Beer and Grilled Cheese Pairing Night

Sample exotic beers and grilled cheese at Andrew's Cheese Shop at this popular annual event, which features tastings and tutorials with beer and cheese experts.

WHAT: Beer and Grilled Cheese Night

WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30-10 p.m.

WHERE: Andrew's Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

COST: $45

4th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest

Home cooks and professionals will be baking pies in five categories, including Fruit, Nut, Cream/Chiffon/Mousse, Savory, and Chris Burden's Metropolis II – inspired. Judges include some of LA's best chefs and food writers. Enter a pie, check out the competitors, or just enjoy a slice.

WHAT: Good Food Pie Contest

WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.

COST: Free

The Cabeza Debacle (Help Us Buy Ham)

This bizarre event will feature a lively communal reading of La Relación, conquistador Cabeza De Vaca's account of his journey to America as told to the king of Spain. The main event will be a ham bar, featuring top-shelf jamón ibérico alongside Spanish cheeses.

WHAT: The Cabeza Debacle

WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park

Art Institute L.A. Food Truck Battle

The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute will challenge students, food chefs and celebrity chefs to create a dish using themed ingredients. James Beard Award nominees Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, plus contestants from previous seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, the Lime Truck and Sky's Gourmet Tacos, will be on-site to judge the match-ups.

WHAT: Food Truck Battle

WHEN: Sat., Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m.

WHERE: Art Institute of California, 2900 31st St., Santa Monica

COST: Free

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