Top 3 Weekend Food Events: Vegan Beer Festival, Foie Gras Battle + Michael McCarty's Farmer's Market Tour
L.A. Vegan Beer Festival
Sample beers from more than a dozen breweries, including Anchor, Epic, Fireman's Brew, Golden Road Brewing, Green Flash, Hangar 24, Karl Strauss and Smog City at this vegan-friendly event hosted by Tony's Darts Away, blogger Quarry Girl and The Roxy. Vendors and trucks including Seabirds, Mandoline Grill, Fresh Fries, Doomie's, Frankenstand, Plant Food for People and Amanda's Bakery will serve vegan food. Some proceeds will benefit the California Wildlife Center.
WHAT: L.A. Vegan Beer Festival
WHERE: The Roxy Theatre
WHEN: 1 - 5 p.m., May 12
COST: $45 ($50 at door); $55 for VIP ($60 at door); $20 for designated drivers ($25 at door).
foie gras at Le Comptoir
Foie Gras Battle
Twenty-three chefs partner with the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards to bring foie gras-centric dinners to four L.A. restaurants -- Animal (already sold out), Melisse, Lemon Moon and The Royce at the Langham.
WHAT: Foie Gras Battle
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., May 14
COST: $200 or $150 at Lemon Moon.
Michael's Santa Monica Monthly Market Meet-Up
Join chefs Michael McCarty and John-Carlos Kuramoto of Michael's on a tour of the Santa Monica farmers' market. Meet farmers, pick the best ingredients, and learn about the Garcia Farm's blood oranges and Coastal Farms' wild fennel. Then return to the restaurant for wine and a tasting. The price includes a copy of McCarty's new book, Welcome to Michael's: Great Food, Great People, Great Party!
WHEN: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., May 16
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