More Food Events: Chopped Viewing, Taco Night + A Vegan Texas BBQ Class

Pretzel at Tom Bergin's
Pretzel at Tom Bergin's
Tom Bergin's

Chopped Viewing with Brandon Boudet

Chef Brandon Boudet of Little Dom's, Dominick's, Tom Bergin's Tavern, and 101 Coffee Shop participated as a contestant on the high-intensity Food Network show Chopped. Tonight is his viewing party at Tom Bergin's Tavern. The pub will be extending its normal happy hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. by an hour, ending at 8 p.m. as a result. The happy hour menu includes $1.50 tap ponies, $5 well spirits and cottage pie cheese fries for $5 each.

WHAT: Chopped Viewing with Brandon Boudet

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tom Bergin's Tavern, 840 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles; (323) 936-7151.

COST: No additional cost

Taco Night at Jar Bar

Chef Suzanne Tracht will bring back a taco night for one night only with four tacos, $7-8 each, and three $14 margarita options (spicy watermelon, blackberry, cucumber with a sweet chili rim) featuring Peligroso Tequila at Jar. The taco options include grilled market fish with roasted corn salsa and a duck taco with tamarind and Maui Gold pineapple.

WHAT: Taco Night at Jar Bar

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566.

COST: No additional cost

Vegan Texas BBQ Class

Spork Foods is teaching a class on Texas BBQ classics, beginning with a pulled BBQ jackfruit entree, which is paired with crunchy peanut coleslaw, maple-bacon cornbread, and fresh sweet cherry shortcakes.

WHAT: Vegan Texas BBQ Class

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.

WHERE: Spork Foods, 7494 Santa Monica Blvd., No. 302, West Hollywood; (323) 512-5544.

COST: $70 per person

And in related news:

- Where The Chefs Eat: Dominick's and Little Dom's Brandon Boudet

- Meatless Mondays: Spork Foods + A Black Bean Burger Recipe

- Jar: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

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