Sriracha Festival

We all know that person who carries a bottle of Sriracha in her pocket, just in case she needs to spice up something bland. As further proof that the sauce pairs well with everything, LOT 613 is hosting the first L.A. Sriracha Festival, where guests can enjoy vegetable dishes, desserts and even soda with that signature kick. The 21-and-older event will include local craft beers and cocktails, as well as an appearance from Huy Fong Food's Sriracha creator, David Tran. VIP guests get early access to the festival, reserved seating and a signed copy of The Veggie Lover's Sriracha Cookbook.

WHAT: L.A. Sriracha Festival

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.

WHERE: LOT 613, 613 Imperial St., Downtown Arts District; 323-934-7777.

COST: $49 in advance; $59 at the door; VIP $80 in advance, $90 at the door. 21 and older.

Bastide Dinner at Maison Giraud

The much-loved restaurant Bastide shut its doors in 2011, but chef — the first of many Bastide chefs — Alan Giraud is resurrecting his signature menu as part of his Four Star Dinner series. The one-night event will feature a seven-course dinner of Bastide favorites, including Maryland crab salad with muscat gelee and rack of lamb in black olive sauce. An additional wine pairing is available.

WHAT: Bastide Dinner at Maison Giraud

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Maison Giraud, 1032 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades; 310-459-7562.

COST: $75 for seven-course meal. $45 additional wine pairings.

John Currence Comes to Animal

In support of his new cookbook, Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey, chef John Currence brings a night of Southern cooking to Animal as part of chefs/owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo's Cooking With Friends series. The four-course meal will include Mississippi-inspired dishes like catfish “chips,” lamb neck stew and cornbread-stuffed quail. Tickets include a copy of Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey and part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

WHAT: Animal's Cooking With Friends: John Currence

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 6-11 p.m.

WHERE: Animal, 435 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax; 323-782-9225.

COST: $95, book included.

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