Top 3 Events: MPK Night Market, Hungry Cat Crab Fest + Josey Baker Bread Bake
Aunty Merry street corn
Monterey Park Night Market
The first MPK Night Market is coming, with food booths, food trucks, merchandise vendors, art exhibitions, live entertainment, carnival games, sponsor tents and more. The city also approved its first public beer and wine garden at a park for the event, brining local craft beers from California breweries. Among the many food vendors coming: Fluff Ice, Carb & Nation, Aunty Merry, Iota Cafe and Ice Cream Lab.
WHAT: Monterey Park Night Market
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 5-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park.
COST: Event is free; food and drinks are for sale at various vendor stalls.
Hungry Cat crab fest
photo courtesy of Eleana | Choudown
Hungry Cat Crab Fest
Chef-owner David Lentz and company are throwing their annual Crab Fest — this is their 10th — at the original Hungry Cat location in Hollywood. For the uninitiated, this is a yearly, one-day, five-course crab feast, Lentz's ode to his native Baltimore, sort of, with much to eat and drink. On the menu this year: crab salad, Maryland crab soup, soft-shell crab po'boy, Mexican street corn salad, steamed Maryland blue crabs and dulce de leche panna cotta. The Hungry Cat raw bar and the restaurant's many great cocktails also will be available. Yes, you need tickets, which you can buy in person at the restaurant or by phone at 323-462-2155. Probably reserve sooner rather than later, as this is very popular.
WHAT: Hungry Cat Crab Fest
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 1 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hungry Cat Hollywood, 1535 N. Vine St., Los Angeles; 323-462-2155.
COST: $75 per person (plus tax and service charge); drinks and à la carte items are more.
Josey Baker Book Signing and Public Bread Bake
San Francisco baker and cookbook author Josey Baker is coming to Grist & Toll for a signing of his new book, Josey Baker Bread. Put on jointly by Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll and Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology, the event will have snacks, bread, beer and wine. MIchael O'Malley and his mobile bread oven (M.O.M.O.) will also be on hand to bake off your loaves, so bring unbaked bread with you. Bakes will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to bring bread.
WHAT: Josey Baker Book Signing and Public Bread Bake
WHEN: July 31, 4-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Grist & Toll, 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena; 626-441-7400.
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