Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Sriracha and Beer, Art of Cooking, Grilled Cheese Invitational, Tequila Tasting + Vintage Bouquet Food and Wine Festival
Flickr/kdsns a Sriracha fan
Hops and Heat for Charity
With honey-Sriracha glazed buffalo wings, jalapenos stuffed with Sriracha cream cheese, and a Sriracha-cucumber hummus, the Thai hot sauce isn't just condiment, but star player. The Sriracha Cookbook author Randy Clemens is bringing those dishes to Library Alehouse, and El Segundo Brewing Co. is providing the beer: Blue House Citra Pale, White Dog IPA, and Hyperion's Stout on Rum-Soaked Oak Cubes. Some proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength.
WHAT: Hops and Heat for Charity
WHEN: 6 - 9 p.m., April 26
WHERE: Library Alehouse
COST: A la carte prices.
Guzzle and Nosh a past food-related exhibition at Royal/T
The Art of Cooking at Royal/T
Cafe and gallery Royal/T is showcasing works by 40 artists in media ranging from drawing and painting to digital prints and clothing. There's one common theme: food. Expect 3D prints of empty beer cans, grocery-bag designs, paintings with spaghetti, and drawings of floating doughnuts.
WHAT: The Art of Cooking at Royal/T
WHEN: 8 - 10 p.m., April 27
Grilled Cheese Invitational
This 10th annual event moves to the Rose Bowl for the first time with a mix of cooking contest and festival -- so enjoy your grilled cheese sandwich along with music, vendors, and contests for "Cheese Calling," costumes, and poetry.
WHAT: Grilled Cheese Invitational
WHEN: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., April 28
WHERE: Rose Bowl
COST: $15 for tickets, $50 to compete
Art of Tequila at Mas Malo
Sample some of Mas Malo's finest tequilas along with a multi-course dinner in an evening hosted by Making Education The Answer, with proceeds going to college-bound Latino youth.
WHAT: Art of Tequila
WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., April 28
WHERE: Mas Malo
COST: $125 or $250 for VIP
Vintage Bouquet Food and Wine Festival
Join the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation for an fundraising event with samples from more than two dozen wineries and restaurants, including Napa Valley Grille, Palomino Restaurant, Il Fornaio, Taberna Mexicana and Pazzo Gelato.
WHAT: Vintage Bouquet Food and Wine Festival
WHEN: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., April 29
WHERE: Greystone Mansion
COST: $125 in advance, $150 at door.
2911 Main St., Santa Monica, CA