Some of the many reasons why I love LA: the diversity, and there's always something fun to do in the city, no matter what you're into. Since two of my favorite things are food and culture, Food-Culture festivals are the greatest pairing ever for me, and there are many fantastic ones each year from Brazil to Japanese American to Thai to Greek and many more.
Coming up soon, is Taste of Italy.
Here's the 411:
When: October 12, 2013 5pm-10pm
Where: 424 N Main Street, Little Italy, Downtown LA CA 90012 (Arcadia x N. Main St.: info on parking here)
How much: $55 General Admission presale Adult; $25 Child; $125 VIP
[Deal alert: Get $5 off with promo code: ITALORG5]
Anticipated drool-factor?: 100% - there's something for everyone from food for foodies from places like Drago Centro, DiStefano Cheese (yes they are the suppliers of that amazing burrata at Stella Barra!!), Cafe Firenze, and Bulgarini Gelato, to cooking demo and book signing by Top Chef Fabio Viviani and non-food celebrities like Richard Grieco. Also, you'd be supporting efforts to educate and promote diversity and culture in LA as the proceeds benefit the Italian American Museum of LA (contributions are tax deductible "as permitted")! A friend of mine who loves and travels to Italy almost yearly highly recommends this event, so I can't wait to check it out!
Event website: italianhall.org/taste-of-italy-2013
Feelin' lucky? You can give your shot at winning tickets to the event in their Sing for the Taste contest - just create a song with original lyrics about Taste of Italy or SoCal Italian American history, and shoot a short video of yourself singing it for a chance to win. Grand prize features 4 tickets to the event and $250 in Uber credits plus a basket of goodies.