As summer sets in the City of Angels, we crave a few more poolside barbeques, outdoor concerts and festivals where we can eat, drink and enjoy the music in the sunshine. The good thing is that there are still many cool summer happenings left this season. Spice up your summer travels in true LA style with fabulous food and wine events heating up Los Angeles before Labor Day.
The collision of cuisine and culture is a beautiful thing at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival (August 22-25). This four-day and city-wide festival is an epicurean extravaganza with the most celebrated chefs and culinary artists in the country. In its fourth year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases the amazing food and drink culture of LA, where foodies and wine lovers know how to party.
With only a few weekends left of summer vacation and the kids getting ready to go back to school, this is the perfect way to toast the season. Sample incredible food, wine, and cocktails from prominent chefs, sommeliers and producers. Sip incredible wines from California, France and Italy. Indulge in the foods and trends of famous chefs like Lorena Garcia, Richard Blais, and Michelle Bernstein. And when you think it can’t get any better, sip and savor to the music of the hottest bands.
Food and spirit tastings, strolling marquee events, hip restaurant lunches, book signings, and, of course, the after parties. Brew lovers will enjoy a few sips of heaven at Beer & Bites and cooking fans will be wowed by the Iron Chef Morimoto cooking demonstration.
There’s always more cooking and mixing in LA this summer – from BBQ beach parties to street tacos s to beer tasting. The Los Angeles area is melting pot of good eats and beats, so check out these local food festivals around the city.
4th Annual L.A. Taco Fest - August 16
Mexico Food Fair - August 21-23
4th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival - August 22-24
Taste of Brews - August 23
33rd Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off Carnival & Fair - August 29 - Sept 1