Artisanal LA: The Best $10 You'll Ever Spend


Nowadays, a ten-spot doesn’t really get you much. Barely pays for a cocktail let alone for parking off Hollywood Boulevard. But at next weekend’s Artisanal LA‘s inaugural fall show — a community shopping, tasting extravaganza — $10 will get you ALL of the following (via Artisanal LA’s Facebook event page):

  • Hosted beverages like Honest Tea, Dry Soda, Function and Bonadea
  • Local craft beer, wine and spirits tasting (21+)
  • A one-of-a-kind tote bag for the first 1,000 attendees
  • Shopping from nearly 75 local, craft vendors including Cake Monkey Bakery, Bakelab and Compartes Chocolatier
  • Workshops and handmade activities
  • Family-friendly arts & crafts
  • Giveaways and door prizes
  • DJ Bryan Davidson setting the mood
  • Pitchfork’s Mud Baron giving out seedlings
  • Partial proceeds benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and LAUSD Edible School Gardens

Also, this just in, for both days, attendees get to enjoy samples of Tru Organic vodka and gin as well as Crusoe Organic Rum. The latter will be featured in a sample of its signature spiced rum cocktail, the Organic Friday which is made with the rum, Fruit Lab Jasmine Liqueur and lemon juice. Apparently, Tru Organic Spirits are so green that for every 2 ounces you imbibe, you make yourself carbon neutral for a day. And the company plants a tree for every bottle of booze they sell! So feel good while you indulge.

And it’s not just about shopping and sampling, both Saturday and Sunday will host panels and demos, a great thing considering your admission pays for both days. Check the site for the schedule. Saturday’s events include a caviar demo and tasting by Petrossian as well as a demo by Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop on how to use local and seasonal produce. Sunday promises a biodynamic wine pairing demo and tasting by Napa Valley Grille and a craft beer panel moderated by the Beer Chicks and featuring Eagle Rock Brewery and Nibble Bit Tabby.

So, you see, Artisanal LA will be the best $10 you ever spent. Keep in mind that it’s $10 for an advance ticket and $15 cash at the door so get your tickets now.

GIVEAWAY: If $10 is still too much for you, ya cheapskate, I have two tickets to give away. To enter to win a ticket, do the following.

  1. Leave a comment below saying what you’re looking forward to doing, seeing, or tasting at Artisanal LA.
  2. Tweet: “I want a free ticket to @artisanalLA, @carolineoncrack!”

I’ll randomly pick a couple of winners (a winner a ticket) via on Tuesday at noon and notify the winners via email. If I don’t hear from you by 4pm that Tuesday, I’ll draw another winner so check your email!

EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 from 11am to 6pm

Cooper Design Space Penthouse
860 S Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90014 (map)
Facebook: ArtisanalLA
Twitter: @ArtisanalLA

18 Responses to Artisanal LA: The Best $10 You'll Ever Spend
  1. matt
    October 15, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    looking forward to the beer tastings & socializing!


  2. Becky
    October 15, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    Pick me! I’m looking forward to the wine pairings workshop and tasting All Jarred Up yummies.

  3. jenn
    October 15, 2010 | 1:39 pm

    ooh the cavier demo sounds awesome! as does the wine pairings!

  4. amanda
    October 15, 2010 | 1:39 pm



  5. Kris
    October 15, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    mmmm, petrossian and vodka! my kind of weekend.

  6. Kaelin
    October 15, 2010 | 1:43 pm

    I can’t wait to see Lindy & Grundy’s pig demo! @KBeezEats

  7. Al Pavangkanan
    October 15, 2010 | 9:20 pm

    I wanna taste some alcohol!

  8. Sofia
    October 16, 2010 | 8:29 am

    mama has a mean sweet tooth!

  9. winne
    October 16, 2010 | 10:51 am

    looking forward to Lindy & Grundy – Cocktails and Caviar workshop =)

  10. Charul
    October 17, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    I am looking forward to all the shopping!

  11. Hemang
    October 17, 2010 | 4:51 pm

    I really want to see all the cool demos!

  12. Julianne Lee
    October 18, 2010 | 10:02 am

    I’m looking forward to the beer and spirits tasting!

  13. Heather
    October 19, 2010 | 10:52 am

    beer tasting!!

  14. dinah
    October 19, 2010 | 11:08 am

    looking forward to everything!! what a unique event.

  15. Esi
    October 19, 2010 | 11:50 am

    I want to try the CWK bacon jam.

  16. Tiffany S.
    October 19, 2010 | 11:53 am

    I’m looking forward to having a mom/daughter day on the town and showing her how cool and fun LA really is. And with mom being sober driver, of course I’m looking forward to all the beer and spirits tasting!

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