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Top 4 Events: Beer Float Night, Japanese Food Fair, Snack Food & Wine Pairing + Father's Day Beer Brunch Cruise

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Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Ice cream at McConnell's - MCCONNELL'S FINE ICE CREAM/THE SURLY GOAT
McConnell's Fine Ice Cream & the Surly Goat Beer Float Night

For one night only, the Surly Goat has invited McConnell's Fine Ice Creams for an evening of pouring beer over scoops of ice cream. Some of the flavor combinations slated include Firestone Walker Brewing Company's Velvet Merlin with Turkish Coffee ice cream. Each float will be $5.

WHAT: McConnell's Fine Ice Cream & the Surly Goat Beer Float Night

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: The Surly Goat, 7929 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 650-4628

COST: No additional cost

Mitsuwa Gourmet Food Fair

Beginning on Thursday, Mitsuwa Torrance will hold a food fair featuring the food of Japan. Check out specialties like seafood bento with salmon roe from Hokkaido, takoyaki (octopus fritters) from Osaka and Kobe-style waffles with a choice of custard, matcha or sesame chestnut flavors.

WHAT: Mitsuwa Gourmet Food Fair

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, to Sunday, June 16

WHERE: Mitsuwa Torrance, 21515 S. Western Ave., Torrance; (310) 782-0335

COST: No additional cost

All American Snack Food Mash-Up & Wine Tasting

Vintage Enoteca will host a pairing of snack food "mash-ups" with wine through the weekend, with three bite-sized snacks and three 2 1/2-ounce pours. Co-owner Jennifer Moore says it will be a "reimagination of lowbrow classics paired with boutique wines."

WHAT: All-American Snack Food Mash-Up & Wine Tasting

WHEN: Friday, June 15, to Sunday, June 16, 7-11 p.m.

WHERE: Vintage Enoteca, 7554 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; (323) 512-5278

COST: $30 per person

Father's Day Beer Brunch Cruise

Take the father figure in your life on a two-hour cruise with a buffet and unlimited beer, hosted by Hornblower Cruises and Events. Brunch options include poached prawns, New York strip loin with ancho chili demi-glace, and a variety of desserts. Live entertainment is scheduled for the cruise and all dads will receive a keepsake pint glass.

WHAT: Father's Day Beer Brunch Cruise

WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Fisherman's Village,13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 301-9900

COST: $69.95 plus tax, service charge and landing fee per person

And in related news:

- Now Open: Carson House in Beverly Hills + A Craft Beer Menu

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