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Saturday, August 16

Sunday, August 17

Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival

Central Plaza in Los Angeles Chinatown

943-951 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

3:00pm to 7:00pm

The highly anticipated 3rd Annual Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival, presented by Bolthouse Farms, will be taking place on Sunday, August 17, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza. This all-inclusive chef-driven event includes some of L.A.’s best chefs preparing unique fried chicken dishes and sides, in addition to an array of delicious desserts and beverages.

Top L.A. chefs and restaurants serving fried chicken and sides at this year’s event include:

BADMAASH Nakul Mahendro – Top Ten Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles, Gayot 2014

Craft Ray England – LA’s 75 Best Restaurants, Los Angeles Magazine 2014

Eggslut Alvin Cailan & Johnny Lee – Best Thing We Ate, Zagat 2013

Free Range LA Jesse Furman – Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in LA, The Huffington Post 2013

Homegirl Café & Catering  - Assisting high-risk and formerly gang-involved young women and men to become contributing members of the community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts.

Kris Morningstar – James Beard “Rising Star Award” Nominee

Ladies’ Gunboat Society at Flores Brian Dunsmoor – Best New Southern Restaurant in Los Angeles, LA Weekly 2013

Superba Food & Bread Jason Travi – 10 Most Exciting New Restaurants, Angeleno Magazine 2014

MORE CHEFS TO BE ANNOUNCED

According to Ladies’ Gunboat Society at Flores executive chef Brian Dunsmoor, "I love the fact that even the worst fried chicken is still good but eating great fried chicken is like finding god!"

Desserts:

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

Quenelle

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Valerie Confections

Beverages: Jason Bran and Damian Windsor are creating cocktails for the festival. Guests should also expect juice from Bolthouse Farms, coffee from Portola Coffee Lab, tea from Seventh Tea Bar, craft sodas from Los Angeles Ale Works, water from Pure Water of Los Angeles, and some fun surprise drinks.

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Monday, August 18

Thursday, August 21

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014

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12:00pm to 11:45pm

For the fourth straight year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, presented by FOOD & WINE magazine, returns to Downtown Los Angeles, one of the country’s premier cultural destinations.  The culinary world’s most recognized names and faces will come together for an epicurean kaleidoscope of festivities that will take over the heart of Los Angeles for a three-night, four-day extravaganza.

Thoughtfully curated, each moment of the festival will bring a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to have access to award-winning celebrity chefs paired with music performances from nationally recognizable artists. Guests will savor acclaimed cuisine from over 100 celebrity and world-class chefs, and over 200 wines curated from prestigious wineries.

Locals and visitors alike will experience the cultural diversity of Los Angeles’s culinary scene within this inclusive setting. Additionally, Los Angeles Food & Wine will also feature events taking place throughout greater Los Angeles during the four-day celebration—from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches and marquee chef collaborations. Tickets will be available for pre-sale to Chase Sapphire card members starting on June 16th through June 18th and to the general public on June 19, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.lafw.com including full- and half-day packages, as well as specialty ticketed events throughout the city. 

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Friday, August 22

Saturday, August 23

All-American Soap Box Derby At The Queen Mary

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

10:00am

(THROUGH AUG. 24) The Queen's Cup - Soap Box Derby Races Comes to Long Beach. The first All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD) and CA Family Soap Box Derby Association (CFSBDA) sanctioned rally race in Long Beach makes its formal racing debut, Aug 23-24 at the Queen Mary. Racers can compete in three divisions, attracting first time builders, veteran racers and youngsters from area clubs/associations. All entrants are welcome- Free for first time racers to compete. Family activities and spectating FREE. Visit website for rules and information - http://www.Queenmary.com/derby. Complete Derby, rule information can be found on the All-American Soap Box Derby website at www.aasbd.com.

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