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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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Nerano chef Michele Lisi presents Menu al Limone June 12-July 10 (Tuesdays) June 12-July 10 (Tuesdays)
On Tuesday nights from June 12-July 10, Nerano chef Michele Lisi presents “Menu al Limone,” a menu of citrus-themed dishes inspired by the cuisine of the Amalfi Coast. The four-course menu offers braised Spanish octopus salad with haricots verts, fingerling potatoes, olives, celery and lemon citronette; house-made tagliolini pasta with basil filanger, Parmigiano-Reggiano and lemon zest; sea bream with fennel confit, sautéed swiss chard and Meyer lemon-thyme sauce; and a Meyer lemon tart with toasted Italian meringue and Tuscan mint. Pricing for the complete Menu al Limone is $110 per guest; each dish is available to order à la carte. Nerano, 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-405-0155.
July 13-27
dineLA Restaurant Week returns July 13-27, 2018. This event offers diners the opportunity to indulge in specially priced menus from a variety of Los Angeles area restaurants. For more information, visit the official website
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
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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