Starting this week, Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts is at it again with good deals on spooky donuts and Bibo Ergo Sum invites guests to be part of the menu-creating process.  Here’s what’s happening in L.A.

Saturday, October 5

Husbands that tipple and award-winning food bloggers, Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez will be at  National Food and Beverage Foundation for an afternoon of storytelling and cocktails. Guests can enjoy samples of two of their signature libations — Aurora Spring and Tropical Rum Punch — and refreshments prepared with fresh fare from Melissa’s Produce. After the program, Adam & Ryan will sign copies of Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen. Admission is free with RSVP.

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Husbands that tipple: Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez (Pacific Food and Beverage Museum)

Sunday, October 6 

B-Sides at Bibo launches on Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. This week the team at the West Hollywood watering hole  Bibo Ergo Sum announces the launch of a new weekly program that invites its regulars to be a part of creating new menus. Known as B-Sides, the program will take the process of research and development from behind the scenes and place it front and center, where bartenders will be workshopping cocktails with guests in real time.bibo ergo sum b sides 964508

Bibo Ergo Sum B-Sides  (Courtesy of Bibo Ergo Sum)Each week, a custom one off-menu of “singles” will be offered to guests, which will be dependent upon the spirits, unique flavor combinations, and presentations the staff is developing. The team will also be tinkering with “duets,” elevating the traditional boilermaker to a higher experimental level with more unique pairings.

Since singles and duets at B-Sides are still a work in progress, they will be available at a discounted price of $6 and $12, respectively. Some cocktails will go on to be hits and land on future menus while others will live as cult favorites, only appearing at these Sunday B-Sides sessions. Each week the bartenders will play vinyl records of their choice, and regulars and friends of the bar are encouraged to bring in some of their favorite records to be played at the bar as well.

Monday, October 7

In honor of   National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will be partnering with LA Pink Dragons by frosting their signature coconut cake with pink icing in honor and will donate $1 from each slice to LA Pink Dragons starting Monday through Oct. 31st.  LA Pink Dragons is a local organization and California’s first breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team. The team is dedicated to improving fitness and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

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LA Pink Dragons Cake at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills (Courtesy of Ocean Prime)

Saturday, October 12

The 11th annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles  takes place on October 12 in downtown Los Angeles. For one evening, the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles is transformed into an Italian piazza, where 2,500 Italophiles join celebrities, dignitaries, and philanthropists to eat, drink, and mingle. Just some of the participating restaurants include Osteria Cal Mare, Burrata House, Celestino, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele and N. 10 Restaurant.

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Death Row Buttermilk Glaze Sugar Skull Donut (Courtesy of Trejo’s Donuts)

Trejo’s Donuts is rolling out their  Spooktacular Halloween Donuts this week through Halloween. The lineup includes a machete- filled donut with house-made berry jam and dark chocolate glaze, a batty vegan dark chocolate donut and a  ghostly boo-chata with horchata pastry cream and Horchata glaze. The Death Row- raised donuts come with neon colored glazes and  neon colored sugar skulls. There’s a  candy corn donut with buttermilk glaze and a Witch’s Brew fritter with  candy eyes and Halloween sprinkles.

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Vegan Darck Chocolate Batty Donut (Courtesy of Trejo’s Donuts)





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