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The best events this week
Taste of Italy
Glorious amounts of authentic Italian cuisine will take over DTLA for the seventh-annual Taste of Italy come October 10. If your mouth is already watering from thoughts of Parmigiano-Reggiano, homemade pasta, Napolitano style pizza and flowing red wine, you’re not alone. Scores of the region’s best restaurants (think Valentino, Drago Centro, Al Bacio, De Luca Trattoria, and more) are set to attend, alongside Italian and California-Italian wineries, live entertainment, demonstrations and celebrity guests. Expect live performances from the LA Opera, a tribute to Frank Sinatra, and vocalist Giovanna Gattuso. All proceeds will go towards the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the Italian Hall. Tickets for general admission include six food and six wine tastings (swoon), while premier tickets offer eight food and eight wine tastings, a VIP gift bag and red carpet entrance. Head to 424 North Main St for this annual Italian grande festa (we suggest wearing loose pants).
Beachwood BBQ’s SourFest 2015
The biennial Beachwood BBQ SourFest returns to the delight of beer-lovers with a weeklong tribute to some of the country's best sour beers. From October 6-11, all taps at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach (131 Main St), plus a handful of taps at their Long Beach location (210 E 3rd St), will host a unique selection of sour beers. Each evening at 6pm, one or both of the Beachwood locales will feature a Brewers Night, showcasing sour kegs from local and nationally recognized breweries. Check Beachwood's facebook page, where the master list of sours will be posted as the fest gets closer. Plus, since the number of beers to sample will be limitless (or as limitless as your liver allows), the event will feature a free shuttle running between the Seal Beach and Long Beach locations from October 6-11.
The Supper that Cures Everything
As part of their Fall Bookfest Dinner series, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present a dinner with author Ruth Reichl. The Sunday dinner will showcase dishes from Reichl's new book, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. Expect menu items that will truly represent the healing properties of cooking such as creamed lobster claws on toasted brioche, a heavenly soup-like concoction that includes tomatoes and cream, potatoes and green garlic and a cake for dessert that has been claimed to cure everything. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase Reichl's book for $35 as well as optional wine pairings for $40.
Bar10 Promotion for AIDS Walk Los Angeles
Cool off from the 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles with a frosty mimosa at West Hollywood’s Bar10. Participants in the 10k fundraiser will receive 50% off one brunch menu item, which includes carb-fueling breakfast pasta, savory fried chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, bottomless mimosas and more tasty grub. Drop by the laid-back bar for a well-deserved discouned treat anytime from noon to 4pm.
Bakers Will Bake
Bake sales never looked this good in middle school—and it’s probably because LA’s top pastry chefs weren’t manning the kitchen. This Sunday, head to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market for fresh baked goods prepared by pros like Shannon Swindle of Craft LA, Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry, Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery, Christine Moore of Lincoln and Jonathan Graham of Compartes Chocolatier. Proceeds from the third annual event will go towards The Edible Schoolyard at Larchmont Charter School, informing children about food, farming, community and sustainability. With pastries this tasty also serving a great cause, it’s guaranteed to make your morning coffee taste better.
Burbank Beer Festival
If you're looking for a quieter alternative to the usual Oktoberfest chaos, the inaugural Burbank Beer Festival might be your jam. This celebration will canvas several blocks of downtown Burbank, transforming San Fernando Boulevard into an outdoor street festival featuring over 85 brews on tap from local and out-of-state craft breweries. Tickets include a tasting glass and 3-ounce craft beer samples from more than 45 breweries. Admission to the street fair portion is free so the rest of the family can enjoy live music, vendors and more!