Top 4 Weekend Events: Fried Chicken Fest, Pop-Up Picnic Dinner, L.A. Epicurean Fest + Susan Feniger Street Food Book Signing
L.A. Fried Chicken Fest
Flickr/nomsnotbombs David LeFevre's Fried Chicken
A slate of eight local chefs -- including Josef Centeno (Baco Mercat), David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post), and Bryant Ng (the Spice Table) -- will serve their own twists on some crispy fried chicken, as well as bottomless Knob Creek whiskey and El Tesoro tequila cocktail punches from barman Josh Goldman and beer pours from Paso Robles' Firestone Walker Brewing.
WHAT: L.A. Fried Chicken Fest
WHEN: Sun., Aug. 26, 4-8 p.m.
WHERE: Gonpachi, 134 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills
Pop-Up Dinner L.A.
L.A.'s first-ever mass picnic, Pop-Up Dinner L.A., invites guests to dine and drink outdoors at a secret location in Los Angeles -- to be revealed just hours before the event (via email). Guests are required to wear all white and can bring their own tableware, food and beverages, or opt for a catered meal from a local chef. Tables, chairs and entertainment are provided.
WHAT: Pop-Up Dinner L.A. Picnic
WHEN: Sat., Aug. 25, 5-11 p.m.
COST: General admission $28; w/ meal $78
L.A. Epicurean Festival
More than 500 boutique merchants of wines and spirits, cheeses, spices, coffee and teas, charcuterie, olive oils, mushrooms, organic chocolate, meat, fowl, fish, produce and much more will be on hand to market their goods and give tasting demonstrations. Live entertainment and complimentary mixology demos also will be available.
WHAT: L.A. Epicurean Festival
WHEN: Sun., Aug. 26, 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., dwntwn.
Susan Feniger's Street Book Celebration and Feast
To celebrate the release of cookbook Susan Feniger's Street Food, the chef is throwing an international fête utilizing worldwide recipes, spice-market secrets, ethnic elixirs and unique aguas frescas. Live music will be curated by DJs from Amoeba Records, and Feniger will be signing cookbooks for eager fans.
WHAT: Street Book Celebration and Feast
WHEN: Sun., Aug. 26, 5-10 p.m.
WHERE: Susan Feniger's Street, 742 N. Highland Ave., L.A.
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134 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA