October 16 - October 22, 2014




Indie Chefs Week

dm-image-ph Indie Chefs WeekChefs across the country gather for three nights of cooking at Indie Chefs Week. Mingle with chefs such as Ryan Lachaine and Tim Maslow, as well as local heroes Jason Neroni and Craig Thorton, then sit down to 12-plus courses of indie-inspired food (read: not your usual spaghetti and meatballs) and booze. 10/16 to 10/18, 6:30 p.m. $225 to $300 for a counter seat; $175 to $250 per table seat



Indie Chefs Week, 10/18 ➞


L.A. Beer Fest, 10/18 ➞


Your Tickets to a European Vacation

Enter the #TasteOfAmerica contest from Lufthansa for your chance to win two business class tickets. Share a photo of your favorite dish on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TasteOfAmerica and tag @Lufthansa_USA to enter. Plus, be sure to catch the #TasteOfAmerica food truck in L.A. from 10/21-10/22 for a complimentary preview of Lufthansa's in-flight menu. See the schedule.

The Springs

Downtown unveils the latest in food and fitness—that is, The Springs, a restaurant slash yoga studio. The Ubuntu-esque restaurant/wine bar offers all organic, raw vegan lunch and dinner items such as a cheese plate, sushi, pho and carbonara, along with organic brews and wine. Finish with a day of wellness (i.e., yoga, sauna, reiki, acupuncture, massage). 608 Mateo St. (between Sixth St. and Seventh sts.), 213-223-6226


Buds and Brews and Brunch

What's better than Sunday brunch after a fun-filled weekend? How about a family-style recovery brunch with house-made dishes prepared by Greg Daniels. Grab your crew and book your tickets to enjoy unlimited brews, alongside sausage, egg and cheese biscuits with the works: house-made cheddar biscuits, pork sausage, caramelized onions, Sriracha ketchup and roasted baby potatoes. Buy your tickets now!



Lets keep doing this ramen x anything fusion food.
@HopHeadJim, a.k.a. Jimmy Han of Beer Belly


Angelenos are serious about their hot sauce. So serious that Sunday kicks off the second-annual Sriracha Festival dedicated to the beloved condiment. Neal Fraser (Redbird, BLD), Wesley Avila (Guerrilla Tacos), Ernesto Uchimura (Plan Check) and more will be making spicy bites to pair with craft beer, cocktails and a live DJ. 3 to 6 p.m., Chinatown Central Plaza, 943 N. Broadway, tickets, $90 VIP; $59 general admission


Cooking dinner just got easier with Appetites. Browse the app for a recipe (look out for 200-plus from cuisines ranging from Thai to Mexican) to cook at home, then tap to order. The ingredients are delivered to your doorstep with step-by-step video instructions—a meal on the table pronto.

New York Times columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman sits down with Evan Kleiman to talk How to Cook Everything Fast. Bittman will discuss the new book (think: an encyclopedic log of recipes with time-saving tips) with a pre-reception and optional signed copy of the tome. 10/16, 8 p.m., All Saints Church, 504 N. Camden Dr.; $30 reserved seating; $20 general admission


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