Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Eat Real Fest: Watermelon pickles meet steer butchery

So after a couple of successful Oakland festivals, Eat Real is heading down to Helms Bakery near Culver City on July 16 and 17 for a giant artisanal food fair. Along with local favorites like Cast Iron Gourmet bacon and Lindy and Grundy are Miracle Mile Bitters and Carlsbad Aquafarm Oysters and localish breweries including Eagle Rock Brewing, Craftsman, The Bruery, Stone and Lost Abbey.
A slew of classes and demonstrations cover DIY subjects from bitters to sauerkraut to steer butchering, pretzel making and an ice cream lab. Music, a food lit fest and more make this a pretty ambitious fair, so we're looking forward to working on our pickles in July. The best part? Entry is free, so all your money can be spent on artisanal jams and such.

5 comments:

sinosoul.com said...

Ice Cream demo with Mother Goo. We're there.

TreasureLA said...

Pretzel making? I'm there.

Joanna said...

Darn, this is during Carpocalypse! We Valley folk will need to rent some helicopters to get there!

sew what, who brew? said...

This is a great event! Don't miss it! You will be inspired to feast locally all year round.

Hannah Crum said...

I'll be presenting Kombucha 101 at 1pm on Saturday 7/16 on the Master Craft stage. See you there!