It's August in Los Angeles. Time to listen to Vin Scully on the radio (here's that Time Warner petition), dream of rain, and get tickets to our Pancake Breakfast. Plan your weekend events and juice fasts accordingly. If you haven't seen the (pink!) artwork on your neighborhood's LA Weekly newspaper box, here's a reminder that the annual Pancake Breakfast is coming. Your local food event, as a huge boozy brunch.
This year's event is being held at the Park Plaza Hotel, near MacArthur Park, on Sunday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curated by the lovely and talented Evan Kleiman, the restaurants coming include, in convenient alphabetical order: A-Frame, Amara's Chocolate & Coffee, Beachwood Cafe, Berlin Currywurst, BLD, Canelé, Copenhagen Pastry, East Borough, Eggslut, EuroPane Bakery, Farmshop, Fifty Seven, Fred 62, Goldie's, Good Girl Dinette, Gottsui, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe ...
... Jist Café, Jongewaard's Bake n Broil, Kitchen Mouse, Kobawoo House, KTCHN DTLA, Little Flower Candy Company, Little Next Door, Locali Conscious Convenience, Localita & The Badasserie, Lucky Duck by Square One, Mendocino Farms, Metro Cafe, McConnell's Fine Ice Cream, Pez Cantina, Poppy Cake Baking Co. in Sierra Madre, Salt's Cure, Secret Chinese Delivery, Sweet Butter Kitchen, The Waffle, Valerie Confections and Wexler’s Deli.
General admission tickets are $35 through August 17, and then go to $40. Ticket includes entry into the event, selection of 40+ food samples, beer, wine and cocktail samples as well as water and juice, entertainment and LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast Collector's Mug. (Yes, I know. Woo-hoo.) VIP Tickets are $55 through August 17, and then go to $60. These tickets include all that stuff previously mentioned, plus a gift bag and access to an actual lounge with reserved seating and a Mimosa Bar. (Sorry, we're still working on bottle service. Maybe next year!)
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