Top 3 Weekend Food Events: Baltimore Pit Beef BBQ, Early St. Paddy's Pub Crawl + the Jewish Connection to Chocolate
Jews on the Chocolate Trail
Anne Fishbein Valrhona fair-trade bittersweet chocolate budino tart at Bestia
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz will share the history of Jews in the early chocolate trade, including tales of "how Jews, pre-Columbians, Catholics and Protestants all connected through chocolate's religious rituals and narratives." Prinz also will sign copies of her new book, On the Chocolate Trail, after the program.
WHAT: Jews on the Chocolate Trail
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
COST: $10; free for members of Skirball or Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.
Baltimore Pit Beef Tribute
The Hungry Cat celebrates its eighth anniversary with a Baltimore-style beef barbecue on Friday, March 8, at its Hollywood location. David Lentz brings the Baltimore pit beef tradition to Los Angeles for one night only in honor of his roots. Along with pit beef sandwiches, there will be grilled oysters as well as the regular menu.
WHAT: Baltimore Pit Beef Tribute
WHEN: Friday, March 8, 5:30-10 p.m.
WHERE: The Hungry Cat, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood
COST: Pit beef sandwich for $11; grilled oysters at market price
Early St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
For those who can't wait until the following weekend to toast St. Patrick, a Westside group is gathering Saturday for a pub crawl. The group will meet at Busby's West and end the night at Q's. The itinerary includes McCabe's Bar and Grille, O'Brien's, the Charleston, Sonny McLean's and South. A $30 ticket buys an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch at Busby's West; drink specials at a few of the bars on the crawl; and a T-shirt.
WHAT: Early St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, noon-10 p.m.
WHERE: Busby's West, 3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
COST: $30 per person
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