Vegan pizza
Vegan pizza
Mohawk Bend

Top 3 Events: Vegan Pizza Day, Taste at the Grove + Waves of Grain Beer Fest

Vegan Pizza Day

June 29 is Vegan Pizza Day and, in commemoration, chef Erick Simmons will offer five pizza options -- four savory and one sweet -- for $10 each at Mohawk Bend. The menu will include Green Goddess, a pizza topped with roasted garlic, scallions, olives, green beans, arugula and fresh herbs. For dessert, there's a peach (pizza) pie, with roasted peaches, raspberries and cashew cream.

WHAT: Vegan Pizza Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. to close

WHERE: Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; (213) 483-2337.

COST: No additional cost

Taste at the Grove

The Grove has planned a full day of tastings and cooking demos in anticipation of Restaurant Week. Chefs from restaurants at the Grove and in the surrounding neighborhoods (Roxana Julapat at Cooks County; Neal Fraser of BLD and Fritzi Dog) will share their cooking tips onstage throughout the day. There also will be a tasting from restaurants at the retail complex from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for $20 per person.

WHAT: Taste at the Grove

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 900-8080

COST: No admission fee

Waves of Grain Beer Fest

Forty-plus breweries will offer samples of their ales at Shade Hotel, the Manhattan Beach boutique hotel named by Condé Nast's Traveler as a top reason to visit Los Angeles. A ticket provides access to tastes from breweries like Angel City Brewery, Brouwerij West, Noble Ale Works, Deschutes, Firestone, Smog City and the Bruery. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Richstone Family Center.

WHAT: Waves of Grain Beer Fest

WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 3-6 p.m.

WHERE: Shade Hotel, 1221 W. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach; (310) 546-4995

COST: $40 presale plus handling fee per person; $50 at the door


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