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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Line-Up

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

As the summer comes to a close, one of the country’s best food festivals is back. The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is taking over the city of angels August 25th through the 28th. The four-day event is going to be jam-packed with celebrities, immersive activities and of course, some pretty amazing food.

The full event is presented by Coastal Luxury Management (founding partners of Food & Wine) along with Lexus. Activities and events will span the heart of Downtown Los Angeles along Grand Avenue all the way to the sunny shores of Santa Monica.

What are some can’t miss Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival events?

Amazon Presents Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Thursday, August 25

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The evening hosted by Emeril Lagasse will feature a walk-around tasting with culinary creations from all over the map along with beer, wine and cocktails. The inspiration for the global take on the evening comes from the premiere of the upcoming Amazon original series, Eat the World.

Lexus at Grand Avenue, Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27

Sweet Lucie’s ice cream truck and handcart will feature an ice cream scoop station, and guests can create their own ice cream sandwiches. Grand Avenue attendees can also enjoy dessert drinks such as Brandy Alexanders and adult root beer floats.

Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Brian Malarkey, Friday, August 26

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Photo from LAFW.com

The evening will spotlight the street foods from the markets, carts, street stalls, and mom-and-pop joints that span the alleyways, city streets, and corners of every vibrant country from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur including Chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jeffrey Lunak (Sumo Dog), Tin Vuong (Little Sister), Andrew Gruel (Slapfish), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) to name a few.

LIVE on Grand Avenue with Tyler Florence, Saturday, August 27

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Photo from LAFW.com

The city will ignite with electrifying live musical performances, DJ sets, and exciting cuisine from chefs including Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), and Stephen Kalt (Spartina).

Lexus Grand Tasting, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28

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Photo from LAFW.com

Gourmands and food-obsessed will be invited to spend a leisurely afternoon at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, with activities such as NFL Homegating’s “slider central” featuring toppings representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At the Lexus Grand Tasting, James Beard Award Winners Stephanie Izard and Laura Werlin will share their knowledge for cheese with attendees at the Lexus Cheese Shoppe, which will be similar to a high-end fromagerie during which attendees can sample a variety of North American cheeses.

Okay, you sold me! Where can I get tickets to the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival?

Tickets are on sale now and available online. They range from $105 to $300. There are additional packages for VIP options. The full program can be viewed at LAFW.

Go get your tickets and plan your road trip!

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About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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