Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Craft Beer Crawl, Brew At The Zoo, Hudson Block Party, Porchetta Roast, Perfectasy
Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl
With a beer selection curated by The Beer Chicks, you can hit seven downtown bars -- Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Cole's, Las Perlas , Casey's, Caña and Broadway Bar -- to sample over 50 beers from 26 breweries including Allagash, Ballast Point, Bootlegger's, Brouwerij West, Craftsman, Deschutes, Ladyface, Maui Brewing Co., Nibble Bit Tabby, Ommegang, Strand and Taps.
Where: see above
When: 3 - 8 p.m., August 13
Cost: $49 (Buy tix here.)
Brew At The Zoo
Sup 5-ounce pours from 45 brewers including Hangar 24, Cismontane, Belmont Brewing Company, Eagle Rock Brewery, Left Coast, Firestone and more.
Where: Los Angeles Zoo
When: 6 - 9 p.m., August 12
Cost: $45; $25, designated driver. Participants must be 21 years of age. (Buy tix here.)
Hudson Block Party
Food from Baby Blues BBQ, coffee from Intelligentsia and half-a-dozen bands including Andy Clockwise, Races, Dead Sara, LP, Ross Sea Party, Red Arrow Messenger at this neighborhood block party and fundraiser for the West Hollywood Library.
Where: The Hudson
When: 1 - 11 p.m., August 13th
Cost: $7 before 4 p.m.; $10 after 4 p.m. 21 & over.
Porchetta Roast & Ferragosto Celebration
The traditional festivities for Ferragosto, an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15th, include a roast porchetta. Cecconi's does their version with a pig that has been deboned, stuffed with garlic, rosemary, fennel and other herbs, then roasted over an open fire. You don't have to be Italian to like the sound of that.
Where: Cecconi's West Hollywood
When: 3 - 7 p.m., August 14
Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids
Because food isn't just for eating, it's for wearing, Royal/T turns over their art and retail space to candy-coated local jewelry brand OnchMovement and their lineup of cheeky food-themed adornments like a necklace of fried eggs and a bacon bracelet.
When: through August 31st
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