Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Beer + Grilled Cheese Pairing, Iberico Ham Quest, Good Food Pie Contest + Food Truck Battle
Grilled Cheese at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
Beer and Grilled Cheese Pairing Night
Sample exotic beers and grilled cheese at Andrew's Cheese Shop at this popular annual event, which features tastings and tutorials with beer and cheese experts.
WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30-10 p.m.
WHERE: Andrew's Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
4th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest
Home cooks and professionals will be baking pies in five categories, including Fruit, Nut, Cream/Chiffon/Mousse, Savory, and Chris Burden's Metropolis II - inspired. Judges include some of LA's best chefs and food writers. Enter a pie, check out the competitors, or just enjoy a slice.
WHAT: Good Food Pie Contest
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.
The Cabeza Debacle (Help Us Buy Ham)
This bizarre event will feature a lively communal reading of La Relación, conquistador Cabeza De Vaca's account of his journey to America as told to the king of Spain. The main event will be a ham bar, featuring top-shelf jamón ibérico alongside Spanish cheeses.
WHAT: The Cabeza Debacle
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park
Art Institute L.A. Food Truck Battle
The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute will challenge students, food chefs and celebrity chefs to create a dish using themed ingredients. James Beard Award nominees Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, plus contestants from previous seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, the Lime Truck and Sky's Gourmet Tacos, will be on-site to judge the match-ups.
WHAT: Food Truck Battle
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: Art Institute of California, 2900 31st St., Santa Monica
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