Tenth Anniversary Dinner at Cliff’s Edge — 6/26
Ten years in the restaurant business is nothing to sneeze at. To celebrate the accomplishment, Silver Lake’s Cliff’s Edge has invited a start-studded crew of guest chefs such as Nancy Silverton (Mozza) and Walter Manzke (Republique) as well as mixologist Matthew Biancaniello to collaborate on a 10-course dinner with resident toque Vartan Abgaryan. This event not only benefits your taste buds but also the community—a portion of the proceeds will go to Micheltorena Elementary School’s edible garden. Lucky you if you managed to score one of the $125 tickets. Rumor has it the event is sold out. More information.
Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Tracht in the Chandelier Room — 6/28
And they’re off! Chefs Christian Page, Nancy Silverton (Mozza), and Suzanne Tracht (Jar) are joining forces at Santa Anita Park’s Chandelier Room to cook up some seriously tasty daytime bites for the Gold Cup stakes race. More information.
Fifth Annual L.A. Street Food Fest — 6/28
With more than 100 vendors, including food trucks, carts, celebrity chefs, restaurants, beer, cocktails, wine, an ice cream social, and an iced coffee lounge—all for $55—we know how we’re spending our weekend. Participants include the Grilled Cheese Truck, Kraken Mobile, Aloha Plate, Bizarra Capital, and Sticky Rice, as well as Tacos Kokopelli and Aqui es Texcoco from Baja, Mexico. Bring your stretchy pants and come hungry. More information.
LA Weekly presents Tacolandia — 6/28
Tacos may be ubiquitous in L.A., but they’re also exceptionally diverse. Sample versions from more than 40 local and Mexican taco slingers during the second annual event, curated by our own Digest blogger, Bill Esparza. Pros like the Food Network’s Simon Majumdar, “Ask A Mexican” columnist Gustavo Arellano, and critic Besha Rodell will judge the offerings to select the city’s best taco. You can experience all this plus live music, tequila tastings, and more for $30. More information.
Art Beyond the Glass — 6/29
The third annual charity cocktail event features an expanded lineup of bartenders from across the city, such as Julian Cox and Josh Goldman (Soigné Group) and Karen Grill (Bestia). The mixologists will be creating drinks while showcasing their own artistic endeavors (think: paintings, sculptures, music) all for the benefit of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. More information.
Tavern’s “Low Country Boil” — 6/29
A taste of the south comes to Los Angeles as Tavern’s Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, together with chef de cuisine Amy Deaderick, honor the Low Country Boil—a delicious regional tradition from the coastal areas of the Carolinas. The feast features crawfish, crab legs, Andouille sausage, potatoes, and sweet corn—all served on newspaper-covered tables for $55. More information.