A few more events to wrap up October…
Sunday the 22nd – Eastside Food Festival: I can’t believe this event is only in its 4th year, I’ve always had a great time at the Eastside Food Fest. It feels like hanging out with friends, at the Mack Sennett Studios! Some great new participants like Cosa Buona, Fat Dragon, RBTA, We Have Noodles, as well as ESFF mainstays like Button Mash/Starry Kitchen, Ohana, and more! There will be panels, demos, and more! Tickets are $95 for VIP (one hour early entry), $65 for GA, and $50 for designated drivers/non-drinkers!
Monday the 23rd – Los Angeles Times’ The Gold List: This event has moved around and changed names in past years but is the launch party for Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants list! This year it’s known as The Gold List and is taking place at The MacArthur. 30 of the top restaurants in town will be there–and highly likely, though not guaranteed, to be on the 101 list–including Animal, Bestia, Howlin’ Rays, Maude, Mozzaplex, RiceBar, Shunji, Taco Maria, Trois Mec, and more! Tickets are $135.
Saturday the 27th to Sunday the 29th – Taste Talks: I had such an amazing time at Taste Talks last year. The first day had great panels and then the second day had a cookout! This year, they are combining both in one day at Mack Sennett Studios, so people can go back and forth between eating and attending the panels, discussions, etc. The conference schedule isn’t up yet, but there’s a partial list of folks who’ll be their, for either the conference or the cookout, or both! They include the Badmaash clan, Ellen Bennett/Hedley & Bennett, Katsuji Tanabe/Mexikosher, Michael Fiorelli/Love & Salt, Christian Page/Cassell’s, Jon Yao/Kato, and more! There is also a kick-off dinner on Saturday. Tickets are $149 for an All-Access Pass to the entire weekend’s festivities, or $99 for the Saturday dinner, $79 for the Foodie Pass (conference + cookout), or $49 for the cookout.