Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Septemberfest, Beauty and the Barrel, March of Dimes Signature Chefs + Luxury Chocolate Salon
Flickr/Tim Dobson a pint of beer
Billed as America's answer to Oktoberfest, this beachside festival will feature more than 150 beers, plus food trucks and live performances by Petty Cash and Black Crystal Wolf Kids.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier
Beauty and the Barrel
Brew Something L.A. and the Victorian will host 10 local breweries pouring barrel-aged beer and four distillers pouring barrel-aged spirits for this barrel-centric tasting event.
WHAT: Beauty and the Barrel
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 4-8 p.m.
WHERE: The Victorian, 2460 Main St., Santa Monica
March of Dimes Signature Chefs
At this March of Dimes fundraiser, 15 Los Angeles restaurants, led by chef Ari Rosenson of CUT will join 15 California vineyards in a culinary showcase. Guests will enjoy a live auction and signature tastes prepared by each chef.
WHAT: March of Dimes Signature Chefs
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
L.A. Luxury Chocolate Salon
Chocolate fanatics can indulge in tastings, demonstrations, chef and author talks, wine tastings from more than 30 chocolatiers and confections from some of the city's best pastry chefs.
WHAT: L.A. Luxury Chocolate Salon
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica
COST: $20 before Sept. 21, $25 at the door.
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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA