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Sunday, July 27

Wally’s 9th Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration


1:00pm to 4:00pm

Wally’s Wine & Spirits will host Wally’s 9th Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration (WCCWFC), benefiting the Michael Bonaccorsi Endowment Fund at Allan Hancock College Department of Viticulture and Enology on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 1 to 4:00 p.m. under the “Big Top” adjacent to the store.

Wally’s summer afternoon tasting will include over 50 of the most acclaimed Central Coast wineries and craft beer producers, including: Alma Rosa, Brewer-Clifton, Chanin, Demetria Estate, Dragonette Cellars, Fiddlehead Cellars, Foxen, Gainey, Happy Canyon Vineyards, La Fenetre,  Melville Winery, Palmina Winery, Qupe Winery,  Rusack Vineyards, Talley Vineyards, Tyler and Whitcraft, along with craft beers from Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewery and Telegraph Brewing Company.

Some of the best chefs and restaurants from the Central Coast and Los Angeles will serve their signature dishes, highlighted by Frank Ostini showcasing the art of grilling on his traveling Santa Maria Barbecue pit from The Hitching Post II.  Other restaurants include Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos; S.Y. Kitchen and Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez; Republique; WP24, Westside Tavern, Succulent Café and a preview of Wally’s Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, with more to follow.

General admission to the festival is $99 per person in advance and $125 at the door plus applicable taxes. The WCCWFC also offers a VIP Early Entry from 12 noon to 1 p.m. where guests purchasing an advance premium ticket for $149 gain entrance for early tastings and an opportunity to meet winemakers and chefs in a more intimate fashion.

In addition to the wine and food tasting, guests are invited to participate in a silent auction of rare wine offerings and premier gift packages. Past auction items included travel packages to the Santa Ynez Inn in Santa Ynez, Hadsten House in Solvang, and a week-long vacation at a private home on Martha’s Vineyard.  Returning to entertain the crowd is Gary Burk’s lively group, the Inexpensive Winos.  A majority of the funds received directly benefit the Michael Bonaccorsi Endowment at Allan Hancock College Departments of Viticulture and Enology.

Tickets for general admission or VIP admission may be purchased through Wally’s by phone at 310.475.0606 or via the internet at www.wallywine.com and click to their special events page.

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EMMA STRAUB reads and signs her short story collection OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Brooklyn-based author Emma Straub will read and sign her much buzzed-about short story collection, Other People We Married.

“These quiet epiphanies in Straub’s stories place her in the company of Beattie and Moore, and the voices she creates are contemporary. When I finished reading this exquisite collection, I flipped back to the beginning of the book and stared at the table of contents. The book was suddenly heavier in my hands—suddenly filled with the weight of all these character’s silent fantasies, side-thoughts and careful revelations. Other People We Married is a captivating first collection of short stories for this writer; I look forward to her future work.” –Bracha Goykadosh, The Rumpus

Emma Straub is the author of the short story collection Other People We Married and the forthcoming novel Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Slate, and Tin House, among many other journals. She lives in New York City and on Twitter @emmastraub. 


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Monday, July 28

BierBeisl PopUp Dinner at Silaa Thai

Si Laa Thai Dining

1128 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 11:00pm

Take your pick and enjoy the best of Thailand and Austria when Chef Bernhard Mairinger creates a PopUp dinner at his favorite Thai restaurant.

The dinner will feature a 5 course prix-fix menu with options for $65/person. 

Reservations (name, date, time, # in party) to [email protected] or call Silaa Thai at 310.858.7738

Full menu and information at http://www.bierbeisl-la.com/news/bierbeisl-pop-silaa/

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Tuesday, July 29