Los Angeles Chapín Festival 2019, A Celebration of Guatemala

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Every year Chapín Festival offers you a different experience to meet your roots again! Bring your whole family to a fun-filled party where they can learn more about our Bella Guatemala!

The Artisan Market

Imagine a place where you can find Authentic Guatemalan Handicrafts, a perfect place to buy unique accessories, items to decorate your home and all kinds of Guatemalan products.

Culinary Demonstrations

Watch how some of your favorite typical dishes come to life in front of your eyes. With a dozen kiosks offering you the most delicious dishes with the main ingredient and unforgettable flavor of Country of Eternal Spring.

Admission: Free

WHEN:  August 24 and 25 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

WHERE:   Los Angeles’ Lafayette Park -625 S Lafayette Park Pl

Website: https://festivalchapin.com/

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Long Beach, CA: Taste of Japan Event 2019

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LONG BEACH, CALIF. – Tickets are now on sale for inaugural Taste of Japan, a cultural festival celebrating Japan, taking place at the iconic Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach. A celebration of the art, culture and cuisine of the island nation, this family-friendly event will be a treat for all the senses, featuring a wide variety of Japanese culinary treats available for sale, as well as beautiful Japanese art and goodies. Traditional Japanese guitarists, drummers, martial artists, and samurai – among others – will be on center stage to entertain the crowd. For the adults, Taste of Japan offers a special VIP ticketed beer and sake garden, which will include an eclectic variety of all-you-can-drink beer and sake, as well as some special food items.

Food experiences will include everything from sushi to fresh-baked goods, to BBQ, soups and noodles. Taste of Japan Sapporo will be on-hand with its iconic beer, alongside Orion brews, and others. Suntory whisky will be on-hand alongside Hiro sake making it a beautiful tasting experience. Handmade and artisan crafts, as well as toys and anime vendors will also be featured.

Enjoy Japanese pop culture, shopping, entertainment, activities will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The Pike Outlets on South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Structure parking is available and ride sharing for the sake drinkers is encouraged.

Guests can take advantage of early bird pricing online now! Tickets are now on sale, and available here. 

  • GA: $5 pre-sale ($7 at the door)
  • VIP: $60 pre-sale ($80 at the door)
    • VIP tickets includes access to GA food and goods for sale, entertainment, as well as access to all-you-can-drink Japanese beer and sake garden + small variety of complimentary food items in the beer garden only
    • Must be 21+

For more information, visit www.tasteofjpn.com or stay social at @tasteofjpn on Instagram and Facebook. The event is put on by the Tonoshii Project and TreImage.

 

Silverado, CA: 10th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival

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  Brew Ha Ha Productions is proud to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its namesake event with a full lineup of famed Orange County Ska bands for attendees to “skank it up” while sipping on unlimited tastes of over 160 bubbly ales on Saturday, September 7 from noon to 7 p.m. at the sprawling Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. The all-star musical lineup includes The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Suburban Legends, Skapeche Mode and Codename Rocky.

“We are stoked to celebrate the 10th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival with a lineup of Orange County’s premiere ska bands and breweries,” stated Cameron Collins, founder of Brew Ha Ha Productions. “Orange County is the birthplace of so many influential ska bands, and we can’t wait for attendees to enjoy legendary SoCal music alongside tastes from breweries that have shaped the local craft beer scene.”

The event will feature a curated selection of over 80 craft breweries serving unlimited tastes of over 160 limited edition, rare collaborative and fan favorite brews.  Paying homage to its roots, Brew Ha Ha will highlight Orange County’s vibrant craft beer scene with local breweries including Artifex Brewing, Bottle Logic, Pizza Port, and Riip Brewing.  Regional brewers like Belching Beaver, Burgeon Beer Co, JuneShine, Hard Kombucha, and Societe Brewing Co.  will also showcase unbeatable bubbly ales.    Unlimited craft beer tastings will be served in commemorative Brew Ha Ha tasting glasses from 11 AM to 3 PM for VIP and noon to 3 PM for general admission.

 

An event that is fun for the whole family, Brew Ha Ha welcomes attendees of all ages to enjoy bounce houses, games, the Save Ferris Wheel, Super Rad food trucks and complimentary cotton candy for kids.

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Don’ t Get Intoxicated and Drive- Brew Ha Ha Productions is extending their popular free shuttle service to Brew Ha Ha festival goers. The shuttle service will take attendees from the event to the Tustin Metrolink Station where guests can easily catch a Lyft, Uber, cab, bus or train to their final destination.

KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

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 [DANA POINT, CA] – KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered Bandito returns to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Saturday, April 7 bringing craft beer, mouthwatering tacos, and live entertainment oceanfront. As the first stop of the festival series — now in its fifth year in Southern California — KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival gives craft beer connoisseurs and taco aficionados the opportunity to sample over 150 brews and a variety of delectable tacos while watching lucha libre style wrestling, playing games, and enjoying live performances by The Offspring, Pennywise, The Vandals, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Unwritten Law, and Los Kung Fu Monkeys.      

Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival brings together a diverse array of stellar breweries and the region’s top chefs and restaurants to spotlight the West Coast’s growing craft beer community and fascination with the popular Mexican dish. For four hours, attendees 21+ will taste unlimited samples of craft beer from well-known SoCal breweries and beyond, including Abnormal Beer Company, Artifex Brewing, Avery Brewing, Belching Beaver, Modern Times, Pizza Port, Stone Brewing, and Three Weavers.

Foodies will savor the scrumptious tacos provided by Fiesta Gourmet (VIP only), Chicana Vegana, Panchos Tacos, Good Fellas Taco Catering, and more. West Coast’s popular Mexican grill, Chronic Tacos, will also serve their fan-favorite tacos, filled with choice of veggies or meat. Competing for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award, many participating restaurants are serving new and exciting taco creations like Romega’s alligator stuffed taco and Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café’s Korean street tacos with kimchi. To top off the array of flavors, those with a sweet tooth will be satisfied with Coned Ice Cream’s beer-infused ice creams. 

Amongst the sipping and eating of the region’s finest craft beers and tacos, event-goers will also savor in spirited games, engaging attractions, and the crowd favorite lucha libre style wrestling matches. Attendees are invited to sample all flavors of The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland’s top rated hot sauce – Gringo Bandito!

Complimentary craft beer tastings last until 4 p.m. and tacos will be available for purchase while supplies last. Festival General Admission Tickets start at $65.50 and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are sold out. Day-of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75.50 per person.

In 2018, the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival brand expands to include dates in Sacramento, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Auburn, and Portland during April and May.

Sponsors for KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito include SUBARU, Sweet James Bergener, Gringo Bandito, Avery Brewing, Rockstar Energy Drink, Chronic Tacos, Milagro Tequila, Cosmic Fog and many more.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

For the most up-to-date information on KLOS Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, please visit:

  • Website: www.SabrosoTacoFest.com
  • Facebook: @sabrosotacofest
  • Twitter: @sabrosotacofest
  • Instagram: @sabrosotacofest
  • Hashtag: #sabrosotacofest

Northridge, CA: The Compassion Experience

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This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.

In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

When: Sat March 12th to Thursday March 17th 2016

Check Schedule for times vary each day

Reserve Now: http://cts.compassion.com/modify-reservation/

See Video: https://vimeo.com/125943262

 

Long Beach, CA: West Coast BBQ Classic

The Queen Mary welcomes back the 5th annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) for a finger lickin’ afternoon full of barbeque grillin’ on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. BBQqueenmary-72 (1).jpg The WCBC invites barbeque experts and amateur grill masters to take part in a classic showdown that will leave your taste buds filled with the unmistakable sweet ‘n smoky flavors of BBQ.

The WCBC will feature BBQ styles from across the country including slow-cooked hickory barbeque from Texas and southern Memphis-style barbeque. The competition is an official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship and will bring Southern California’s most accomplished Champion Pitmasters together to compete for a $10,500 cash prize and the coveted title of West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion.

Whether you are a barbecue aficionado or simply a foodie fan, the West Coast BBQ Classic offers something for everyone with delicious BBQ samples for only $2 each, live music, backyard games, contests and a merchant market. Live entertainment will be provided by the country sensation, Scotty Mac Band. Join in the fun and participate in the watermelon or cobbler eating contests. Children are invited to Kids Country offering games, a bounce house, face painters and potato sack races just for little BBQ fans.

Cost: General value pack tickets are $20 each through April 30 and include event admission plus five tasting tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. AfterApril 30 tickets increase to $25. VIP value pack tickets are $35 through May and include one-hour early event admission plus five tasting tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. After May 1 tickets increase to $40. Event parking is $15.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the 5th annual West Coast BBQ Classic visit http://queenmary.com/events/west-coast-bbq-classic/.

Taste of Mexico 2015

If you have never been to the Mexico then please consider putting it on your to do list.  Sample the flavors of Mexico in liquid form like Tequila, Mezcal and agua frescas.  Try chapulines (grasshoppers),  a regional favorite of Oaxaca.  There are usually ceviches, tortas, tamales and tacos.

The Taste of Mexico seemed scaled down but this is not a bad thing.  Instead of a day and night event it returned to its humble beginnings as a night event only.  What I loved about it was the homier family style feel.  There were new touches like table and long bar tables.  There was amazing long salsa bar setup and long lines waiting to devour the sauces. 

Downtown Los Angeles: 5th Annual Taste of Mexico

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The Taste of Mexico’s signature event takes place under the stars with extensive food tastings, tequila tent, mezcaleria installation by Mezcal Legendario Domingo making its U.S. debut, Ilegal Mezcal, Mezcal Los Javis, Mezcal El Silencio, michelada beer garden by Victoria Beer and Guelaguetza’s Miche Mobil, and live entertainment by A Poco No!, Jarocho Group Tenocelomeh and Metralleta de Oro DJ Collective.

New Highlights from this year’s Taste of Mexico will include: Pettycash, Guerrilla Tacos, Colonia Publica, Corazón y Miel’s Bar extraordinaire Robin Chopra, Aqui es Texcoco, Taco Libre, Chichen Itzá, Día de Los Puercos Food Truck, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen and Cocina Condesa (full restaurant lineup below).

Regional food from LA favorites Guelaguetza, La Casita Mexicana, Mexicano, Frida, Frida Tacos, Lotería Grill, Torta Co., Mexicali Taco & Co., Casa Oaxaca, Tortas Bravas, Candela Taco Bar, Yuca’s, Tacos Punta Cabras, Mercado, Yxta and more…

Mariscos from Ceviche Project, Coni’Seafood, El Coraloense, Pez Cantina and Mariscos El Faro Food Truck.

Sweet Additions include La Monarca Bakery, Artesana Ice Pops, Mr. Churro, Frijolitos Mobile Coffee Cart and freshly spun cotton candy made with tamarind, mango and chocolate flavors by Love Swirls Cotton Candy. A complete list of this year’s participants can be found on The Taste of Mexico Association’s website.

Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork (Crystal Johnson)

New to the Event is The Taste of Mexico MERCADO, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local products, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. Confirmed vendors include: Mala by Patty Rodriguez, Lil’ Libros,  LA Libreria and more…

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

La Plaza De Las Culturas y Artes

501 N. Main st.  Downtown, Los Angeles

VIP HOUR : 6:00 – 7:00 pm

GENERAL ADMIN:  7:00 – 11:00 PM

Los Angeles Korean Festival

Already on its 42nd year, the Los Angeles Korean Festival has become a yearly event promoting the Korean culture as well as providing an instrument in which the different cultures of Los Angeles can come together in fun and entertainment. With the different cultural communities in Los Angeles and free admission, the Los Angeles Korean Festival does a wonderful job in promoting the Korean culture as well as advocating the cultural diversity, a characteristic that defines the city of Los Angeles is known for. With the idea of multiculturalism in mind, the Los Angeles Korean Festival has grown to be one of the largest ethnic celebrations in the nation.

There are festivals—-and then there’s LA Korean Festival. By weaving a deep-rooted fascination with culture, community, history and humanity through everything we do—from the expo to the global adventures we undertake —LA Korean Festival Foundation transcend run-of-the-mill with experimental and diverse take on a culture-based Festival. Burdened stereotype and presumptions of it being too traditional and “boring”; anticipation and the element of surprise possess the Festival goers with an utter sense of excitement with every year’s never-ending improvements, the LA Korean Festival is about to rock the city of Los Angeles.

When: Oct 1 through 4th

Where:

Seoul International Park
3250 San Marino St
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Koreatown

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Korean Festival

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http://www.lakoreanfestival.org/en/food.php

Los Angeles Restaurants: Enjoy National Dessert Day on Oct 14, 2015

Check out places in LA to satisfy your sweet tooth!

BierBiesl Imbiss

Sachertorte $5

One of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties, the cake consists of a dense chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam, coated in dark chocolate icing

Chocolate brownies

 

Esterhazy $6.50

A spiced buttercream, sandwiched between four to five layers of almond meringue dough. The torte is iced with a fondant glaze and decorated with a characteristic chocolate striped pattern

napolean cake

 

Messhall Kitchen

Banana Cream Jar Pie $9

Banana Cream Pie Dessert

Banana Cream Pie DessertVanilla wafer, whipped cream, toasted almond & Banana brûlée

Vanilla wafer, whipped cream, toasted almond & Banana brûlée 

Ocean Prime

Ten Layer Carrot Cake $12

carrot cake

Ten Layer Carrot Mexico

Cream Cheese Icing and Pineapple Syrup

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie $11

Peanut Butter Mousse, Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

Baked Alaska $12

primed baked alaska

Primed Baked Alaska

Pound cake with Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream, Toasted Meringue & Fresh Raspberries 

Carbon Beach Restaurant

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie $19

The Deep Dish Chocolate Chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce is a Carbon Beach Club favorite.