Friday, April 26, 2013

Eastside Taste-a-palooza on Sunday: Atwater Beer, Wine & Food Festival and Taste of the Eastside

 It's a spring taste-off on Sunday with two chances to help out local organizations while stuffing yourself with neighborhood delicacies and washing it down with beer brewed with L.A. River water. JK, Golden Road and Eagle Rock brewing use totally clean and pure water to make their delicious brews, but they're still great representatives of local flavor.

The more beery one: Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival

Cost: $30 advance, $40 day-off, including 12 beer and wine tastings. Food can be purchased separately from trucks including the Ragin' Cajun, Cool Haus, Me So Hungry and more.
Where: Parking lot of 55 Degree Wine/Link 'n Hops
What: Breweries include Golden Road, Eagle Rock, Deschutes, Stone, New Belgium, Triple Voodoo, Angel City, Lagunita

s, Firestone Walker, Tap It, Surf, Hangar 24; plus a dozen mostly European wine selections
When: Sunday, April 28, 1-5 (starts at noon for VIP access)
What else: Live entertainment including a performance by the Black Eyed Peas' DJ
Organizers: 55 Degree Wine/Link 'n Hops and the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce

The more foodie one: Taste of the Eastside

Cost: $40 general/$50 at the event; $50/$60 including a wine or beer flight
Where: Barnsdall Park
What: Tastes from 30 restaurants, wine and beer from Silverlake Wine, Golden Road and Mohawk Bend
When: Sunday, April 28, 1-5 (starts at noon for VIP access)
Benefits: Rose Scharlin Nursery School, Pablove Foundation, See-LA, more

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