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TRAVELocal: Mexico Presented by Cocktail Academy & TRUFFL at Apartment A

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Cocktail Academy and TRUFFL have launched TRAVELocal, a monthly series of dinner parties that transport guests to another country through food and drink. [...]

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Art as an Appetizer: Secret Menu at Playa and Rivera Inspired by Pacific Standard Time

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Pacific Standard Time has inspired Art as an Appetizer, a collaboration between chef John Sedlar, artist Ron Cooper and mixologist Julian Cox. The trio has created a Secret Menu available now at Sedlar’s Playa and Rivera restaurants. [...]

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LA Street Food Fest – 2nd Annual Summer Tasting Event

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The LA Street Food Fest returns with its 2nd Annual Summer Tasting Event, taking place at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, July 16th. All-inclusive tickets include unlimited samples from 75+ food vendors, cocktail bars and tequila tastings, an Ice Cream Social, music and much more. [...]

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Cuatro de Mayo Celebration at La Descarga

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Special guest Bill Esparza will be leading the house band during La Descarga’s Cuatro de Mayo Celebration, featuring tequila and mezcal-fueled cocktails and shots, and free food courtesy of the Camarena Tequila Taco Truck. [...]

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Cinco de Mayo 2011: Bring On the Agave

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Cinco de Mayo may have limited national significance in Mexico, but here in the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s a great day to celebrate Mexican culture by imbibing some of its finest exports. Bars and restaurants all over town will be hosting special events on the day that honors the Mexican Army’s victory over the occupying French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. [...]

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Let’s Get This Party Started: Playa Opens February 11

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Anticipation is hitting a fever pitch for Playa, the new venture from Rivera chef John Sedlar opening Friday, February 11th. Foodies are salivating at the prospect of exploring Sedlar’s “Urban Latin Cuisine,” while cocktail enthusiasts are ready to sip the latest creations from acclaimed mixologist Julian Cox. [...]

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Dec. 16: Las Perlas Private Reserve Release and Mezcal Collective Launch

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On Thursday, December 16th, agave aficionados will have two excellent reasons to be at Las Perlas, the downtown L.A. shrine to mezcal and tequila: an exclusive release of Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, and the launch of the Mezcal Collective, an ongoing series of [...]

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July 18: Tequila Taste Too at The Wine House

This Sunday, July 18, The Wine House presents Tequila Taste Too, an afternoon of agave featuring tastings of dozens of top tequilas, an expanded mezcal section, cocktails and Mexican tapas. Proceeds benefit Komen for the Cure, LA County. [...]

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July 24: LA Street Food Fest – Summer Tasting Event

Following a February event that NBC’s Joshua Lurie called “a culinary earthquake that has triggered several mobile aftershocks,” the LA Street Food Fest returns with an all-new Summer Tasting Event on Saturday, July 24th at the Rose Bowl.

Event co-founders Shawna Dawson (Sauce [...]

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From Tlacolula with Love: Ilegal Mezcal Launch Party at Las Perlas

With its ancient distilling methods and complex, earthy flavor profile, mezcal has captured the hearts and palates of a growing number of admirers with every sip. Founded in 2007 and now available in the U.S., Ilegal Mezcal was introduced last month to an eager group of mezcal enthusiasts at Las Perlas. [...]

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