What’s the Dish: Food News and Events

Food News and Events

September only has one week left, but some would argue it is the most important week in regards to the food and drink community of Los Angeles. First and foremost, there is L.A. BEER WEEK which hosts a mega fuck ton of beer related soirees in and around the city. Some of which are listed below. It’s also the time of year people are hunkering down to switch menus and gear up for chillier weather. Our heat is having its last hurrah, so get down with your bad selves and go out to celebrate at one (or more!) of these bitchin’ events.

WHO: The Tripel and Hudson House owner/chef couple Brooke Williamson & Nick Roberts, along with Tom Kelly and El Segundo Brewing Company.

WHAT: To celebrate the culmination of American Craft Beer Week, The Tripel and Hudson House are pairing up with El Segundo Brewing Company for two special nights of big brews and extraordinary eats. On offer all night long (or until they run out), Brooke & Nick will be pairing: El Segundo Brewing’s Citra Pale Ale on draught with a special batch of Citra Hopped Brown Sugar Pork Ribs topped with a green papaya and fresh coconut salad (pictured above)

WHEN: Starting at 6:30 p.m. on: Monday, September 23rd at the Tripel & Wednesday, September 25th at the Hudson House

WHERE: The Tripel: 333 Culver Boulevard, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 | Hudson House: 514 North Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Reach, CA 90277

WHAT: JACKSON’S FOOD & DRINK 5-course Beer Dinner curated by Chef Matt Strong and Stone Brewing Company

WHEN: Tuesday, 9/24

WHERE: 2041 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA

1st course: Maryland lump crab cake with grilled tomato coulis, basil pesto, melted cherry tomatoes and micro basil Paired with: Stone Cali-Beligique IPA

2nd course: Indian spiced cauliflower | Paired with: R&R Coconut IPA

3rd course: Caramelized jumbo naked sea scallop with lemongrass scented jasmine rice and red Thai coconut curry sauce.
Paired with: Stone Enjoy By IPA This beer will only be 3 days old

4th course: BBQ pulled pork slider with crisp cole slaw and housemade BBQ sauce | Paired with: Stone Smoked Porter

5th course: Chocolate Espresso Cake | Paired with: 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

  • Tickets can be purchased by visiting: https://jacksonsbeerdinner.eventbrite.com

  • WHO: Trattoria Neapolis

    WHAT: In celebration of their one year anniversary, Owner Perry Vidalakis of Trattoria Neapolis is excited to invite the community and fellow bon vivants for an exclusive, one night event. The restaurant’s Balcony, Wine Room and Garden Room will be transformed into different tasting areas, featuring some of Trattoria Neapolis’ most popular dishes by Chef Bryant Wigger; pizza from their 7,000 pound wood-burning oven; coffee cuppings by Stumptown Roasters; and beverages from local renowned winemakers, brewers, and distillers.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 28th 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: 336 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, California 91101

    TICKETS: $60 in advance Call 626.792.3000 to reserve tickets

    In efforts to support the LA Community Garden Council, Top Chef Masters contestant, Richard Sandoval of Zengo in Santa Monica will be participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Taste Local Dish Challenge. Now through October 31st, Chef Sandoval has chosen to feature his signature Duck Confit-Daikon Tacos with Curried Apple & Orange Coriander Sauce and will donate $1 from each dish sold to the JBF Taste America Education Drive, which helps drive awareness around our country’s food system.

    To participate, diners can support the JBF Taste Local Dish Challenge by following the below steps:

    · Visit Zengo at Santa Monica Place now through October 31st

    · Order the Duck Confit-Daikon Tacos

    · Take a photo of the dish and post it to your Instagram account with the hashtags: #JBFTasteamerica #LA. The city with the most Instagram uploads will be eligible to win up to $10,000 to be donated to the LA Community Garden Council.

  • For more information, please visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengosm/index.php

  • Since my funky ticker has been giving me a run for my money, and I’ll be preparing for surgery anyway, I hope that some of you will go to one (or more!) of these events, snap some pictures and post them to twitter. Tag ’em #GlassofWin so I can see your pics! HAVE FUN!


    What’s the Dish: 5th Annual Taste of Italy – IAMLA

    Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ Taste of Italy

    WHAT: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ TASTE OF ITALY

    WHEN: Saturday, October 12th ~ 5-10pm

    WHERE: 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    ABOUT: Los Angeles is home to the nation’s fifth largest Italian population, and one of the country’s oldest. “Taste of Italy is a celebration of authentic Italian culture and the tremendous, yet often overlooked, legacy of Italian Americans in the region,” said Marianna Gatto, Executive Director of the IAMLA and historian. “The IAMLA and Taste of Italy provide an avenue through which people of all origins can come together to learn about the region’s diverse history and experience Italian culture through the universal language of food,” said Paul Pagnone, President of the IAMLA.

    PROGRAM: Taste of Italy features 50+ fine restaurants, 100+ varietals, celebrity chefs and live entertainment. Participating food purveyors will include: Drago Centro, Fabio Viviani’s Cafe Firenze, Toscanova, Locanda Del Lago, Casa Nostra, Trattoria Neapolis, Il Fornaio, GROM, and Dominick’s. Approximately 100 world-class wines will be served by participants such as Casa Torelli, Le Vigne, Cantina Pizzolato, Terravino, Total Wine and More, Nuova Capelletta, and others. The critically acclaimed Canzionere Grecanico will be performing live, as well as chanteuses Maria Elena Infantino and Elisabetta Russo. Actor Louis Lombardi will be present to introduce his recently launched gourmet food line, Lombardi’s Gourmet.

    TICKETS: $55 pre-sale, $125 VIP (purchase tickets here)

    BENEFITTING: Proceeds from the event will support the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the preservation of the building in which the Museum is located, which listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from Los Angeles’ little Italy.


  • What’s the Dish: 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

    Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

    Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

    “The city of Los Angeles is one of the most prominent destinations in the world for art, travel, entertainment, and cuisine, and is home to the most respected cultural institutions in the world,” says CLM Co-Founder David Bernahl. “There isn’t a better place than Los Angeles to celebrate the gastronomic talents of this city as well as the biggest names in culinary history.” – CLM Co-Founder David Bernahl

    WHAT: The Third Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

    ABOUT: The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a four-day epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Based amid one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue, the event spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents. “Los Angeles Food & Wine has become one of the most anticipated events of the summer,” says Giada De Laurentiis. “I’m excited to return and cook alongside many of my closest friends, fellow chefs, and some of the most amazing talent I truly admire.”

    WHEN: August 22-25, 2013


  • Festa Italiana – Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:00-10 p.m.
    Hosted by beloved television personality and culinary talent Giada De Laurentiis, the opening-night celebration will embrace all things Italian including authentic Italian food, beer, and cocktails. Joined by chefs including Scott Conant, Celestino Drago, and SPQR’s Matthew Accarrino, the kick-off is poised to be a “buona sera” to remember.

  • Asian Night Market – Friday, August 23, 2013, 7:00-10 p.m.
    “Iron Chef” Morimoto hosts a unique take on the Asian Night Market featuring cherished fine dining establishments alongside mom-and-pop neighborhood eateries. Over 30 restaurateurs including David Myers, Ricardo Zarate, and David Lefevre, handcrafted cocktails, and traditional spirits will be showcased at this celebratory event.

  • Live on the Avenue – Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:00-10 p.m.
    Top Chef Masters’ Host Curtis Stone welcomes guests to this unbelievable strolling reception culminating in a show-stopping performance set against some of L.A.’s most iconic buildings and architectural landmarks, featuring luminary talent that includes Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz, and many more.

  • Lexus Grand Tasting – Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25, 12:00–3 p.m.
    Enjoy one of the nation’s most decadent walk-around tastings featuring 30 celebrity chefs, 200 coveted wines from top-name wineries, and opportunities to interact and photograph the food world’s most lauded names—all under one roof.

  • Additionally, events will take place throughout the city during the four-day celebration —from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches, and events featuring prominent chef collaborations and one-of-a-kind experiences. FOR FULL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE!

    TICKETS: Served up à la carte, each event can be purchased here.

    Los Angeles Food and Wine Event


    What’s the Dish: CAKE! Now at Little Dom’s Deli

    WHO: Deli at Little Dom’s, known for its Old World Italian deli feel combined with retro character and charm.

    WHAT: The Deli at Little Dom’s has launched their new cake menu just in time for the summer! In addition to her array of delicious delicacies and confections available at the Deli, Pastry Chef Ann Kirk is offering an assortment of three-layer cakes available in 6” and 9” rounds including:

  • Gelato Cakes
  • Three-Layer Chocolate Cakes Layered with Gelato of Choice:
    Vanilla, Stracciatella, Milk Chocolate Nib, Passion Fruit, and Strawberry (seasonal)
    Frosted with Fluffy Whipped Cream

  • Carrot Cake
  • Three-Layer Cake Studded with Lightly Toasted Walnuts,
    Layered and Surrounded with Creamy White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Coconut Cake
  • Three-Layer Coconut Cake Rounds Soaked with Spiced Rum Syrup,
    Layered with Rich Coconut Filling and Surrounded by Fluffy Coconut Butter Cream
    Lightly Toasted Coconut

  • Fresh Berry Cake
  • Three-Layer Buttermilk Cake Rounds Layered and Frosted with Fluffy Vanilla Butter Cream, Fresh Summer Berries on Each Layer
    **Lemon Chiffon Cake Rounds also available

    WHEN: 7:00a – 6:00p

    WHERE: Deli at Little Dom’s – 2128 Hillhurst Ave – Los Angeles, CA 90027 323.661.0088

    EAT SEE HEAR Giveaway: Almost Famous

    July might be my birthday month, but you’re going reap the benefits with a giveaway to see ALMOST FAMOUS at EAT SEE HEAR!

    Just a quick recap on EAT SEE HEAR:
    Eat See Hear is LA’s premier outdoor movie, food truck and live music series that brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. The Second Annual series features up and coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the only 3-story high, 52-foot wide inflatable movie screen west of the Mississippi with the highest quality HD projection and digital surround sound, the Eat | See | Hear series promises an enjoyable movie-going experience!

    BONUS: At the end of series, proceeds will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society! Founder and pet lover Sharon Sperber explained why Best Friends was chosen as the Eat/See/Hear non-profit partner for 2013:

    Ron McNeil

    “My husband and I have supported Best Friends Animal Society for more than 15 years and rescued many dogs and cats during that time. As Angelenos, we were so excited to learn about NKLA, which stands for No Kill Los Angeles. It’s a coalition of animal rescue organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to making L.A. a no kill city,” Sperber says. “We wanted to help spread the word about this fantastic program. All of our events are dog-friendly and Best Friends will be on site each week with information about the various programs and initiatives underway here in L.A., including NKLA.”

    ADOPTION NOW: Every week, Eat See Hear feature Pets of the Week – a dog and a cat that are currently up for adoption at the Best Friends Animal Society adoption center in Mission Hills. If you adopt one of the featured Pets of The Week and mention Eat|See|Hear, your adoption fee will be waived AND you will get a pair of tickets to the Eat|See|Hear movie of your choice! More info here.

    Onto the Giveaway!


    It’s All Happening with a pair of tickets to see ALMOST FAMOUS at the Pop-Up Drive-in (don’t worry; space is available for those who decide to leave the car at home!)

    Location: Los Angeles Trade Tech College 400 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015

    On-Site Food Trucks: * Gravy Train * Vizzi Truck * Coolhaus * Brasil Kiss * Crepe de Ville

    Typical Event Schedule:
    • 5:30 p.m. – Doors open • 7:00 p.m. – Band performs • 8:30 p.m. – Movie begins
    • 10:00-11:00 p.m. – Event concludes (depending on length of movie)



  • LEAVE A COMMENT on this post alerting me you would like to attend. If you didn’t win ELF tickets, you’re welcome to enter again for Almost Famous tickets

  • BONUS Entry to those who Tweet @GlassofWin HEY girl hey, hit me up with some @EatSeeHear tix. I wanna see ALMOST FAMOUS!”

  • ALMOST FAMOUS GIVEAWAY ENDS: Saturday, July 20th

    Winners will be drawn via Random.org and notified by e-mail. Tickets will not be mailed but you and your guest will be added to the Guest List. Fancy, no?


    Paella Sunday Suppers at El Cid with Ethan Margolis

    Paella Sunday Suppers Crew at El Cid

    WHAT: Authentic Andalusian Paella Sunday Suppers! Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon at El Cid, home of one of the best patios in all of Los Angeles, sip on some daytime cocktails as the paella is leisurely prepared on the grill in a Paellera ~ Dinner is served at 5pm with a Flamenco Show at 5:30. Full tickets includes one glass of Tinto de Verano (Spanish wine cocktail) or a soda, house salad, plate of Andalusian paella and the flamenco show.

    WHO: El Cid & Arte y Pureza Productions ~ celebrating its 50th year as the premiere venue for Flamenco Dinner Shows, popular brunch, tapas on the patio, full bar.

    WHEN: Sundays ~ 3pm grill time, with a 5:30p Flamenco Show | 323.668.0318

    WHERE: 4212 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90029

    PRICING: Paella is available a la carte $15 OR as a complete dinner paired with Arte y Pureza’s Flamenco Dance Show at 5:30 pm. Paella & Flamenco tickets are $30 when purchased in advance online. Paella and Flamenco tickets are available at the door for $35, depending on availability. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

    Last week I had the chance to speak with Ethan Margolis, creator of Paella Sunday Suppers, accomplished flamenco musician and director of Arte y Pureza. We chatted on the phone about Paella Sunday Suppers, El Cid, Flamenco and his time in Andalusia Spain.

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