Los Angeles Magazine’s The Food Event at Saddlerock Ranch: Sunday, October 24, 2010

Arroz Con Marisco | Mo-Chica

It’s that time of year, again. Last year, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality showing of chefs at The Food Event. In this fifth installment, the line-up looks pretty solid. I also just checked the weather, and it looks like this rain will pass a couple days clear of Sunday (phew).

I can imagine that Malibu will be beautiful and green by the time The Food Event rolls around. It aims to be the perfect backdrop against which renowned restaurants, brands and their headlining chefs will glisten. I’m especially excited about Akasha, Barbrix, Bulgarini, Eva, The Foundry on Melrose, La Mill Coffee, The Lobster, Loteria!, Magnolia Bakery, Mo-Chica, Palate Food & Wine, The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel, Sweet Rose Creamery and Westside Tavern. Chefs such as Helene An (The An Group), Mark Gold (Eva), Neal Fraser (Grace), Rory Hermann (Bouchon) and Laurent Quenioux (Bistro LQ) and mixologist Julian Cox (Rivera, Test Kitchen) will be presenting live demonstrations on the stage. Carrie Kommers (Dine LA) and Leslie Bargar Suter (Los Angeles Magazine) will be modering panels.

Of course, you’ll have mostly California wines closeby, along with Anheuser’s sponsored beer garden (serving Hoegaarden, Leffe and Stella), Karma Tequila and Veev to help you sip your way through the afternoon. And what’s even better, some research on my end yielded a discount code for $25 off the ticket price – so whether or not you decide to tether it to a $5 yearly subscription to Los Angeles Magazine – that’s a good quarter off the $95 advance ticket price. Take a look below for the code, get your tickets and I’ll see you there!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

1 – 4 PM

Advance tickets: $95, or w/subscription: $100
At-the-door: $110

Parking included
Must be 21+
Use code “FRIENDS” for $25 off

The Food Event
Saddlerock Ranch
31727 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

Barbrix, Beats, LeBowski, Beerfloats and Bigfoot

Bigfoot West

Let me go off-the-cuff for a minute. I love Los Angeles. There is something different to do every day of the week in this city and if you really wanted to, you could go without having to repeat yourself for a few years. You realize these things when you go out of town, y’see. This weekend I’ll be in Vegas for some bachelorette action. (See? I have my own “B.”) I’m cold to lukewarm on the desert (my last visit was to canvas for Obama – that is, in Henderson) yet determined to keep an open mind – especially since I know a couple or so locals. But if I were still in L.A., I know in a heartbeat where I’d be this weekend. So indulge me while I paint the scenarios:


$3 bubbly at Barbrix

We all have that girlfriend who drinks bubbly all the time. And it’s my duty to try and keep up. Barbrix, in celebration of their recent review in L.A. Magazine, will be offering $3 glasses of prosecco from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Hang out with or pretend you’re a Silver Lake local at the local wine bar … hangin’ out. I hear the place has been packed since its opening in May – maybe it’s the buzz wine bar for now, or maybe they’re “for serious.” After all, the bio in their Twitter account says, “White Zinfandel…NOT!” Sike! Zort! Narf!

6:30 – 7:30 PM

2442 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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