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Numerous LA Food Events Canceled or Delayed Due to New Coronavirus Guidelines

Plus, a detailed look at the legendary Alpine Village, theme parks and coronavirus, and a new chef at Patina

A crowd drinks wine at Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Patrick Tregenza
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Food events in Los Angeles are experiencing a high amount of cancellations and delays this week. As LA County and the State of California’s health departments make their recommendations surrounding novel coronavirus, events like the LA Chef Conference, Pebble Beach Food & Wine (located in Monterey but popular among LA chefs and restaurants), opening day for the Dodgers, and Whisky X announced later dates for their events. Some are unprecedented, including concert giants Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents presently canceling all tours.

The Long Beach Grand Prix is a massive annual event where food is a key player. This event is the second most popular car event behind the Indianapolis 500, according to ESPN.

Also cancelled is the LGBTQ premier food and wine event Simply diVine. It was scheduled for April 18 at Hollywood Forever, but the future date is unknown.

In other news:

— Alpine Village’s April closing date is steadily approaching. Torrance’s intrepid Bavarian Village has plenty of history, and LAist breaks it down.

— Though Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close Saturday morning through the end of the month, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have not announced any plans to close. Magic Mountain will focus on cleaning and sanitizing the park, according to the Los Angeles Times.

— Coronavirus coverage at the Los Angeles Times includes an informative glance at restaurant crowds and behavior, while columnist Steve Lopez emphasized the “perks.”

Alpine Village

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