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.
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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.