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Friday, July 8

LA Food Fest - July 8, 9 & 10

Exposition Park

Los Angeles, 90037


LA’s favorite food festival returns this year bigger and better than ever with a new name, new partners, new location and a whole new model–welcome to the all-new LA Food Fest.™

The LA FOOD FEST is the city’s premier food event, showcasing the best of Los Angeles’ vibrant and diverse food scene over three nights and two full days with 100+ food and beverage vendors and multiple award-winning chefs participating in the ultimate celebration of LA food on July 8, 9 and 10 at Exposition Park. In addition to incredible food and beverage, the family-friendly Fest features charity partner Peace4Kids’ Mobile Village Kitchen as the live culinary stage featuring chef demos, live podcasts and more, a “food porn” cinema with sneak peeks at summer hits Sausage Party and Lights Out, an Artisanal LA Farm Shop featuring more than thirty unique made in LA vendors, a Bocce, Beer and Chill Zone, live music, sets from KCRW DJs Anne Litt and PRI’s Betto Arcos, and a Kids Zone presented by Barnsdall Art Park.  

Beyond the content, the big difference this year is that this is an event for all budgets.  Attendees can get in for as little as $15 or go whole hog (literally!) and eat a multi course top chef meal with beer and wine pairings from $95 and up.  All vendor menus in the MRKT include a $5 item, and with the Golden Hour option ($69) attendees receive two hours of all-inclusive sampling before the main action starts.  This unique pricing means that LA finally has a top quality, well produced food festival that caters to all tastes and budgets. This event is by Angelenos for all Angelenos to enjoy.

With chefs, restaurants, carts and stands from all corners of the city, the event showcases the best of the city’s vibrant food scene. Don’t miss Buzzfeed’s #1 “Fries you should eat before you die”; LA Weekly’s Best Coffee Stand, Best Self-Churned Ice Cream, Best Espresso Bar and Best Taco; Orange County’s Best Burger and Best Vietnamese Coffee; Golden Foodie Award winners; James Beard Award Nominees and Winning Chefs; Zagat’s Top 30 Under 30 and many more.

Friday, July 8 kicks off the 2016 LA Food Fest with a chef hosted opening party in the magnificent Rose Garden at Exposition Park. Opening night is a celebration of the Food Fest's past and present with a one-of-a-kind meal created by Los Angeles legends and OG Street Food Fest faves Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage, Hanjip), Johnny Ray Zone (Howlin’ Rays) and Nguyen Tran (Starry Kitchen x Button Mash).

Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 the main event at Exposition Park launches with offerings ranging from modern American fare to classic Mexican and everything in between. Attendees will find the LA’s best ice cream, gumbo, burgers, waffles, donuts, ramen and much, much, more all in one beautiful location–offering a rare opportunity to enjoy the city’s best all in one place. More than a hundred top chefs, award-winning restaurants, gourmet trucks, old school carts and stands will serve guests from white tented booths and beautiful shaded lounge areas throughout Exposition Park, with trucks spilling onto Expo Park Drive.

The one-of-a-kind exclusive event continues throughout the weekend in the Food Fest’s Rose Garden Pop-Up Restaurant with intimate, ticketed, “long table” style meals created and prepared by chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke (République), Nyesha Arrington (Leona), Teresa Montaño (Racion), Bruce Kalman (Union, Knead & Co), Ted Hopson (The Bellwether), Carlos Enriquez (Superba), Steven Fretz (The Church Key), Jair Tellez (MeroToro, Laja) and other guest chefs.

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Monday, July 18

dineL.A. Restaurant Week (July 18-31)

11:00am to 11:00pm

dineL.A. Restaurant Week is the best way to eat your way through L.A.’s incredible, diverse culinary scene. And today, you can view the list of restaurants!

So gather your friends and family and make your game plan for July 18-31. More than 300 of the most acclaimed and popular restaurants in Los Angeles are participating in dineL.A. Restaurant Week, and they’re all creating special menus for 14 days of unabashed culinary indulgence.

With lunches starting at $15 and dinners starting at $29, it’s easy to explore one of the best food destinations in the world. 

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Tuesday, July 19

Daniel Patterson and Dave Beran Collaborative Dinner at Providence


5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Chef/Owner Michael Cimarusti of Providence, Los Angeles’ lauded seafood-focused fine dining institution, invites luminary chefs Daniel Patterson (LocoL Watts) and Dave Beran (formerly Next, Chicago) for a collaborative guest chef dinner, celebrating its 11th anniversary this summer. The multi-course prix-fixe menu will cost $200* per person, with an optional beverage pairing at an additional cost.

Over the past year, Cimarusti celebrated the restaurant’s landmark 10th anniversary with a series of notable guest chef dinners at his Michelin-starred restaurant with guest chefs including Suzanne Goin (Lucques, Los Angeles), David Kinch (Manresa, Los Gatos), and Enrique Olvera (Cosme, NY).

Daniel Patterson will bring the culinary team from LocoL Watts for a unique collaboration, fusing fine dining with the high-quality fast food chain he recently co-opened with L.A. Chef Roy Choi. Through LocoL, Patterson “aims to supplant the fast-food chains and convenience stores that separate our youth from the taste of real food.” Patterson is known for his modern California cuisine at the Michelin-starred Coi, which will celebrate its own 10th anniversary this year. In 2014, Daniel was awarded “Best Chef: West” by the James Beard Foundation.

Dave Beran has spent the past five years as Executive Chef of Next in Chicago, as part of the Alinea Restaurant group. During his tenure, he has researched, developed, and executed fifteen distinctive menus exploring cuisine from around the world, including Thailand, Paris, Sicily, and Kyoto. In 2014, Beran won the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” and Next won a James Beard for “Best New Restaurant in America” under his leadership. In April 2016, Beran left Next in Chicago and is currently working on a new restaurant project in Los Angeles.

Reservations for this event are required and can be made by calling the restaurant – 323.460.4170

*price does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity; menu subject to change without notice

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Friday, July 29

Go Little Tokyo For a Weekend of Culinary Experiences July 29-31

Little Tokyo

2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012


Go Little Tokyo for a weekend of delicious food and drinks harvested from the streets of Little Tokyo! Delicious Little Tokyo invites all foodies to experience the diverse cuisines from the restaurants of Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The event will kick off on Friday, July 29 with the Little Tokyo Service Center’s 10th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event, Starry Night in Little Tokyo, featuring an array of Japanese sake with delicious culinary pairings. A benefit for LTSC, guests will enjoy more than 50 featured sake with tasty small plates provided by over 15 restaurants and specialty vendors.

The festivities will continue through Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 as select Little Tokyo restaurants offer special menu items only available for the weekend of Delicious Little Tokyo. Participating restaurants will offer food and drink specials, giveaways, cooking workshops, chef demos and more. Come explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo with family and friends.

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Saturday, July 30

LA Weekly | Burgers & Beer | July 30th, 2016

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles, 90037


L.A. Weekly is excited to present Burgers & Beer 2016, our second annual slider and brew extravaganza!

Taking place on Saturday, July 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at downtown's Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the event will feature more than 30 of LA's best burger restaurants and over 30 of the state's best craft breweries.  

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