If you're a fried chicken fanatic: On Sunday, Sept. 15, at Lot 613 Downton, FoodGPS hosts a gourmet Fried Chicken Festival with notable chefs including Susan Feniger, Jason Neroni, David LeFevre, Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern, Bryant Ng and Matt Poley. Firestone Walker will pour three craft beers during the event. Tickets available here. ($55/$90 VIP)
If you love craft beer: This year, the Opening Gala for L.A. Beer Week on Saturday, Sept. 22 has been moved indoors at Union Station to the grand ticketing hall, with a maximum of 600 tickets for sale. More than 50 breweries will be participating with tastes from several restaurants, with a chance to meet brewers from L.A.'s new Brewers Guild. Check the Beer Week website to find dozens of other special events at bars and restaurants all over the city, and we'll highlight a few local ones next week. Tickets available here ($70).
|Jet Tila is one of L.A.'s most enthusiastic Thai food ambassadors|
If you love Thai food: On Sunday, Sept. 29, L.A.'s First Annual Thai Food Festival will be held at Paramount Studios, hosted by Chef Jet Tila and the Thai Trade Center. Of course, Jitlada will be there, as well as Ruen Pair, Ayara, Pa Ord, Thai Nakorn, Bhan Kanom Thai, Lum Ka Naad, Sapp and Siam Sunset.
Discussions and demonstrations will include wildly popular chef Andy Ricker from Portland's Pok Pok, Evan Kleiman, Susan Feniger, Sang Yoon, David LeFevrre and Kris Yenbamroong from Night + Market. Tickets available here. ($50/$75 VIP)
If you want top-tier tastings and cocktails with a large percentage going to charity: L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Culver Studios has become one of the top local tastings
|kids with cancer benefit from L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade tasting event|
Tickets available here ($175).