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Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

We know you've been waiting all year..

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It’s back and it’s as big as ever! The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival returns for its 3rd year celebrating food and eating in all its glory! Join foodies, chefs, and anyone who’s hungry from August 22-25, 2013 throughout Los Angeles, CA for satisfaction and fun! Read More

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Crustacean Food Fair at CHAYA Venice

East meets West meets Seafood

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Join CHAYA Venice in Venice, CA for a month long feast of most things under the sea! From August 5 – 31st, CHAYA will host their annual “Crustacean Food Fair” showcasing seafood-centric dishes. Read More

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Top of the Mark’s “Summer Libation Staycation”

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Summer’s here and it’s become increasingly apparent how difficult it is to get away from the office! Need to escape to somewhere tropical? If you’re in the Bay Area then the answer should be “yes”! Join Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, CA for their “Summer Libation Staycation”!

Enjoy themed specialty cocktails ($13 each), appetizers ($16 each) and desserts ($9 each). On Sunday and Monday nights guests will automatically be entered to win a 3-night stay at participating resorts, in addition to a $300 travel voucher! Read More

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A Happy Birthday to Blackbird Bar!

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This month, in celebration of their 4-year anniversary, Blackbird Bar in San Francisco, CA will introduce a newly expanded wine list as well as a sleek and sophisticated interior redesign! Read More

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LA Street Food Fest

Hot hot hot!

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Between navigating through traffic, fighting for parking spots, and hurdling over foodies and photographers – getting a bite to eat in the sprawl of LA can be a little troublesome. Routinely asking yourself: “What’s good around here?” The answer is: “Everything.” The LA Street Food Fest returns for a fourth year at The Rose Bowl (Pasadena ,California), hosting over 100 vendors to feed your incredibly needy palate. As with each year, LA Street Food Fest presents us with a variety of culture through it’s food vendors. Read More

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Chambers Eat+Drink Sunday Summer Series

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It’s apparent that the weather in the Bay Area thus far has been a bit out of the ordinary. It’s actually warm out! Really, really warm. What better way to spend these real summer days than relaxing by poolside? This year, Chambers Eat + Drink and the iconic Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, CA bring new meaning to “Sunday Funday” with the launch of their Sunday Summer Series. Read More

Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club

A wine and salmon fiesta dinner!

Join the folks at Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club in Oakland, CA this Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of wine and salmon! Kick-off this summer season with their five-course, prix fixe menu that will highlight fresh, wild and sustainably harvested Pacific salmon with a Latin flair! Read More

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Micah Wexler honors Maestro Martino at The Residency: Dead Chefs

Tonight at Umamicatessen

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Join Micah Wexler at Umamicatessen in DTLA tonight and every Thursday through August for The Residency – Dead Chefs. This rotating dinner series is Chef Wexler’s homage to past chefs who have advanced and influenced cuisine by “doing something different”. Featuring a broad range of chefs, time periods, countries, and cuisine, tonights dinner pays homage to Maestro Martino, a celebrity chef of his day. Bridging the gap between medieval times and the food of the renaissance, Martino influenced what would be Italian cuisine of today. Through this special one time event, Chef Wexler illustrates a snapshot of culinary evolution through both traditon and inspiration. And here’s our snapshots from our preview!

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LA Street Food Fest

Takin' it to the streets

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LA Street Food Fest returns Saturday, June 29th at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Tickets are available for $50 for general admission and $75 for VIP/early bird access. Boasting of over 100 participants, this event features food trucks, chefs, restaurants, beverages, 2 beer gardens and more. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the tasty treats you will find! Read More

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LA Times The Taste Returns

Mark your calendars!!

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The LA Times has announced the return of THE TASTE Labor Day weekend at Paramount Pictures Studios. Bringing back the exciting events from last year, THE TASTE will continue to highlight the LA food culture. Join the LA Times for unlimited tastings, specialty cocktails, a variety of wines, demos, and more! Tickets are available for Opening Night at $125, all other TASTE events are  for $50[early bird]/$85 at the door, and a limited quantity of Weekend Passes for all four Saturday and Sunday events are available for $175. Read More

Cannery Row Brewing Company – New Executive Chef

Daniel Furey kick-starts a new beer-friendly menu in Monterey, CA!

 

Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA recently announced the newest addition to their culinary staff, executive chef Daniel Furey. Chef Furey, a Connecticut native, joined the team in January and has been cooking up a storm in his new kitchen. Staying true to Cannery Row’s impressive selection of 70+ craft brews, the new menu will continue to feature beer-friendly starters, local seafood and house ground burgers. Read More

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National Donut Day!

I swear, this one's real!

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Tomorrow and every first Friday of June is National Donut Day! Created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI, National Donut Day means donut binging for you! Read More

Wine Riot Hits San Francisco, CA

Take a crash course on vino, by the glass!

Get excited folks! Wine Riot is cruising to San Francisco, CA this Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th! Let’s be honest, sometimes making a trip to the vineyards in Napa can be a little intimidating. Want to learn the ins and outs of wine in a more casual atmosphere? Get your ticket to Wine Riot!

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Foreign Cinema to Host Plough Wine Group

A special, one-time event. Thursday, June 6th 2013.

Need an excuse to wine and dine yourself this Thursday? We’ve got one for you! Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, CA will be hosting Plough Wine Group as guest sommeliers to feature their extensive collection of premium wines. Come join in on the exclusive, one-time event! Read More

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Micah Wexler at The Residency

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Join Micah Wexler for his second stint at The Residency at UMAMIcatessen in DTLA now through August. Celebrate the contributions of past iconic culinary figures to the culinary arts of today with this rotating series. This Thursday June 6th, pay homage to Marie Antoine Careme with Chef Wexler’s one time tribute menu.  Please call for reservations and seatings. 852 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Read More

Chipotle Hosts Cultivate Festival in San Francisco!

A day of food, music and beer. What’s not to like?

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This summer, Chipotle is bringing Cultivate Festival to San Francisco, CA on Saturday, June 8th! The one-day
 festival will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients. Read More

SF Bars Host Negroni Week

Funds raised to support Oklahoma Tornado Relief!

We’ve all heard about the recent tornadoes that have hit Oklahoma this past week and the devastation that they’ve caused. We’re glad to hear that some efforts to help aid the many victims are being made throughout the Bay Area as we speak. How can you get in on the action? Johnny Raglin (born and raised in Oklahoma) of Comstock Saloon is partnering with bars around the Bay Area, Campari America, Martini-Barcardi USA, Beefeater, Fernet Branca, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes and Plymouth Gin to help raise funds that will contribute to the relief.  Read More

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Cinco to host Strand Brewing for ‘Tap Takeover’

Eight brews paired with taco specials

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Newly opened tapas restaurant, Cinco, in Westchester is hosting a tap takeover with local brewery, Strand on Wednesday, May 29 from 3 PM – 11:30 PM. Eight different styles of brews will be available in full pints, half pints and sampler sizes. If you enjoy swag, they’ll also have hats, shirts and pint glasses you can take home by winning a raffle. A raffle ticket comes with each pint purchased. One person will have a chance to win a special release of Strand Second Sheep Russian Imperial Stout (say that fast five times). Cinco, 7241 West Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, California 90045 Read More