When was the last time you had the chance to enjoy free food and drink while you did your holiday shopping? And no, Costco doesn't count.

Tomorrow, December 17th, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., more than twenty Beverly Boulevard stores–from La Brea Avenue to Curson–will stay open late to offer special deals, discounts, and free food during a one night holiday shopping event. You'll have the chance to get your fill of gratis nibbles and cocktails while taking care of that holiday gift list.

Nosh on free food and drink while shopping for discounted items at Beverly Boulevard's neighborhood stores like l.a. Eye Works, Suss Design, Rehab Vintage Interiors, Ten Over Six, and Diane Merrick Clothing Salon. More than a handful of shop owners will offer sales items and complimentary snacks and drinks like gingerbread cookies, cheese and crackers, wine, champagne, and even Swedish glögg.

Neighboring restaurants like BLD, Eva, Grace, Milk, Susina Bakery, and Buddha's Belly will be offering gratis bites and discounted menu items, Eva restaurant will be giving away egg creams and fried chicken, and Itacho will offer free desserts. Shoppers who spend $75 or less at a participating retail shop can get a coupon from BLD or Grace for a free dessert. And for holiday shoppers in need of a cocktail, Buddha's Belly plans on extending their happy hour for the event, so you can drink and shop too.

Park on Beverly, or valet with Grace, BLD, or Eva Restaurant. Leave your car and enjoy the walk between stores. Gotta work off all that free food somehow.

Brooke Burton is also the author of Food Woolf.

LA Weekly