Eat My Blog’s 4th annual bake sale

A blogger-hosted charity bake sale benefiting the L.A. Regional Food Bank

Eat My Blog brings 50 local bloggers and restaurants for a charity bake sale at Pita Jungle in Pasadena on December 10. L.A. Regional Food Bank benefits from the sale, you benefit from the goodies of Coconut Milk Tres Leche Cakes from Echo Park’s Xoia to Dulce De Leche Rice Krispies Treats from Kate Wheeler of “Savour Fare” to Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Esi Impraim of “Dishing Up Delights.” Eat My Blog has raised over $12,000 with the past three events. Read More

What do you know about lechón and craft beer?

'Pig & Pints' event at Biergarten in L.A.'s Koreatown on December 4

Now that the turkey days are over, it’s time to move on to another animal. On Sunday, December 4 from 1 PM – 4 PM, Joshua Lurie, the man behind the L.A. Beer Float Showdown is back with another event. Except this time he’s substituting the ice cream for a lechón, a whole Filipino-style roast pig. Pig & Pints will be hosted at Biergarten in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Read More

Celebrate the release of the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau at the Beverly Hills Country Club

French Beaujolais winemaker and longtime arts supporter Georges Duboeuf will be hosting an art and wine inspired party with Nouveau Expression, food, and wine tasting on November 18, at the Beverly Hills Country Club, from 7 PM – 12 AM. Read More

Want to eat caviar with chef Marcel Vigneron?

All you need is $500

What can $500 buy now a days? A Dyson DC25? An iPad 2? How about a caviar tasting with Top Chef Season 2 runner-up Marcel Vigneron? Suit or dress up Tuesday, November 15 for an event at a private home in Bel-Air benefiting the Harold Robinson Foundation, a charity dedicated to underprivileged children, as they’re throwing the “Beverly Hills Caviar Tasting.”

The event includes a smoked alligator, a sturgeon from which Osetra caviar is harvested, and a giant Alaskan smoked salmon. The event also comes with champagne, live piano, and performances by the Malibu String Quartet. Tickets are $500 in advance, and if you want to roll bigger, for $1,500 you can get limo transportation to and from the event and a $1,000 gift bag containing caviar facial serum, gift certificates from leading LA restaurants. Call 310-285-5321 for tickets, because you’re worth it.

Photo: Chef Marcel Vigneron at THE TASTE in Los Angeles

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Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza returns

Craft brews, live blues, and the outdoors

The Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes, CA is back for its 17 year on August 3 – 5, 2012. Early bird tickets go on sale on November 15.

Events & Festivals

‘Cupcake + Art,’ a vegan cupcake competition with cupcake-themed art show

Ten vegan bakers competing for the title of 'best vegan cupcake' in L.A.

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The ladies behind Urban Food Crawl, a weekly vegan food tour of downtown L.A., are back with another vegan-friendly event called “Cupcake + Art“, a vegan cupcake competition where you get to be the judge. The event plans to feature ten bakers from the Los Angeles area competing for the title of the best vegan cupcake around town. The participating bakers include Food Network’s Cupcake Wars’ Kim Aeck and Kim Thurman of Bake You Happy, Clara Polito of Clara’s Cakes, and more. We have details from organizer Jen Bardekoff, and a definition of what makes a ‘vegan’ dish vegan from the Internet’s most infamous vegan blogger. Read More

Events & Festivals

CANFEST 2011: 3rd annual canned beer festival in Reno

CANFEST, Reno’s International Canned Beer Festival is making its way back to Reno on November 12. Canned beer continues to shed it’s inferior reputation, partly due to events like CANFEST, which was the first international canned beer festival. They attribute the interest because beer drinkers “realize that cans offer superior protection from sunlight and oxygen infiltration.” According to the craftcans.com database, over 130 craft breweries can at least one of their beers. Read More

Events & Festivals

All about the numbers: Great American Beer Festival

In about an hour, the Great American Beer Festival will kick off their three day event at the Colorado Convention Center in the Mile High City. We’ve compiled some numbers, giving you an idea on how “great” this beer festival really is. Read More