Top 4 Weekend Food Events: DineLA Restaurant Week, East L.A. Meets Napa, L.A. Street Food Fest + Live & Dine L.A.
Green Mole Taco at East L.A. Meets Napa
DineLA Restaurant Week
Many of the city's top restaurants will be offering special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during DineLA restaurant, an event which allows diners to sample new eateries at a reduced price. Check out discoverlosangeles.com for a complete list of participants.
WHAT: DineLA Restaurant Week
WHEN: July 16-27
WHERE: Locations and times vary by restaurant
COST: Lunch: $15/$20/$25; Dinner: $25/$35/$45
East L.A. Meets Napa
Hosted by Altamed Health Services, this yearly charity event pairs some of East L.A.'s best chefs with top California winemakers. Expect over 100 restaurants and vineyards, including Cacao Mexicatessen, Guelaguetza, Cook's Tortas, and many more.
WHAT: East L.A. Meets Napa
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Union Station
COST: $200 per person
L.A. Street Food Fest
The largest street food festival has gotten even larger this year, moving back to the Rose Bowl for a day filled with food trucks, award-winning chefs, ice cream, and cocktails. Over 100 vendors, plus a variety of entertainment.
WHAT: L.A. Street Food Fest
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 3-4:30 p.m. (VIP only), 5-9 p.m. (general admission)
WHERE: Pasadena Rose Bowl
COST: $45 General, $65 VIP
Live & Dine L.A.
Angeleno magazine presents awards from its 2012 "Restaurant Issue" at this gala event, which includes a tasting and cooking demos presented by the award-winning chefs. The event benefits P.S. Arts, a L.A. based charity that provides funding for arts education in public schools.
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fairmont Miramar Hotel
COST: $95 General; $150 VIP
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