and beef tacos are so yummy and the sweet! <mix drop> #TacolandiaLA
 Enjoy tasty samples of signature gourmet tacos as you listen to live mariachi music and cash bars with beer, wine and cocktails. Tacolandia 2016 will be LA Weekly’s largest event of the year and one not to be missed!
All Flavor No Grease, Amor y Tacos, Anepalco’s Café, Aqui es Texcoco , Barrio Café, Bistro LQ, Breddos Tacos, B.S. Taqueria, Bull Taco, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Carnitas El Momo, Chef Adria Montaño, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, Chef Priscilla Curiel, Chichen Itza, Cielito Lindo, Colonia Tacos Guisados, Comida, Coni’Seafood, Corazón de Tierra, Corazon y Miel, Dia de los Puercos, Dos Chinos, El Colimense, El Coraloense, El Marinero By Chef Ninive, El Sonorita, Frida Tacos, Galaxy Taco, Gracias Señor!, Guerrilla Tacos, Huitlacoche, Kaya Street Kitchen, Komodo, La Calaca Fish Tacos, La Embajada, La Monarca Bakery, La Taquiza, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Las Molenderas, Loteria Grill, Mariscos Guerrerense, Mariscos Jalisco, Mexicali Taco Co., Mexicano & Flautas, Mi Ensenada Fish Tacos, Naugles, Oaxaca on Wheels, Petty Cash Taqueria, Pez Cantina, Primera Taza, Puertos del Pacifico, Puesto, RBTA x Monkey Bar, Revolutionario LA Food, Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen, Slapfish, Soho Taco, SOL Cocina, Sonoritas, Prime Tacos, Taco Libre LA, Taco Maria, Tacos Kokopelli, Tacos Quetzalcoatl, Tacos Super Gallito, Tamales Elena, Tlayuda L.A., Tortas Ahogadas Ameca, Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara in LA, Urbana Anaheim and Zema Latin Vibes are the confirmed restaurants that will be serving.
You had me at #friedcheese #eatpuesto you've won #TacolandiaLA #cheese #puesto #foodieporn
 Presale tickets for Tacolandia go on sale at 10am on Tuesday March 8th buy your tickets before a day of good food under the sun sells out and use my code TACOCHERRY to unlock the ticket types for purchase. If you don’t use my code TACOCHERRY you can buy them with the general public on Monday, March 14th at 10AM.
The Eat Eloy Aluri Taller pork guacamole #carnita was pretty tasty #TacolandiaLA

General Admission tickets will be available for $40 and include entry into the event, entertainment, access to cash bars, as well as tacos from over 100 vendors. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available for $60. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus a VIP gift bag, separate entrance, and access to an exclusive VIP lounge with its own bar.

Sponsors of this year’s Tacolandia include: Presenting sponsor Tabasco, Exclusive Beer Sponsor Estrella, Hustler Hollywood, Spearmint Rhino, Masienda, Del Real Foods, Jarritos, Diabolo, Beautiful Things LA, DRY Sparkling, Califia Farms, Beautiful Things LA, Zouq, Farm Fresh to You, Destiny Candle, Goorin Brothers and Live Nation.

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.

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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February 9th, 2016 by Cherry

Kick off your Valentine’s month with this great ticket deal. You can attend the 2016 LA Weekly’s The Essentials  for only $90

With The Essentials event less than 2 weeks away, we have decided to run a special deal to sell out the event prior to the 20th. (doesn’t this make us sound desperate?)
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, (readers will have the opportunity to) take advantage of a special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to say “I Love You’ then with tickets to LA’s BEST food and wine event of the year!
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!
L.A. Weekly’s The Essentials is coming Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The California Market Center in Downtown LA. We have 60 of the 99 most essential restaurants and chefs in the city sampling bites of the signature dishes that have made them famous.
And no date night is complete without the wine! Wine Exchange has curated a wide range of classic wine styles from around the world along with cutting edge wineries, to pair perfectly with the dishes from the amazing lineup of restaurants.
Limited supply available so take advantage of this deal NOW before it is gone. Tickets can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka
LA Weekly presents The Essentials, our signature food and wine event benefitting Food Forward!
LA Weekly’s The Essentials
A.O.C., Animal, Beverly Soon Tofu, Broken Spanish, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni’ Seafood, Crossroads, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, ink., Jitlada Southern Thai, Kiriko Sushi, Kogi BBQ, La Casita Mexicana, Lucques, Mariscos Jalisco, Park’s BBQ, POT, Providence, Republique, Sotto, Spago, Sqirl, Szechuan Impression, Terrine, the hungry cat, Night + Market, Wexler’s Deli, Baroo, Jon & Vinny’s, Le Comptoir, Racion, Luv2eat Thai Bistro, RedBird, RiceBar, Mélisse, Philippe the Original, Bestia, Cassia, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Guisados, Lukshon, Connie and Ted’s, Maude, Belcampo Meat Co., Little Sister, Dune, Pine & Crane, Union, Aqui es Texcoco, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Corazon y Miel, Bludso’s BBQ, Osteria Mozza, Trois Mec, Papilles Bistro, El Huarache Azteca, Button Mash
Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Doors: 6:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

$0 – $110

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January 26th, 2016 by Cherry

All my foodies meet me DTLA for the LA Weekly’s The Essentials event on Saturday, February 20th at the California Market Center.

 

 

It will be a fun night of tasty bites and samples of beer, wine & cocktails from 60 of LA’s best restaurants featured in LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants issue that will be out the same week!

GA tickets are on sale now for $65 and can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka.
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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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