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.
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.
Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro, CA
Get ready for the dirt to fly at the Port of Los Angeles for the Red Bull Global Rallycross races. Watch small-body cars such as Ford Fiestas, Subarus, and Volkswagens that are modified with four-wheel drive and 600-horsepower engines race along the beautiful LA Waterfront. For tickets and information, visit global-rallycross.com.