Tag Archive: food festival

Get Your Cocktail Fix at LA Times The Taste’s Pop-Up Bars

LA Times The Taste by Caroline on Crack

Food events usually have lots to drink for oenophiles, leaving avid cocktail lovers, well, thirsty. Unfair! But fortunately at this weekend’s LA Times’ The Taste, in addition to a “secret cocktail lab,” there will be “pop-up bars” featuring some of your favorite L.A. bartenders and their specialty drinks. Each bar will spotlight a sponsored spirit with the…

Drinking and Learning at LA Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

LA Times Cocktail Confidential by Caroline on Crack

Good thing Sunday is Labor Day Eve as LA Times event, The Taste’s Cocktail Confidential, will not only be hosted by the likes of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt (that girl can put ’em away) and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello but will feature several demos by some of Los Angeles’ top bartenders. Here’s the schedule…

Favorite Sips & Bites of 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Tyler Florence's bone marrow by Caroline on Crack

Annual food event Pebble Beach Food & Wine is a haven for any well-to-do foodist (and the occasional lucky blogger). It’s where celebrity chefs from around the country show off their best dishes and acclaimed winemakers their best vino via the various dinners, parties and seminars. Since this was my first time at PBFW, I…

My Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013 Drinking Itinerary

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Flickr)

I felt like I was movin’ on up when I got the invite to the four-day 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine food festival (April 4-7). I mean, that’s fancy pants, right? Pebble Beach, a picturesque seaside enclave, is known for events like the high-falutin car show, Concours d’Elegance, for chrissakes. The affluent residents’…

LA Weekend Events November 15 to 19: Great Walk on Melrose, Chocolate Festival, 1886’s Birthday Blowout

1886 Bar Turns Two on Saturday by Caroline on Crack

So many LA weekend events, so little time. OR can you do it all? Wondering what shape I’ll be in at the 1886 party after walking 17 miles across L.A. for the Great LA Walk. Anyone game to try? Thursday, November 15 First 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale Ever For the first time, Phillip Lim‘s…

2nd Annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Spotlights Bar Stars and Renowned Restaurants

This Sunday, November 6 at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Cookout, which takes over the Culver Studios, not only will feature a ton a tasty bites from L.A. foodist favorites like Grace, The Hungry Cat, Osteria Mozza, Providence, Sotto and Tavern but exciting eats from all over the country. Yup, you don’t have to step…

This Weekend: New Hollywood Gastropub, Bastille Day Parties, Fun Run/Food Fest

You’re not going to let a little Carmaggedon interfere with your weekend plans, are ya? Especially when there’s a bunch of food festivals like LA Food Fest (which I’m giving away tickets to) going on! Plus all this other fun stuff. Thursday, July 14 Paella and Spanish Wine Tasting at 55 Degree If you’re all…

Resistance Is Futile: LA Street Food Fest + Giveaway

Carmaggedon. Autopocalypse. The 405 freeway closed the whole weekend from the 101 to 10? What’s a Westsider who wants to hit up foodie favorite event LA Street Food Fest in Pasadena on July 16th to do? Feel the Lure of LA Food Fest I mean, who would want to brave what’s being touted to be…

Who Wasn’t at the 6th Annual East LA Meets Napa?

Nastassia Johnson at East LA Meets Napa by Caroline on Crack

The 6th Annual East LA Meets Napa , a benefit for Altamed that pairs the top Mexican eateries in Los Angeles with Latino-operated and/or owned Napa wineries, was enjoyed by sold-out crowds (1,400 peeps) last Friday at gorgeous Union Station downtown, raising $360,000 for the charity. Thanks to rush-hour traffic, I arrived at the party…

Gold Standard 2011: Eating Spree at the Petersen Museum

Those first 30 minutes at LA Weekly‘s Gold Standard 2011 yesterday was an eating spree. Yes, I only had half an hour — afforded to me by a media pass — to take pictures and eat and drink as much as I could of the 40 or so food vendors at Jonathan Gold’s annual food…