August has one of the biggest food events around at the end of the month, L.A. Food & Wine (August 24th through 27th), but there are some that look good for earlier in the month:
Saturday, August 5th – Plate by Plate LA: As I mentioned before, this was the event that got me into food events several years ago. It was also the first event I covered professionally, for Eater LA. The restaurants are curated by none other than kevinEats, who always pulls together some of the best chefs and restaurants in LA to support this Asian/Asian-American organization, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Returning restaurants include Hamasaku, KazuNori, Mardi, Redbird, Republique, Restauration, Rosaline, Starry Kitchen, and more! Newcomers include Kali, Kato, Manuela, The Ponte, Tsubaki, The Wallace, WOLF, and more! Tickets are $150 for GA, and $250 for VIP, which gives you 1 hour early entry to the event plus access to the VIP area for exclusive tastings from Otium and Scratch|Bar, who pioneered the mini four-course tasting menu at PbP’s VIP area years ago.
Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th – BrunchCon: This event, which started just last year, is back for two days of brunching. I actually haven’t been to this event, so I’m not sure what to expect, and I won’t be able to attend, but it looks interesting, so I’m including it for you, my readers. Tickets are $65 for GA and $90 for VIP, and there’s two sessions for each day.
Saturday, August 12 – Taco Knockout: This event, held by Thrillist LA, brings 9+ great tacos from restaurants such as Aqui es Texcoco, MexiKosher, Duke’s, Slapfish, and more. Price can’t be beat at $35!
I’ll do a post just on L.A. Food & Wine (August 24th through 27th) next week, so look for that! Other events to look forward to, in September: Los Angeles Times’ The Taste September 1st through 3rd, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade on September 9th, An Evening on the Beach on September 14th, and more!