Italian Feast of San Gennaro

Jimmy Kimmel and pal Adam Carolla kick off this three-day feast of Italian cuisine and culture on Thursday night (Prima Notte) with all-day festivities through Sunday. Expect lots of sausage, lasagna and cannoli.

WHAT: Italian Feast of San Gennaro

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 27-30

WHERE: Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.

COST: Opening night $50; Daily pass $5

Chinese Moon Festival Feast at Café Sierra

Join Café Sierra inside the Hilton Universal City for a mid-autumn buffet of Chinese favorites, including seafood soup, abalone, lobster, Peking duck, Alaskan wild snails and much more.

WHAT: Chinese Moon Festival Feast

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: Café Sierra, Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City

COST: $56

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

Suzanne Goin's annual food festival benefiting children's cancer research returns, with appearances from Jimmy Kimmel, Aziz Ansari, Neil Patrick Harris and top national chefs like Marc Vetri, April Bloomfield and Jonathan Waxman.

WHAT: L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29, 12-4 p.m.

WHERE: Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City

COST: $175

4th Annual L.A. Beer Float Showdown

Presented by Food GPS, five teams of top L.A. chefs and local breweries will collaborate to create the ultimate beer float, and every attendee gets a vote.

WHAT: L.A. Beer Float Showdown

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2-5 p.m.

WHERE: Golden Road Brewing, 5430 W. San Fernando Road, L.A.

COST: $35; $45 VIP

L.A. Beer Week Festival

Attendees can enjoy unlimited 4-ounce tastes of beer from more than 70 of the world's most respected craft and artisan breweries, including some rare and special releases. Food trucks and local artisans also will be on site to peddle their treats.

WHAT: L.A. Beer Week Festival

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30, 12-4 p.m.

WHERE: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., dwntwn.

COST: $50

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