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Labor Day Weekend

The Taste Join in the Los Angeles Times‘ The Taste, its annual festival celebrating the flavors of the world. Hosted by The Times’ Food staff and acclaimed L.A. chefs and bartenders, The Taste will transform Paramount Pictures Studios into the ultimate epicurean pop-up and block party. Admission to each of the five events includes unlimited tastings from the city’s best kitchens and a variety of wine, beer and seasonal cocktails. Opening Night (Friday, 7:30-10:30 pm) features a collection of tastings, cocktail and wine offerings,...

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Wednesday: Boneyard Bistro’s “Chef’s Tasting Menu”  The BBQ eatery will host an exclusive tasting event themed on hatch chilies, curated by Chef/Owner Aaron Robins and Executive Chef Erica Abell who will serve the following specials: Sopapillas with Hatch Chili-Infused Honey; “Tex Mex” Tostada Salad with hatch chili chimichurri, marinated chicken, nopales, black beans, romaine, kale, queso fresco, olives, guacamole, sour cream, and hatch chili-lime dressing; Hatch Chimichanga Popper…”Kinda,” braised short rib, refried beans, cream cheese, cheddar, and salsa verde; Smoked Brisket Torta – pickled hatch chili and...

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Echo Park Rising Echo Park will be overflowing with this four-day festival of music, food, and art! Expect a slew of great bands and I bet you will discover some new ones too. $20+; Through Sunday, 1 pm; 1822 W. Sunset Blvd, The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Some Like it Hot at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) go on the run from Chicago...

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Monday: BaleenKitchen’s New Social Hour Following the restaurant’s recent remodel, BaleenKitchen is announcing a new Social Hour menu available in BaleenLounge. The drink menu includes $4 Weihenstephaner Heffe, $6 glasses of house wine, $7 Margaritas, and $7 Moscow Mules on tap. Food offerings include $1 market oysters (with purchase of a bottle of Prosecco, minimum 12 or $2.50 each with no Prosecco, minimum 6), Crispy Calamari for $5, Ahi Tuna Taco for $6, Baleen Slider for $4, and Parmesan-Truffle Fries...

Wining & Dining with Four Seasons Hotels

This past week was a week full of wining and dining with Four Seasons Hotels. On Wednesday, I joined the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, their Executive Chef, Thomas Bellec and Chef/Owner of Redbird, Neal Fraser for a preview dinner of Chef Fest 2017. The following Friday, I headed to Four Seasons Westlake Village, where I dined at a preview dinner from Executive Chef, Jose Fernandez and Executive Pastry Chef, Patrick Fahy to celebrate an upcoming hotel redesign including new dining...