September 18 - 24, 2014




L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

dm-image-ph L.A. Loves Alex's LemonadeL.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade returns this Saturday for its fifth year, with Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern), Marc Vetri (Vetri), founders Suzanne Goin and David Lentz and more dishing out bites to aid in the fight against childhood cancer. There will be cocktails from Christiaan Rollich, Marcos Tellos, Aidan Demarest and wine from 40-plus vineyards and brews from local breweries. Wilson Plaza at UCLA, Westwood
9/20; noon to 4 p.m., $195 per person 



Saturday, 9/20, 09/20 ➞


Salt & Straw

The Portland import finally debuts its seasonal ice cream at its first L.A. shop. The tiny storefront on Larchmont Boulevard scoops monthly changing flavors using local ingredients such as tomato and Ojai olive oil, or Compartes chocolate-covered nuts and Stumptown single-origin coffee. Salt & Straw, 420 N. Larchmont Blvd.; 323-466-0485



Hey same two super rich ppl. Please continue opening giant boring restaurants in la. I swear we don't have enough
@AriTaymor, chef at Alma


Go whole hog wild at next Thursday's Smoke the Pig cookout. Oscar's Cerveteca is roasting a whole heirloom pig for tacos with habanero and tomatillo salsa. There's also ceviche with bits of jicama and mango as well as plenty of beers and wines to keep everyone happy. 9/25, Bar & Garden, 8558 W. Washington Blvd., 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $28 per person


Celebrate late summer at the Heirloom Tomato Festival in Paso Robles. The yearly event kicks off with a dinner from Salt's Cure featuring Matthew Biancaniello-mixed cocktails. Stay for a day on the farm with bites and a produce stand feting more than 40 varieties of the season's fruit. Windrose Farm, 5750 El Pharo Dr., Paso Robles; 9/20 to 9/21; $180 for dinner and additional $20 for camping

Brush up on your knife skills, learn how to butcher a lamb and make pasta from scratch from the pros on the new site Salted. A roster of 50 chefs such as Roy Choi, Ricardo Zarate and John Sedlar share recipes and easy, intermediate and advanced video tutorials to answer all your kitchen conundrums. Become a member to learn more.


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