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Saturday, August 27

Bites & Brews with Wolfgang Puck and Golden Road Brewing

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm to 6:00pm

On Saturday, August 27th join Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Golden Road Brewing from 2PM - 6PM for an afternoon of seasonal craft beer, live music and food from Chef Gisselle Vazquez. For $35, enjoy various seasonal beers from the local brewery while indulging in an exclusive menu of beer-friendly bites from the Wolfgang Puck team such as beer braised carnitas tacos, grilled steak skewers and prime beef sliders. Visit www.wolfgangpuck.com for the full menu and additional details!

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Sunday, September 4

AYCE Labor Day Weekend with Viviane


9400 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

11:00am to 10:00pm

To kick off the Labor Day festivities, Viviane’s Executive Chef Michael Hung will set up a poolside spit from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 and host a special AYCE Filipino cookout for $34/person featuring a backyard pig roast alongside delicious, specialty cocktails from Bar Director Ryan Wainwright. Restaurant goers will have access to the Avalon Hotel’s iconic pool as the holiday feast will coincide with Viviane’s Summer Sundays Pool Party series. Hung will be roasting whole pigs poolside and setting up the all-you-can-eat spread with dishes like Lechon Cebuano; Classic Chicken Adobo; Bistek Tagalog; Summer Squash Guisado; and Leche Flan.

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Tuesday, September 6

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar "Comfort Masters" Guest Chef Series

Plan Check Downtown

1111 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90017

5:00pm to 10:00pm

This September – December, modern American eatery Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Sawtelle, Fairfax*, Downtown*, and soon-to-open Santa Monica*) launches Comfort Masters, a lineup of exclusive pop-up dining events ($60**) created by owner/founder Terry Heller and longtime travel and food tastemaker Andy Wang in collaboration with mobile app and web-based dining guide, Table8. From elegant dining to casual street eats, the Comfort Masters series will feature meals by acclaimed chefs, up-and-comers, those without brick and mortar and some who’ve never cooked in Los Angeles. The limited-run events will be a unique showcase of new concepts and a celebration of indie culture.

*Dinners will be held throughout the following Plan Check locations; refer to ticketing link for details

**Ticketing price includes tax and gratuity; Table8 Dining Club members receive a complimentary cocktail

The guest chef lineup includes the following (more chefs to be announced in the coming weeks):

Chris Anderson | September 6th & 7th | Tickets on sale soon

Michelin-starred chef, Chris Anderson, kicks off the dinner series by lending a high-tech touch to the menu, a talent he obtained while working at Moto, Alinea, and L2O—three powerhouses of Chicago’s molecular gastronomy scene. Presently, Anderson spearheads the dynamic al fresco experience at SO•PA in the L’Horizon Palm Springs Hotel, where he blends re-conceptualized technique with seasonal ingredients to offer compelling plates and aromatics, such as “carrot air” and “miner lettuce foam.”

Jamie DeRosa | September 13th & 14th | Buy Tickets

Miami's Jamie DeRosa will give L.A. a taste of Izzy's Fish & Oyster. Before he was the chef/owner at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster in South Beach and rocked the festival world with his cooking at both Coachella and Desert Trip, Jamie DeRosa was an L.A. force as the executive chef of both Campanile and Patina. DeRosa was also part of the Wolfgang Puck restaurant empire, where his cooking credits included Spago in both Beverly Hills and Las Vegas.

The Paleo Chef | September 18th | Buy Tickets

The highly sought-out private chef to A-listers across the nation, Mary Shenouda, The Paleo Chef, will be cooking up a paleo feast featuring nutrient-dense and flavor-packed dishes. Mary brings us some of her most nostalgic childhood-inspired, (Egyptian) soul-food dishes, with a twist. All of these are prepared grain-, casein-, and soy-free.

Monsieur Madame | September 21st | Buy Tickets

Jeremie and Nissa Banet take their food truck brick-and-mortar for a night of French sandwiches and foie gras. Expect croque monsieur bites, merguez, a tagine, foie gras and some surprises.

Sheridan Su | October 9th | Buy Tickets

The Hainan chicken at chef/founder Sheridan Su's Flock & Fowl in Las Vegas was named Best Signature Dish by Desert Companion. Flock & Fowl, which celebrates all things chicken, was also honored as Best House of Fowl by Las Vegas Weekly. Su, also the chef/founder at Fat Choy, previously cooked at Joel Robuchon at the Mansion and was the executive chef of Comme Ca in Las Vegas.


Jason Dady | October 25th & 26th | Buy Tickets

San Antonio's No. 1 chef gives L.A. a taste of Texas. James Beard Award semifinalist Jason Dady's restaurants include Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros BBQ Market, B&D Ice House and Shuck Shack.

Golden Boys Chinese | November 1st & 2nd | Tickets on sale soon

After selling out pop-ups Downtown and in Culver City, chefs Hunter Pritchett and Adam Midkiff bring their moveable guerrilla Chinese restaurant to Plan Check Fairfax. The chefs take their experiences dining in the red-lacquer and jade palaces of the East Coast, the humid and rowdy shophouses of Southeast Asia, and the humble San Gabriel Valley mom-and-pop restaurants -- and filter it through the farmer’s market produce and mindfulness of Southern California.

Richard Hales | November 15th & 16th | Buy Tickets

Richard Hales, the man behind Miami's Blackbrick and Sakaya Kitchen, goes big with his bold Asian flavors. Hales' Blackbrick was honored as a 2014 bon appétit Best New Restaurant and as Miami New Times' Best Chinese Restaurant. Sakaya Kitchen, with its Asian funk fusion, was named as one of the Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion by bon appétit and an Eater 38 essential Miami restaurant.

Mike Randolph | December 4th & 5th | Buy Tickets

Mike Randolph gives L.A. a taste of Público, his St. Louis restaurant that earned two James Beard Award semifinalist nods this year. Randolph also runs breakfast/lunch restaurant Half & Half, wildly popular with two-plus-hour waits on the weekend. His other restaurant, Randolfi’s, was just named "Best Italian" in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tory Miller | December 7th | Buy Tickets


James Beard Award winner Tory Miller shows L.A. what his Madison, Wisconsin empire is all about. 2012 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Midwest, Miller has four restaurants in Madison, WI, including L'Etoile (Wine Spectator Top 100 three times), Graze (2014 Best Restaurant, Madison magazine), Sujeo and Estrellon.

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Saturday, September 10

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation


8700 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA


Support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Enjoy a Private Dinner Prepared by Award-Winning Chefs

You and a friend will:

Share an exclusive private dinner with actor Timothy Olyphant at Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s celebrated a.o.c. in Los Angeles. Enjoy incredible food prepared by 2016 James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Dahlia Narvaez. Fly to L.A. and stay in style at a 4-star hotel.

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Friday, September 23

15th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro


Hollywood Blvd & Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 91601

5:00pm to 10:00pm

The 15th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles takes over Hollywood from September 23-25 with their annual street festival, celebrating everything that it means to be Italian. The savory smells of Italian sausage and peppers, meatballs simmering in homemade sauce, baked clams on the half shell, warm cheese on perfectly crusted pizza and sugar-powdered zeppole fill the streets of Hollywood while patrons enjoy cold glasses of sangria and listen to the sweet sounds of opera, jazz and big band late into the night!

Inspired by the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Feast celebrates Italian culture, entertainment and cuisine by featuring great food, music, genealogy research, free kid’s corner & petting zoo, pony rides, bocce, bingo, games and more. Over thirty hours of live music and performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on the Galbani Cheese Main Stage and special guest, Galbani Cheese’s very own Chef Marco, will demonstrate cooking Italian recipes on Saturday, September 24th at 6pm and host a “Galbani Cheese Building Contest for Charity” at 7pm. A “Gravy-Sauce Cooking Competition,” open to all levels of chefs, is a two-day contest full of favorite family recipes and stories for all to enjoy.

All weekend long, festival patrons are invited to enjoy complimentary Galbani Cheese samples and photo souvenirs from the Galbani photo booth. Festival photos can be shared at #GalbaniItalianFest.

The festival venue is conveniently located across the street from the Hollywood and Highland complex and Metro Red Line, at 1651 N. Highland Ave, one block south of Hollywood Blvd. The Feast will be held September 23-25, 2016 (Fri 5pm-Midnight, Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun 11am-10pm). General admission is $5 and kids under 12 are Free.

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James Beard Foundation’s Fourth Annual Taste America


214 S Main St, Los Angeles, 90012

6:30pm to 10:00pm

Tickets just went on sale for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour, which will visit ten American cities this fall. Spanning six weekends between September 23 and November 5, 2016, this year’s program will stop in Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, OR, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a lineup of celebrated local chefs, followed by a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner crafted in collaboration with a Taste America All-Star and a Local Star chef.

Los Angeles’ weekend-long celebration will kick off on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Vibiana with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Nyesha Arrington (Leona, Venice), Josef Centeno (Orsa & Winston, Los Angeles), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon, Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Santa Monica), and Bruce Kalman (Union, Pasadena). Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by James Beard Award–winning chef and Taste America All-Star Scott Conant (Impero Caffé, New York City), along with Local Star Curtis Stone (Gwen, Hollywood), James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith (Sweet Hedy, Los Angeles), and Host Chef Neal Fraser (Redbird, Los Angeles) who will collaborate to create a unique and unforgettable one-night-only menu. Aida Mollenkamp (Founder, SaltAndWind.com) will serve as guest emcee for the festivities.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, free in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table® located at 1000 Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Activities of the day will include cooking demos by All-Star and James Beard Award-winner Suzanne Goin, book signings, culinary treats from local producers and artisans, as well as product demos and tastings from our national sponsors. Reservations for the free cooking demos will begin two weeks prior to each event at jbftasteamerica.org. Visit Los Angeles’ event page for the full schedule and more details.

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Sunday, October 2

Eastside Food Festival

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Avenue, Los Angeles, 90029

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrating the foodie culture that Los Angeles has become known for, EastSide Food Festival is a gathering of the best of the best and rising stars from LA’s gastronomic scene. The festival supports local sustainability, featuring locally owned / operated businesses including over 30 local vendors including restaurants, celebrity chefs, caterers, locally owned brands, and more. With a focus on the evolving and diverse scenes of LA’s EastSide neighborhoods, the festival highlights all aspects of culture in our communities. As in years previous, this year will include discussion panels and food demos with appearances by musicians, artists, chefs, and more – all who share one universal thing – the love of food, and a passion for talking about it!

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