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Friday, July 31

Filipino food‹LASA at elysian


2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA


Filipino food is known for its adobos, fried seafood and vinegar-laden dishes with flavors that are bold, bright, savory and, at times, funky. It could be said that it is not a cuisine the general population, even in a food-adventurous city like Los Angeles, explores with abandon. But a young Filipino chef and his brother are looking to change all that.

Through October 30th, 2015, the Filipino inspired pop-up and restaurant project, LASA, will be offering their take on this up-and-coming ethnic cuisine the last Friday of the month at the beautiful bar/restaurant and private event venue, Elysian. Reservations are recommended. Spots can be reserved on Open Table or by calling 323-522-6625. Walk-ins are welcomed and seated on a first come first serve basis.


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Saturday, August 1

Big Bite Bacon Fest Returns to the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

11:00am to 11:00pm

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual Big Bite Bacon Fest for two pork-filled days of bacon, beer and pork-inspired entertainment. An abundance of local restaurants, chefs and breweries will offer sweet and savory samples of pork infused delicacies and beer tastings across two full days of festivities in honor of the star ingredient – bacon.

The 2014 Big Bite Bacon Festival at the Queen Mary sold out in record time with incredible demand for more…guess what…bacon! In order to accommodate the demand, the festival producers have extended the event to two days in its second year, offering more bacon and more porkalicious fun for all bacon enthusiasts to enjoy.

Southern California chefs will be testing culinary boundaries as they show off their deep fried skill sets. Bigmista’s BBQ, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice for Best Bacon Award, will return to the 2015 festival aside chefs from favorite local hotspots including Red Leprechaun and Rajin Cajun Café. Star chefs, Ricardo Heredia, Winner of the World Bacon Title and World Food Championships, and Jodi Taffel, deemed “The Bacon Babe,” will go head to head with the best bacon treats their kitchens can pork out. Bacon favorites Slater’s 50/50, Stuffin’it Burger Truck, Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck, OC Donut Bar, Chunk N’ Chip, Twisted Sweets, Hula’s Hawaiian, and Whole Foods are only a few of the vendors presenting samples of their own spins on the salty star, with endless more pork purveyors still to be unveiled. Festivalgoers can wash down their favorite pork cuisine with craft beer samples from multiple local brew houses.

The 2nd annual Big Bite Bacon Fest will offer a choice of a daytime or evening tasting session on Saturday, August 1 and one daytime tasting session on Sunday, August 2. VIP bacon lovers will gain entry to the event one hour prior to all other guests, have access to the exclusive VIP bacon lounge, and receive a souvenir cup, beer caddy and opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the majestic Queen Mary ship. Special Bacon Lovers packages are also available.

Tickets for the Big Bite Bacon Fest go on-sale May 15 and start at just $35 online for general admission. For more information about this one-of-a-kind “Foodtainment” event and to purchase tickets visit www.bigbiteevents.com.

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Monday, August 3

Monsters Dance Conventions Los Angeles Tour Finale!

Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Ctr

100 West Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, 91202

2:00am to 8:30am

Come join us for the dance event of the summer! Train with the industrys top choreographers in a full weekend of hiphop classes, plus seminars, auditions, freestyle battles and more!

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Thursday, August 6

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Saturday, August 8

LA Weekly presents Burgers & Beer

LA Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

3:00pm to 7:00pm

New to LA Weekly's event roster and curated by LA Weekly's own staff of award winning food writers and special guests, the event will feature burgers from some of Los Angeles’ hottest spots and burger joints. And what pairs best with burgers? That's right, a nice cold beer. Partnering up with the best craft breweries from around the world, guests will be able to sample the best of the best craft brews. Put all of this together on a hot summer Saturday afternoon and you have the recipe for success, an event that is sure to become a LA Weekly signature in no time!

Burgers & Beer
Saturday August 8th, 2015
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3pm – 7pm
VIP Hour begins at 2pm

Featuring over 35 of Los Angeles’ best burgers and more than 30 craft breweries, this event is not to be missed.

Animal, Belcampo Meat Co., Little Dom’s, Mariscos El Cristalazo, Plan Check, Salt's Cure, the hungry cat, 3 Square Café & Röckenwagner Bakery, Barrel & Ashes, Bouchon Bistro, Cassell's Hamburgers, Escala K-Town, Hamburguesas Punta Cabras, Hawkins House of Burgers, Hole in the Wall Burger Joint, Ledlow, MESSHALL, Mrs. Fish, Perch, Pie n' Burger, Pink's Hot Dogs, Pono Burger, Rush Street, Seoul Sausage Co., The Counter, The Independence, The Rockefeller, The Standing Room, The Tripel, Wood Spoon, Alosta Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery, Cabotella Mexican Ale, Kronenbourg Blanc - St. Killian Importing, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer - St. Killian Importing, Drake's Brewing, I & I Brewing, Kinetic Brewing Co., MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing, Brewery Ommegang, Strand Brewing Company, Sudwerk Brewery

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Tuesday, August 11

Los Angeles Cuisine 102: Thai Cuisine

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Explore the uniquely diverse cuisine of Los Angeles, one of the most multicultural (and most delicious) cities in the world through lectures and tasting.
Listen as local chefs and food writers discuss the various immigrant patterns and ethnic communities throughout the city, from its early history to today, and how they affect local cuisine. Then learn about and taste delectable dishes from Indian, Korean, and Thai cuisine.
August 11: Thai cuisine—Chef Jet Tila, a graduate of Le Cordon
Bleu, helped launch Modern Asian kitchen, a fast-casual Pan-Asian concept with locations nationwide, and is part of the team behind Stir Market, a food hall and restaurant in the Fairfax district. He has made appearances on Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Iron Chef America.

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Thursday, August 13

Tasting Table's #LobsterRumble LA

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street , Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Tickets are on sale now for Tasting Table’s annual #LobsterRumble, returning to Los Angeles on August 13, 2015. Now in its third year, the #LobsterRumble is the ultimate lobster roll showdown with all-you-can-eat lobster rolls from contenders across the country, with each vying to be crowned fan favorite.

1,200 lobster-loving guests will get to taste and vote their way through 17 of America’s top lobster rolls, and yes -- that means 17 rolls with your name on them.

Here’s a taste of the contenders and lobster rolls competing this year:

Ironside Fish & Oyster (San Diego) - Butter-poached Maine lobster served with brown butter aioli on a crispy butter & cream cheese roll

Knuckle & Claw (Los Angeles) -  A fresh Rockenwagner Parker Roll stuffed with a 1/4 pound of fresh knuckle & claw lobster meat, flown in overnight from the cold waters of Maine. A light smear of mayonnaise, a squirt of butter, a squeeze of lemon, topped with extra delicious secret seasoning.

Cousins Maine Lobster (Los Angeles) - Fresh Maine claw, knuckle and tail meat, flown directly from Maine. Sautéed in butter, drawn lemon-butter drizzled on top, and served in  toasted golden brown, Maine, split-top buns.  

Slapfish (Huntington Beach) - 100% pure New England lobster tossed in warm butter, mayo and lemon and packed into a buttery roll.

17 total lobster rolls from around the country! Click here for a full list of contenders.

Desserts will be provided by six local purveyors, including Drive Me Cookie and Sprinkles Cupcakes, and to wash it all down, Stella Artois beers, premium wines and custom cocktails will be pouring at the open bars.

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