What’s Happening This Weekend: Eastside Food Festival

 

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If you’re in the LA area and looking for a delicious experience, it’s time to check out the 3rd Annual Eastside Food Festival!

This year’s festival will be held at Mack Sennett Studios on Sunday, October 2nd from 5-8pm, with a VIP hour beginning at 4pm.  The Eastside Food Festival celebrates the unique and diverse culture (and FOOD!) of LA’s Eastside neighborhoods.  

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The Eastside has become one of the trendiest and fastest growing neighborhoods in the past few years. It’s one of my favorite places to explore, with unique shops and stores, and of course–some of the hottest and trendiest restaurants to open in recent memory.  I love how cutting edge everything has become in this neighborhood, and I absolutely recommend checking the Eastside Food Festival out this weekend!

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Some of this year’s confirmed vendors include:

  • Angel City Brewery
  • Better Booch
  • Boxed Water
  • Buttonmash
  • Challa Hub
  • Clover Juice
  • Creme Caramel
  • EL Condor
  • Go Get Em Tiger
  • Homestate
  • Jeni’s Ice Cream
  • Kettle Black
  • Kitchen Mouse
  • Knuckle & Claw
  • Little Beast
  • Lord Jones
  • Momed
  • Ohana Poke Co
  • Our/ Los Angeles Vodka
  • Pok Pok
  • RBTA
  • Same Same Thai
  • Sawyer
  • Silverlake Wine Shop
  • Starry Kitchen
  • Sticky Rice
  • Toto Verde
  • Trois Familia
  • Wood pizza
  • Ventura Spirits

This year, in addition to the indoor happenings of discussions and Q&A panels, an outdoor celebration will be happening featuring grilling and The Big Green Egg.  This stage will feature Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria serving up the delicious Cauliflower al Pastor (from B.S. Taqueria), as well as Steven Samson of Sotto and Rossoblu grilling up some Grilled Lamb Shoulder with Mint Salsa Verde.

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Another cool addition this year is the live podcasting of The Super Amazing Restaurant Show podcast, with chefs Alvin Cailan (Eggslut) and Nakul and Arjun Mahendro of Badmaash (eeeeek–allow me a short fangirl moment!).  These guys tell it like it is in the restaurant business–and they’ll be broadcasting as part of this Sunday’s festival events.

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General Admission tickets will be $75 at the door and include admission and all you can eat and drink soft drinks from 5-8pm, with 3 bar tickets included.  VIP Admission will be $105 at the door, and will include VIP hour from 4-5pm, with exclusive tastings, a VIP lounge, a VIP gift bag, and 5 bar tickets.  

 

I’ll be attending this weekend’s festival, so if you drop by, make sure you say hi! You can follow my adventures as well on my Snapchat: @yagottahave!

 

For more information on the Eastside Food Festival, visit their website at www.EastSideFoodFest.com.

 

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