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End your summer with a bang at the 2015 Lobster Rumble LA

Drive down California's golden coast. Attempt glamping. Go to the beach as often as possible.

You've crossed off almost everything on your summer bucket list, save for one last butter-brushed item: Eat all the lobster rolls at Tasting Table's 2015 Lobster Rumble LA.

Fret not, West Coasters. There's still room for your sun-kissed self, but hurry, because open slots are disappearing faster than parking spots by the beach.

Buy tickets now to the third-annual lobster fest taking over the city on Thursday, August 13, from 7 to 10 p.m., at LA Center Studios (1201 W. Fifth St., T-110, Los Angeles).

Take in the rays at the outdoor event—and all the luscious lobster rolls from 15 winning contenders with general admission ($100 a person, plus tax). Stuff yourself with sweet treats from six local pastry mavens and Food Should Taste Good chips. Then sip on whatever you fancy from the open bar, including seasonal cocktails, Charles Krug and Divining Rod wines, Stella Artois beer and Coca-Cola Life refreshments.

Or why not go out with a bucket-list-ending bang by upgrading yourself to VIP status ($150 a person, plus tax) The lob-star treatment includes all of the above, as well as membership to the VIP lounge shucking Tipple & Brine oysters, a generous VIP gift bag filled with treats valued at more than $75 and an exclusive early entrance to the land of lobster rolls starting at 6 p.m.

All this gluttony goes to a good cause. The 2015 Lobster Rumble LA benefits longtime partner Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign.

Oh, and one more thing to add to your summer bucket list: Nominate the 2015 Lobster Rumble LA winner. Because that's what you'll be doing in between sipping, snacking and Tweeting #LobsterRumble to your heart's content. Will local chefs at The Hungry Cat lure your taste buds with luxurious rolls? Or will St. Louis's Peaceamaker Lobster & Crab have you mayo smeared and smitten?

Only one way to find out.