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Los Angeles Food Events

Find information about food festivals happening in the Los Angeles area

Best Food Festivals in LA

Find the latest restaurant and culinary events in the greater Los Angeles area with GAYOT's calendar featuring chef pop-ups, special dinners, tasting menus, food festivals and more.

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Jar presents Lobster Tuesdays every Tuesday through the summer Every Tuesday through Summer
Chef-owner Suzanne Tracht's Jar presents Lobster Tuesdays every Tuesday through the summer. A sample prix-fixe menu ($65, plus beverages, tax and gratuity) might include lobster and yellow chive dumplings; sautéed lobster with celery root purée and white asparagus; and mascarpone cheesecake. Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-655-6566.
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns August 22-26 August 22-26
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases fine eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy live cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, seminars and more. Guests can try dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world and tune into live musical performances. For more information, visit the official website
Sundays through September 2
Katana's Red Sun BBQ series will warm up the patio every summer Sunday from 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Enjoy menu specials like salmon poke ($15), Cajun-style chicken skewers ($5) and popcorn shrimp tacos ($12), along with live DJ music. Katana, Piazza del Sol, 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-650-8585.
September 8
The 9th annual LA Food Fest will take place at Santa Anita Park with more than 100 vendors ranging from restaurants and celebrity chefs to street food carts. Other temptations include an Iced Coffee Lounge, Ice Cream Social and Oktoberfest Beer Garden. The event will be held from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include early entry, special parking and other perks. For more information, visit the official website
The annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade will take place on September 8th September 8
The annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade, a benefit to raise money for childhood cancer research, will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m at UCLA's Royce Quad. Taste delicious dishes, wines and cocktails from chefs, winemakers and mixologists, participate in silent and live auctions, and more. General admission tickets are $195 per person. For more information, visit L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade's website
The annual An Evening on the Beach will take place on September 13 September 13
The 8th annual An Evening on the Beach at the Jonathan Beach Club Santa Monica will be held in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles. The oceanside event will take place from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and will feature L.A. chefs, beer and wine tastings, specialty cocktails and live music. Participating chefs will include Zach Pollack (Alimento), Gino Angelini (Angelini Osteria), Genevieve Gergis (Bestia), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish) and more. Tickets are $190, including parking. For more information, visit the event website
Chef Daniel Boulud created THE UMAMI FRENCHIE for UMAMI BURGER Through September 14
French chef Daniel Boulud (of Daniel in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.) pioneered the "Gourmet Burger Revolution." So, it’s only natural that on Bastille Day, July 14, 2018, he launched "THE UMAMI FRENCHIE" with the famous UMAMI BURGER chain. (The timing was lucky as France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup the next day!) Discover the tasty burger, presented by Boulud himself, in this video. Then, go try it for yourself at UMAMI BURGER locations throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as Orange CountySan FranciscoLas VegasChicago and New York. Part of UMAMI BURGER's Artist Series, "THE UMAMI FRENCHIE" ($18) will be available until September 14th. One dollar from each burger sold will benefit charitable organization Citymeals, which provides a lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. Umami Burger, The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Ste. C-10, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-954-8626.
October 11
Hosted at SLS Beverly Hills, the annual Signature Chefs Auction features L.A. restaurant chefs, wineries and spirits purveyors. There will also be live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. The cost is $400 per ticket; the event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Signature Chefs Auction's website Signature Chefs Auction, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-247-0400.
October 20
Downtown Burbank brings the Burbank Beer Festival back to its streets with two sessions of craft beer sampling from noon-3 p.m. or 4 p.m.-7 p.m. This fall street fair offers tastings of more than 85 craft beers on tap from scores of different breweries. Entertainment will include live musical performances on the main stage throughout the day. Food will be widely available to purchase, and dozens of local merchants will be offering artisanal craft goods. For more information, visit the official event website


Located on the Venice Beach Boardwalk right by the pier, Venice Whaler presents happy hour Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Among the specials are carnitas tacos, pulled pork sliders and cheese pizza for $7 each, as well as select $8 cocktails. Venice Whaler, 10 W. Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292, 310-821-8737.
Enjoy golden hour at Filifera, a hip neighborhood rooftop hangout in Hollywood Ongoing
Hip neighborhood rooftop hangout Filifera hosts "Golden Hour" from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with specials on seasonal handcrafted cocktails ($9) and snacks like crab fritters ($8), shishito peppers ($5) and flatbreads ($10). Filifera, Hollywood Proper Residences, 1550 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-499-4009.
Beer Belly in Koreatown offers happy hour weekdays, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy featured draft beers for $5, $1 off craft cans, half order of Jidori chicken wings for $6, two tacos for $7 and chicken nuggets for $6. Beer Belly, 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020, 213-387-2337.
In Santa Monica, FIG restaurant's happy hour, FIG at FIVE, offers a special discount of 50 percent off most of the items on the regular dinner menu from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. FIG, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-319-3111.


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