The Sunset Strip is getting all quaint! It seems that even the biggest party animals of the city aren't immune to the charms of artisanal brie and organic bok choy. A weekly summer event (through October), the Sunset Strip Market has the goal of encouraging local residents, employees, chefs, farmers and visitors to interact while accessing California-grown fruits and veggies as well as other handcrafted goods from local vendors. Some of the farmers hitting the Strip include Dairy Goddess, which specializes in farmstead cheeses from a third-generation dairy farm in Lemoore; Summer Harvest, providing heirloom tomatoes, cherries, peaches and other stone fruit; and Shear Rock Farms, offering squash, greens, herbs and other vegetables. There are children's activities to entertain the young ones, including the ambitiously titled "Farm Style Cooking for Kids," which happens the third Thursday of every month. The Craft Beer and Wine Garden features a rotating selection from a list of California wineries and brewers, and the live music and entertainment is curated by Viper Room booker Dayle Gloria. It's as almost as if Nikki Sixx strapped on an apron and started making lavender chevre, or Drew Barrymore invested her money in a designer pinot grigio -- oh wait, she did: Barrymore Wines was last week's featured wine. City parking lot between Horn Avenue and Sherbourne Drive, 8755 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Thursdays, thru Oct. 31; free. (310) 659-7368, sunsetstripmarket.com.
Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Starts: Aug. 29. Continues through Oct. 31, 2013
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