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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, 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, 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 16th, 2017 by Cherry

L.A. Weekly Sips & Sweets 2017 is taking place Thursday, December 14th at the Petersen Auto Museum

You can enjoy the fourth year of the holiday party with over 30 of the Los Angeles’ Top bakers & mixologists! Purchase VIP tickets and you will be able to enter at 7PM and general admission entry is 8PM. The event ends at 11PM so it’s a night of food, drinks, music and fun!


The 4th Annual Sips & Sweets has been curated by L.A. Weekly’s own food critic Besha Rodell and food editor Katherine Spiers, this eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza is one not to be missed! This year’s ‘eats’ lineup features sweets (and some savories) from Ococoa, Wanderlust Creamery, Mercedes Binge Desserts, Otium, and much more to come!

Hand-crafted cocktails will be prepared by Christiaan Rollich of A.O.C. Wine bar, representatives from Resident DTLA, The Roger Room, The Pikey, Nerano, Lock & Key, Lucques, Tavern, La Cuevita, Otium, 1886 Bar at The Raymond, and plenty more yet to be announced!Image result for The Pikey

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

It’s a fun event where you get to enjoy the beautiful cars on display at the Petersen Auto Museum all the while sipping on handcrafted cocktails and sweet treats (and some savory options) that will speed on your palate as well as great ideas for holiday gifts! Bring cash so that you can purchase trinkets and treats from selected vendors!

Tickets on sale now at but don’t hesitate because it will sell out!

General Admission tickets include: entry into the event (and museum), unlimited food samples, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples as well as access to our artisanal vendor village. VIP Admission ticket includes: all of the General Admission perks plus 1 hour early entry into the eventand an exclusive VIP Gift Bag.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: Effen Vodka, Maker’s Mark, Angel City Brewery, Amoeba Music, Barefoot Wine, Cacique, Health-Ade Kombucha, Food Forward (charity), Imperfect Produce, Hubert’s Lemonade, The Dude’s Brewing Co., WVapes, and more to be announced!

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, Twitter @laweeklystreet, Instagram @LAWeekly and Foursquare for updates as they unfold.

About L.A. Weekly:
L.A. Weekly, and more recently, 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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October 20th, 2012 by Cherry

I’m counting down the days for the 7th Annual The Food Event at the Vineyards of Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills from 2 – 5pm.  Los Angles Magazine’s The Food Event 2012 is always the MUST attend intimate gathering of foodies and chefs showing off their creative genius in the most beautiful setting!  Everytime I see the Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills it makes me want to have a wedding surrounded by grapes, blue skies and of course some of the best wine in Southern California!  This year we get unlimited food from 40 restaurants, wine, spirits and treats galore all in a fun packed afternoon.  So make sure you come hungry and have a designated driver!  

Check out the details of this event that is grown up friendly and perfect to get not only your flirt on but your GRUB on!!! See you Sunday! 



EVAN KLEIMAN (KCRW’s host of “Good Food”) will be the host for this year’s event.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eric Greenspan- The Foundry on Melrose

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ludo Lefebvre of LudoBites

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Antonia Lofaso of Black Market Liquor Bar

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Matt Biancaniello of The Library Bar

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. David Feau of The Royce at The Langham




LEO QUINONES (KFWB News Talk 980 on-air host) will be the host for this year’s event.

2:45 p.m. –  Golden Road Brewing Company: “Building a Craft Beer Empire”

Moderator to be determined

  • Meg Gill, Brewmaster at Golden Road Brewing Company

3:15 p.m. – “Que Syrah, Syrah!”

  • Moderated by Carolin Styne from A.O.C Tavern, Lucques
  • Amy Christine, Co-Owner of Blacksheep Finds
  • Jim Knight, Co-Owner of The Winehouse and Winemaker for Jelly Roll Syrah
  • Dana Farner, Beverage Director at CUT and Sidebar by Wolfgang Puck

3:45 p.m. – “Unconventional Restaurants”

  • Moderated by Los Angeles magazine’s Dine Editor Lesley Bargar Suter
  • Gary Menes of Le Comptoir
  • Craig Thorton of Wolvesmouth

4:15 p.m. – “Meet the Pizza Makers”

  • Moderated by Los Angeles magazine’s Dine Editor Lesley Bargar Suter
  • Zach Pollack of Sotto
  • Jeff Mahin of Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
  • Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees


EAT: Barbix Restaurant, Bizarra Capital, Black Market Liquor Bar, Blue Cow kitchen & bar, ChocoVivo, Cooks County, Farmshop, Gladstones, Kate Mantilini Restaurant and Catering, Lazy Ox, Loteria! Grill, Lukshon, Manhattan Beach Post, Malibu and Vine Bar & Grille, Malo/Más Malo, Matteo’s, Mercato di Vetro, Michael’s Restaurant, Milo and Olive, Mo-Chica, Momed, Night + Market, ONYX, Picca, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Playa, Public School, Republic of Laughter ROFL, Rivera, Saddle Peak Lodge, Short Cake, Short Order, Soledad Goats, Sotto, Stella Rossa Pizza Bar, Tavern, The Hart and The Hunter, The Royce at The Langham, The Strand House, Tierra Sur, Waterloo & City Restaurant, Drunken Udder Ice Cream, and Westside Tavern.

DRINK: Barrymore Wines, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Casa Dumetz Wines, Cordon Wine, Echelon Vineyards, Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Herzog Winery, Hoegaarden, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Karma Tequila, Ketel One, Leffe, Merryvale Vineyards, Millésimé Cellars, Saddlerock, Semler, Starmont, Stella Artois, Testarossa Winery, The Malibu Vineyard, The Naked Grape, Vampire Vineyards, VeeV/VitaFute, Westwood Winery, and White Lion VSOA.

PRICETickets are $115, $120 with Los Angeles magazine subscription, (all demonstrations, food, beverages, and parking fees included).

After Party Tickets are $10, with Food Event ticket ($120), and with Los Angeles magazine subscription $125 (includes entry to official after party at Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch, one complimentary glass of wine or specialty cocktail plus food samplings and live music, free valet parking at Calamigos Ranch, free shuttle from the Food Event to Saddlerock Ranch- early registration wristband for immediate entrance while avoiding any lines.)

Eventbrite ticket link HERE

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August 29th, 2012 by Cherry

Every year I’m surprised at the press Los Angeles is getting as a food designation but not really.  It used to be all the great chefs either came The Food Event 2012from NY or want to GO to New York City but SoCal is blessed with vibrant creative chefs who will be at Los Angeles Magazines ‘2012 Food Event‘ at the Saddlerock Ranch in the Malibu Hills.  This is one of the jewels in the dining crown of SoCal on October 21st, Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm you get to experience an afternoon of great chefs, culinary experts and sommeliers.  Los Angeles Magazine’s 2012 Food Event will have in attendance more than 40 restaurants and wineries offering tastes of their signature seasonal dishes.  You can purchase pre-sale tickets for $98 or for $103 you get a subscription to LA Magazine (GREAT Deal!) or you can wait till October 1st and pay $115.  I recommend purchasing tickets early so that you won’t miss out on this wonderful fall event.

the food event

Barbix Restaurant, Bizarra Capital, Black Market Liquor Bar, Cooks County, Farmshop, Gladstones, Lazy Ox, Loteria Grill!, Manhattan Beach Post, Malibu and Vine, Matteo’s, Mercato di Vetro, Mezze, Milo & Olive, Mo-Chica, M Street Kitchen, Night + Market, ONYX, Picca, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Playa, Public School, Rivera, Saddle Peak Lodge, Short Cake, Short Order, Sotto, Stella Rossa Pizza Bar, Tavern, The Royce, Waterloo & City Restaurant, Drunken Udder Ice Cream, and Westside Tavern and more tasting options to come (link to details about restaurants/food)

Included in the price of your ticket are Chef & Mixologist Demos:

Matt Biancaniello (Library Bar)Matt Biancaniello





Chef David Féau (fay-o) grew up in the kitchen cooking with his mother in France. David Féau (the Rocye)





Ludo Lefebvre

Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites)





Caroline Styne was raised in Los Angeles and began her work in the food service industry in 1989 when, at the age of 22, she co-founded Basically Baked Inc., producing and distributing specialty foods to retail accounts nation-wide. By 1994, she was managing restaurants and teamed with celebrated restaurateur Sean MacPherson at Jones, in Hollywood. While there, she was introduced to Suzanne Goin. The meeting was life-changing for both and led to the opening of their flagship restaurant, Lucques, in 1998. With Goin’s culinary talent and Styne’s business acumen they made a formidable creative team.  The restaurant met with instant success and their efforts helped her partner to be recognized as one of Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” 1999. Lucques received praise from Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Bon Appétit and Saveur, including a prestigious 3 star review by the Los Angeles Times. Styne has served as the restaurant’s sommelier and wine buyer from the beginning, and has received multiple Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.  The partners’ second endeavor was A.O.C., the ground-breaking wine bar and restaurant located on West Third Street in Los Angeles. The restaurant features 50 wines served by the glass and small plates of food served family-style. A.O.C. and its wine list have received numerous favorable reviews, receiving three stars from the Los Angeles Times and named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s“50 hot tables.” Styne’s wine list was named “best new wine list” by Food & Wine magazine for 2003. As at Lucques, the wine list at A.O.C. has received awards from Wine Spectator.  Tavern, the newest venture by Suzanne and business partner Caroline Styne, opened in  2009. The Brentwood location serves as a casual neighborhood meeting place, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a full retail market from the Tavern Larder. Goin and  Styne opened The Larder at Maple Drive, an offshoot of their retail business at Tavern, in fall of 2011.  The Maple Drive location is also the commissary for the growing catering arm of their businesses, Lucques Catering. Goin and Styne have been the official caterers for the annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards for the past three years. In April 2011, Goin and Styne were honored to be selected by the Obama fundraising team to prepare a dinner for the President Obama at Tavern, a momentous career achievement.   Styne continues as the sommelier and wine buyer for all of the restaurants and talks about her interests in wine through Styne on Wine, her wine and lifestyle blog. She has her hand in producing her own wines: Jules Harrison, a Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, J&H, a un-oaked chardonnay from Napa Valley and BTG, a project in collaboration with winery owner Mark Tarlov from Evening Land Vineyards producing approachable chardonnay meant to be served "By The Glass" at her restaurants.  Caroline Styne has been covered in GQ, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and appears regularly on wine panels for her expertise, including Food & Wine Aspen, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, Zagat, and ABC television. She received a coveted nomination as a James Beard Foundation finalist for Restaurateur of the Year in 2012.  Styne is a dedicated contributor to her community and continues to be recognized for her talents and generosity.  Along with partner Suzanne Goin and Chef David Lentz, Styne launched the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade cookout fundraiser in 2010, contributing over $600K to date in funding research for childhood cancer.  Caroline Styne is married to Michael Kohn, a contemporary art dealer and owner of the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. They have a daughter, Olivia and a son, Jules.Caroline Styne (A.O.C., Tavern, Lucques)


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