Heads up Seth Rogen fans – on Friday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rogen and Adam Shapiro will be making a special appearance at a Shappy Pretzel Co. pop-up at The Grove L.A. For one day only, Shappy Pretzel Co. will be serving up pretzels with all proceeds going to Hilarity For Charity; a nonprofit bringing light to Alzheimer’s. Available for pre-order and on-site purchase, the pop-up will feature fan-favorites: three original pretzels for $10, little bites for $6, and Oreo filled for $12. Specially created to honor World Alzheimer’s Month is the ‘Cumin Get It’ flavor, available in a pack of 3 for $10. All proceeds from pretzel sales will benefit HFC. The pretzels will also pop up from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Glendale at The Americana at Brand.
On Sunday, October 10, Family Style Food Festival returns to Television City on Fairfax for a day of outdoor music, art and exclusive menu and merchandise items. The festival, sponsored by Doordash and Crocs, includes food vendors like Park’s BBQ, Hotville Chicken, Broad Street Oyster Co., Crossroads Kitchen, Kato and Bootleg Pizza. Merchandise brands participating include OFF-WHITETM, Nike, Guess U.S.A, The Hundreds and Free & Easy.
Also at the festival, Family Style and Crocs will launch “Sole of the Kitchen,” a campaign honoring restaurant workers and will donate 10,000 pairs of Crocs to independent restaurants across the country. Guests at the festival can enter Crocs’s interactive booth and nominate their favorite restaurants to receive free Crocs. Tickets for the festival are now on sale here.
Agua Caliente Casinos welcome Saeed “Hawk” House this fall for a three-property bartender residency kicking off in the desert on Thursday, October 7 at 6 p.m. at Agave Caliente. The mohawked influencer is a craft cocktail bartender at Toca Madera, listed on Foodandwine.com’s “20 Black Mixologists You Need on Your Radar”. During the three-day residency, he’ll also be pouring at the Agua Caliente Casino in downtown Palm Springs on Friday, October 8 and at Pivat Cigar Lounge, in the Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage on Saturday, October 9.
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