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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Del Frisco’s Grille will be a place for lovers with cocktails, brunch, entrees, and dessert for Santa Monica sweethearts. On Saturday and Sunday, the Grille will offer a romantic brunch complete with Cupid’s Cocktails for those whose first love is a tasty libation. Cupid’s Cocktail is $10.50 or $21 for a brunch carafe, and hits the sweet spot with a mix of Stoli Razberi, POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, and orange juice.

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All weekend, the Grille will also feature a 6 oz. Filet and Lobster Tail for $44 and a Prime Rib for $41, paired with a Triple Chocolate Decadence for dessert for $9. This divine treat is made with a triple chocolate brownie, pudding, fudge, a chocolate heart – and a little bit of love.

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Fans of Del Frisco’s Grille can make this romantic weekend one to remember by entering to win a delicious Valentine’s meal through Facebook. Two lucky couples will win a last-minute brunch or dinner (valued at $200) on February 13 by tagging their date on Facebook and sharing why they’d like to spend Valentine’s Day weekend at Del Frisco’s Grille.

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WHAT: 
Valentine’s Day Weekend At Del Frisco’s Grille
WHEN: February 12 – February 14, 2016
WHERE: 1551 Ocean Ave. #105 | Santa Monica, CA 90401

CONTACT INFO: (310) 395-7333

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Introducing the first-ever OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival, a seafood tasting and community awareness event on the Santa Monica Pier in celebration of National Seafood Month.

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The event will bring the city’s finest chefs together to present dishes with their favorite underwater ingredients while raising funds and awareness for the sustainable seafood movement through a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program.

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Presented by Shock Top, attendees will enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood tastings, beer gardens, live music, interactive displays, cooking demos, oyster shucking competition, educational programming, with topics such as “What is ‘Local’ Seafood,” “History of Fishing on the Pier,” “How We Can Support Local Fisherman,” and “Understanding Where Your Fish Comes From,” as well as other marine-inspired activities.

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Enjoy seafood tastings, curated cocktails, live music, chef demos, games, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge, and learn about the sustainable seafood movement on the Santa Monica Pier.

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WHAT: OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival
WHEN: October 17, 2015 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm
WHERE: 200 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (323) 330-9559

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Thousands are expected to attend Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration The Taste of South Lake. Guests can enjoy culinary delights from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos from the area’s most talented chefs, music performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, and much more!

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Now in its seventh year, the Taste of South Lake offers guests an opportunity to indulge in an adventure of taste, sampling popular South Lake Pasadena restaurants. From the award-winning American cuisine of Pie ‘n Burger to Italian from Celestino Ristorante & Bar to SanSai Japanese, Taste of South Lake offers something for everyone. The free and outdoor festival features a special live cooking demonstration stage with such famed chefs as PBS’s Cathlyn Choi cooking up authentic Korean fare and “The Queen of Spice” Alejandra Schrader who has been featured on such popular shows as Master Chef and Food Fighters. This year, The Taste of South Lake also honors chefs cooking healthy plant-based cuisine by featuring two top vegan chefs, RG Enriquez of Astig Vegan and Chef Yvonne Ardestani, creator of “My Eclectic Kitchen” cookbook and app.

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WHAT: The Taste of South Lake
WHEN: October 10, 2015 | from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 251 South Lake Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91101

DETAILS: 

  • FREE plus FREE parking at Corporate Center Pasadena

CONTACT INFO: (626) 792-1259

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Vegan Street Fair

February 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

Vegan Street Fair is an annual vegan food celebration where local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors come together to serve you bite-size portions of vegan eats all in one place. The best part? All bite-size portions are $3 max and entrance is FREE!

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At VSF, you get to nosh on as many local eats as your heart desires (and your belly can hold) for street fair prices. So instead of buying a $10 plate of vegan nachos and sitting out the rest of the amazing food experiences, you get bites from one vendor, move on to the next, and enjoy all of your city’s BEST vegan eats without getting full for a fraction of the price of a regular meal.

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Vegan Street Fair is the true vegan foodie dream- EAT ALL THE VEGAN THINGS.

WHAT: Vegan Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday March 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
WHERE: Weddington Street & Bakman Avenue | North Hollywood, CA

CONTACT INFO: (347) 508-3343

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Taste Of Italy

September 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

The sixth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over fifty of the region’s best restaurants and Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as music entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity appearances.

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Participating restaurants will include: Valentino, Drago Centro, Locanda Del Lago, Il Fornaio, GROM, and Celestino. Approximately 100 world-class wines will be served by participants such as Casa Torelli, Le Vigne, Mazzocco, Ventura Limoncello, and more. For a complete list of participants visit click here. The Cooking Demo stage will feature master chef Nico Chessa of Valentino and DeStefano Cheese, among others.

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Taste of Italy’s entertainment lineup includes the female retro vocalist trio Swing Dolls, performances by LA Opera, and the sultry sounds of Frank Sinatra by Nick D’Egidio. La Dolce Vita will entertain with the most popular Italian pop songs, while the Lorenzo Grassi Group will showcase modern Italian jazz.

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WHAT: Taste Of Italy 
WHEN:
October 11, 2014 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm 
WHERE: 
424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: General Admission Child $25 | General Admission Adult $55 (6 food + 6 wine food tastings) | $125 Premiere (8 food + 8 wine tastings VIP bag, and red carpet entrance) 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 485-8432

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Dave & Buster’s latest location opens at 11:00 am today Monday, August 25th at Hollywood & Highland! D & B offers the most fun you can have under one roof. The one and only place you can enjoy great food and drink, play hundreds of awesome arcade games, and watch your favorite teams on TV.

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Dave & Buster’s offers a wide variety of games to play and hundreds of prizes to win. Cash in your tickets at the Winner’s Circle and take home some of the fun! Win tickets in the arcade and redeem them for anything from cool toys to high-tech gadgets. Everyone’s a winner at Dave & Buster’s! Get your FREE game play coupon by signing up for our Rewards Program.

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Dave & Buster’s chefs have something new for you! Taste the most delicious part of the new mix of fun with D & B’s classic food and drinks menu.

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WHAT: Dave & Buster’s At Hollywood & Highland 
WHEN: 
Sunday – Wednesday 11:00 am – Midnight | Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
WHERE: 
6801 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90028

DETAILS:

  • 21 and over
  • Kiddie call at 10:00 pm
  • Specials 1/2 Price Games Wednesday open to close
  • Eat & Play is $17.99, restrictions apply

CONTACT INFO: (323) 603-2400

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The Los Angeles Times The Taste annual food festival returns on Labor Day weekend to the back lot of Paramount Pictures Studios!

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Five events will celebrate the city’s food, dining, and cocktail culture, showcasing Los Angeles’ chefs, restaurants, and bartenders. Each event — Opening Night, Field to Fork, Dinner With a Twist, Sunday Brunch, and Flavors of L.A. — will include unlimited tastings, specialty drinks, wine seminars, and live demos.

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Opening Night: Friday, August 29, from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. The Taste’s premiere will bring together all of the weekend’s hosts, chefs, and bartenders, including The Times’ Food staff, for a debut soirée featuring tastings, premium cocktail and wine offerings, and live entertainment.

Field to Fork: Saturday, August 30, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons leads a day inspired by seasonal dishes made with local ingredients.

Dinner with a Twist: Saturday, August 30, 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Betty Hallock, Times deputy Food editor, and Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic, collaborate for an evening of some of L.A.’s best dishes and complementary pours.

Sunday Brunch: Sunday, August 31, 11 am to 3:00 pm. Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen director, makes Sunday fun-day with an homage to brunch.

Flavors of L.A.: Sunday, August 31, 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic, will close out The Taste with a tour of the world flavors through the lens of L.A. chefs and local restaurants.

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See the full schedule here.

WHAT: Los Angeles Times The Taste  
WHEN:
August 29 – 31, 2014
WHERE:
Paramount Pictures Studios | 5555 Melrose Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90038

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: eventinfo@latimes.com

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