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James Beard's Taste America, Smoke the Pig, More!

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

DOWNTOWN—The James Beard Foundation is doing an event called Taste America, with a Night of Culinary Stars that includes Aarón Sánchez, Nancy Silverton, Walter Manzke, Neal Fraser, Vinny Dotolo, Ari Taymor, and Ori Menashe, Matt Molina, and Dahlia Narvaez (of Mozza Restaurant Group). The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail and tasting reception, with the full ordeal starting at 8 p.m. on October 10 at the Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown. More details, plus tickets right here. [EaterWire]

CULVER CITY—Smoke the Pig, that whole roast pig event hosted by Bar & Garden, is moving to a new spot (though still sponsored by Bar & Garden). This time the pig's being cooked by Oscar's Cerveteca. Pick up a $28 ticket, which includes beer & wine. [ELA]

PALMS—The Doughroom is presenting DFD House Party on September 22 to help kick off LA Beer Week, with a over dozen super rare beers (full list below) hand picked by Beer Paper LA's Daniel Drennon. [EaterWire]

Abigaile Brewery (Hermosa Beach) – Brian Brewer brewed DFD's dream IPA just for this event
AleSmith Brewing (San Diego) - Evil Dead Red – American Red Ale
Alpine Beer Company (Alpine) - Nelson - Golden Rye IPA
Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Lilikoi Kepolo – Wit brewed with Passion Fruit
Ballast Point Brewing (San Diego) - Sour Wench with cherries – Fruit beer
Beachwood/Drake's Brewing (Long Beach/San Leandro) – Vulcanizer IPA
Drake's Brewing Aroma Flora (San Leandro) – Saison with edible flowers
Firestone Walker - Barrelworks (Buellton) – Agrestic – American Wild Ale
Ironfire Brewing (Temecula) - Boothill Killer - Stout aged for one year in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Barrels
Kern River Brewing (Kernville) – 8th Anniversary Shuttle Bunny White DIPA
Kern River Brewing (Kernville) - Just Outstanding IPA
Knee Deep Brewing (Auburn) – Stow the Croze – Barleywine
Monkey Paw Brewing (San Diego) SameDay XPA - Wet Hop XPA w/ Zeus, Cascade and Chinook
Moonlight Brewing (Santa Rosa) - Reality Czeck – Czech Pilsner
Moonlight Brewing (Santa Rosa) - Twist of Fate – Extra Special Bitter
Pizza Port Brewing (San Diego) – Deoful's Calibration – Belgian Golden Strong Ale from the Solana Beach Pizza Port brewer (and LA native!) Devon Randall
Port Brewing (San Diego) - Hop 15 – Imperial IPA
Stone Brewing (San Diego) – Xocoveza Mocha Stout

Oscar's Cerveteca

523 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 310-8937 Visit Website


214 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012