April 2017 Food Events & Festivals in Los Angeles
Can’t believe it’s April already! This month is heavily backloaded with multiple events happening the last weekend of the month, but there are definitely still events earlier in the month worth checking out:
Mondays, April 3rd and 17th – Hanging with Harris Dinner Series: Professional master of ceremony Billy Harris is literally the host with the most … events, that is! In addition to hosting two of my favorite food events–L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade and the aforementioned COCHON555 (all stops on tour!)–he somehow finds time to host a bunch of dinners here in L.A. Past dinners have sold out quick, but you still have a chance to hang out with Billy Harris a couple more times this month (and next), first with Michael Cimarusti at Connie & Ted’s on the 3rd and then with Neal Fraser at Redbird on the 17th. Tickets are $125.
Saturday, April 8th – FounderMade Future of Food Summit: The schedule for this conference is packed with panels from food entrepreneurs. Folks in the food industry will likely find this more useful than consumers, but it’s a great opportunity to see how others got started and how they’re thriving.
Saturday, April 8th – LA Beer Fest: This event features over 70 different breweries, as well as food from food trucks, and live musical entertainment. Admission ranges from $45 to $80 and includes all beer tastings (food sold separately). Daytime and evening sessions are available.
Saturday, April 29th – Burgers & Beer: LA Weekly’s celebration of meat, buns, and brews, has moved to April this year, rather than the blazing hot August dates in the past. Enjoy beers from Angel City, Firestone, Lagunitas, Pizza Port, Santa Monica Brew Works, The Bruery, and more, with burgers from Belcampo, Button Mash, Hinoki and the Bird, Hopdoddy, Myke’s Cafe, Pono Burger, Slaters, The Upper West, WOLF, and more! Tickets are $55 for GA, $75 for VIP with early entry and a gift bag.
Sunday, April 30th – Dessert Fest: Time Out L.A.’s sweets-centric event is the first of many taking place on the last Sunday of the month. Enjoy desserts from Magnolia, Ococoa, The Walrus and the Hedgehog (love the name!) and more.
Sunday, April 30th – Taste of the Eastside: This event celebrating all things Eastside, takes place in a beautiful oasis next to the L.A. River, and features such establishments as Haché LA, Tsubaki, Red Herring, Silver Lake Wine, Fat Dragon, Go Get Em Tiger, and more! Tickets are $45-$75 and just $12 for kids 12 and under.
Sunday, April 30th – Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction: Benefiting the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, this event draws out many of the great local restaurants including Ashland Hill, The Curious Palate, FIG, Michael’s, Sushi Roku, Upper West, and more!
Sunday, April 30th – Movable Feast: This fundraiser for St. John’s Well Child & Family Center features chefs and restaurants such as David Feau, Angelo Auriana (Factory Kitchen, Officine Brera), Gilberto Cetina (Chichen Itza, Holbox), Charles Olalia (Ricebar), Joji Inoue (Chaya Downtown), Micah Wexler (Wexler’s Deli), and more!