5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, 90211
(THROUGH AUG. 31) Tour L.A. one bite at a time at our annual food and wine festival, August 29-31 at Paramount Pictures Studios. Stroll through the studio's famous back lot as you sample and savor L.A.'s best restaurants. There will be 3 evening events (Opening Night, Dinner with a Twist and Flavors of L.A.) as well as 2 daytime events (Field to Fork and Sunday Brunch). Get tickets to an event that's authentically L.A.
420 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, 90277
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Redondo Beach cafe, Doma Kitchen, is hosting a fun, family-friendly (furry friends included) backyard barbecue! On Friday August 29th, from 6PM-10PM, guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat brats, tongue sliders, and traditional BBQ sides with a Doma Kitchen twist - all for $25! For $40, attendees can indulge in beer from local Redondo Beach brewery, King Harbor Brewery, and an array of wines. Start off your Labor Day Weekend with a bang because this is an event you don't want to miss!
5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, 90211
7:30pm to 11:30pm
Southern California's favorite food and wine festival returns, bringing together over 15,000 Angelenos for an unparalleled culinary weekend.
Voted Southern California's #2 Food and Wine event by BizBash, 2013's edition of Los Angeles Times' The Taste will feature 5 distinct events over 3 days at Paramount Pictures Studios.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (21 and over)
Opening Night - hosted by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Food Team and all of the weekend's co-hosts.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (21 and over)
Field to Fork: Hosted by Russ Parsons, Times food editor; co-hosted by Michael Cimarusti, chef/owner of Providence, chef/partner of Connie and Ted's.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (21 and over)
Flavors of L.A.: Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic; co-hosted by Sang Yoon, chef/owner of Father's Office and Lukshon.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (All ages)
Labor Day Block Party: Hosted by Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen director; co-hosted by Nancy Silverton, chef/co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and founder of La Brea Bakery.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (21 and over)
Cocktail Confidential: Hosted by Jessica Gelt, Times food & night life writer, and Betty Hallock, Times deputy food editor; co-hosted by Matthew Biancaniello, premier Los Angeles mixologist.
13050 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
2:00pm to 5:00pm
You’re invited to the Brentwood launch party for Pressed Juicery’s new recipe book, JUICE: Recipes For Juicing, Cleansing, And Living Well, happening on Saturday September 6th, from 2-5 p.m. in the South Courtyard of the Brentwood Country Mart.
The event is open to the public, and fans can enjoy fresh-pressed cocktails, small bites from Kitchensurfing, and a farmers’ market pop-up by Summerland. Copies of JUICE will also be available for purchase, and guests are welcome to have their books signed by the Pressed Juicery team during the party.
9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA
8:00pm to 1:00am
Back in 1924, when The Culver Hotel made its debut, America was in the midst of Prohibition, with some of Los Angeles’ most popular speakeasies and night clubs just steps away on Washington Blvd. One of the most popular hot spots, The Cotton Club, was often frequented by the biggest stars of the day including the town’s movie moguls and gangsters. Even Louis Armstrong, the Jazz master himself and onetime resident of Culver City, entertained at the local clubs. Tunnels beneath The Culver Hotel ostensibly designed to ferry pedestrians under the busy streets to the nearby movie studios were also used to smuggle illicit booze. One can only imagine how roaring those twenties were…
This year, as The Culver Hotel turns 90, it is transporting you back in time with itsGrand Prohibition Ball, aJazz Age bash featuring prohibition inspired handcrafted cocktails, imaginative dishes reminiscent of classic 1920’s fare and an array of magical entertainment. Grab you most dashing ‘Gatsby’ attire, strut past the vintage Ford Model Ts, down the yellow ‘brick road’ carpet leading into The Culver Hotel, to celebrate 90 years in the making at The Prohibition Ball on Saturday, September 6th, 2014!
TheProhibition Ball will be an evening full of enchanting entertainment, giving guests much to enjoy:
Grab your dancing shoes, as live swing and jazz bands, including Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys and Modern Cocktail Society will take over the hotel’s Grand Lobby and 2nd floor Parisian Room. There will be other musical performances during The Prohibition Ball…but some we have to keep secret.
The Burlesque performers will unquestionably add to the glittering evening along with the wandering Magician who will thrill and astound guests when least expected.
At The Culver Hotel Blackjack Table in the elegant Parisian Room the dealer will challenge guests to a hand. Win and take home a commemorative casino chip courtesy of The Culver Hotel and Krome Vodka.
Cigar aficionados can indulge in made-to-order Hand-Rolled Cigars in the outdoor Cigar Lounge, while others can enjoy the flapper-inspired Cigarette Girls handing out (candy) smokes.
An Old-Timey Photographer will be on hand to capture all the evening’s magical moments, while taking sepia-style photos of guests all throughout the night. From posing with one of the four vintage Ford Model Ts parked in front of the hotel, to the very last couple left cutting up the rug.
At the Flip Book Photo Concession, partygoers will have the opportunity to document their silent movie best as they star in their very own Prohibition Ball Flip Book that they can then take home as one of the evening’s souvenirs.
In honor of the hotel’s connection to The Wizard of Oz, and for an added dose of movie magic, there will be little people dressed as Munchkins mingling with guests throughout the ball, (the classic was filmed in Culver City, and nearly all 124 actors playing Munchkins stayed at The Culver Hotel during production).
No birthday party would be complete without a Grand Cake Cutting! Help The Culver Hotel sing Happy Birthday as they reflect on 90 years of memories and many more decades filled with wonderful celebrations.
5905 WILSHIRE BLVD , Los Angeles, CA
Ray’s & Stark Bar, in conjunction with LACMA and in partnership with ArtBites, are proud to announce the next installment of the Cur-ATE dinner series. Through the blending of fine art with culinary art, ArtBites founder Maite Gomez-Rejón will trace the role of food in a historical and social context as displayed in art through a series of gallery tours followed by a three-course meal inspired by the evening’s theme by Chef Viet Pham of Ray’s & Stark Bar.In September, patrons are invited to explore five centuries of Ancient and Modern Korean Life through the exploration of Korean art in the special exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture from the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. The tour will be followed by a multi-course contemporary meal with a Korean twist by Ray’s & Stark Bar’s Chef Viet Pham. Theme wine menus will be available for additional cost at each dinner.Ancient and Modern Korean Life - September 9th, 2014
285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
4:00pm to 10:00pm
626 Night Market returns - The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the U.S., 626 Night Market features 200+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.
Fri, Sept 12: 4pm-1am
Sat, Sept 13: 4pm-1am
Sun, Sept 14: 4pm-10pm
Free Parking. $3 Admission.
Children 6 and under are free.
Berth 78 - Nagoya Way, San Pedro, 90731
(SEPT. 12-14) Welcome to the home of the world’s largest lobster festival, The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, 2009 winner of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. We feature entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.