THIS WEEKEND – 3rd Annual SoCal VegFest 2017!!

SoCal VegFest is a vegan festival designed to engage curiosity and inspire consciousness in people of all ages. 

OVER 180 BOOTHS!!

• FREE Plant-based food sampling & vodka! 
• Live music 
• Guest speakers & celebrities 
• Cooking contest & demos 
• Door prizes 
• Yoga  
• Apparel booths & a cruelty-free marketplace 
• Animal welfare, environmental & humane organizations 
• Activities for kids 
• Halloween costume contest…and of course, lots of yummy food trucks & vendors! 

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 28 & 29 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa Building, Park Plaza and Plaza Pacifica

How much: $5 online, $10 day of, $40 VIP weekend; 12 and under / 65 and over are free. Parking is $8.

FREE for kids under 12, big kids over 65, handicap people, and Military/Veterans.

FREE parking at Orange Coast College and walk across the street to OC Fairgrounds 🙂

More info: www.SoCalVegFest.org

@SoCalVegFest #socalvegfest
Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-socal-vegfest-tickets-36475547344

$5 pre-sale online tickets, or $10 at the door

FAQ’s: http://socalvegfest.org/faq/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/173084949900156/?active_tab=about

****Media Release: OC’s 1st Paella Wine & Beer Festival****

Orange County’s first Paella Wine & Beer Festival is coming to the Orange County Fair and Event Center on Saturday, August 26, from 4-9 p.m. Nearly 50 local chefs will compete with their own paella recipes for the chance to represent the United States at the World Paella Championship in Sueca, Valencia, Spain. Event entry includes unlimited wine, beer and paella and features an experience reflecting what one would find while strolling through a lively outdoor market in Spain. There will be live entertainment including Flamenco performances and Spanish rock, and local vendors will offer tapas, sangrias, cocktails, cultural art, and much more. 

LOCATION:

OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

General admission tickets cost $50 and may be purchased online at http://www.eventslanding.com/p/paella-wine-and-beer-fest-orange-county-tickets/1 price will increase to $65 on day of event.

***Media Release: 5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

Join the 5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival!!! The Festival will be held at the Reyes Winery Saturday May 20, 2017 from 12pm-4pm VIP entrance at 11am .The wine festival features numerous wineries and local wine makers offering tastings of their best wines. There will also be gourmet food and specialty items sampling, handmade crafts from local artisans, live music, live auction and lots of fun for a great day.

Attendees will receive:
specialty event glass
event plate
specialty gift bag
wine and food sampling
and free parking
Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/sierra-pelona-vintners-association/

* Press Release: Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival 2017

The seventh annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival presented by Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa will take place March 24-26, 2017, at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California, in the Ferguson Grand Tasting Tent. 

This will be the seventh year that Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival showcases the finest cuisine Palm Desert has to offer while exhibiting the talents of today’s most accomplished chefs and nationally recognized culinary celebrities, as well as vintners, spirits, and craft brewers in extraordinary settings throughout the city.

The event features a standout roster of celebrity chef demonstrations and showcases the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination.

The event begins on Friday, March 24, with the James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon featuring emcee Gail Simmons, Food Expert, Food & Wine’s Special Projects Director, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef. The luncheon is expertly prepared by four celebrity chefs and served in an elegantly appointed tent, followed by two days of Grand Tastings featuring delectable morsels from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from all across California and beyond. More than 60 premium wines and champagnes will be offered as well as craft beers and cocktails, and participants will be able to interact with the vintners, spirits purveyors, brewers, and chefs to discuss the offerings in detail.

Tickets are available at palmdesertfoodandwine.com

BlendFest Grand Tasting 2017

During this 3rd Annual wine tasting event, I got the to  enjoy more than 90 unique wines from 32 Paso Robles wineries in the charming Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA.

MCV was pouring their 2014: Red (Petite Syrah, Grenache, Tannat, Peite Verdot), 2013 1105 (59% Petite Sirah, 15% Syrah, 14% Tannat, 7% Petite Verdot, 4% Grenache, 1% Viogner), 2013 Black (73% Sirah, 18% Tannar, 9% Petite Verdot).

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* Press Release: BLENDFEST ON THE COAST

Don’t miss the ONLY wine festival dedicated to blended wines. Enjoy 90 unique wines from 32 Paso Robles wineries at the 3rd annual event that will showcase the scenic beauty of the coast with the renowned wines of Paso Robles, only miles away. The event weekend includes tons of blend-themed events including the Grand Tasting, Winemaker Dinner and two Blending Seminars that will please both Bordeaux and Rhone variety lovers. 

When: Saturday, January 14, 1 – 3 p.m. and 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, California 93428
Visit: www.pasowine.com for information on this and other BlendFest weekend events.

****WIN VIP Tickets to Foodie Con 2016****

FOODIE CON TO CELEBRATE LA’S FOODIE CULTURE BENEFITING THE  LOS ANGELES FOOD BANK & LUNCH ON ME CHALLENGE

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Foodie Con – Los Angeles is a gathering of LA’s most faithful culinary enthusiasts. This inaugural event will provide unique opportunities to interact with the city’s talented chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and tastemakers, featuring food, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will get the rare chance to meet, buy and learn from various food purveyors in hands-on cooking classes, retail booths, and product demonstrations while bopping to the beats of local music artists and DJs.

  • THE FOOD: Vendors, food trucks, restaurants, and more

  • THE EXPO: Two-day sampling, shopping, and educational expo that is all things food!

  • THE FUN: This event is for everyone, bring the whole crew

  • THE CAUSE: Proudly benefiting the Los Angeles Food Bank

When: Saturday, December 3rd @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM & Sunday, December 4th @10:00AM – 5:00PM

Where: The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 9007

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foodie-con-los-angeles-tickets-26120927397?aff=ehomecard
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Are you the type of person that’s eating and already thinking about your next meal? If you answered yes, this is the expo for you. Join fellow foodies alike and head to the Foodie Con LA on December 3rd and 4th. What is the Foodie Con all about? Think of it as a ‘Comic Con’ but all things food. You’ll basically be walking into a food haven, filled with mouth-watering culinary goodness. During the weekend, you’ll be able to sample, shop and become more educated on food related products. Visitors will have the chance to meet with cuisine geniuses and taste their killer creations. Also grab your friends and experience the food trucks, craft breweries, wineries and more. Let your inner foodie out and visit the Foodie Con!

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***Press Release: CA Veg Food Festival this Sunday!!

The first annual California Vegetarian Food Festival lands this November! Come for transcendent vegan eats, expert presentations, a kids area, live music, fitness activities, and lots more!

When: Sunday at 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Raleigh Studios 

5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90004

  • Delicious vegan foods for sale & sampling

  • Expert speakers, chefs & athletes

  • Kids Activities & Showcase of Non-profits that are making a difference. 

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The Vintage Food & Wine Festival

This great annual event is held at the beautiful, historic Mission San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, Oct. 8th.  If you have not yet experienced the Old Mission at night, that alone is worth the price of admission.  The majestic campus with 200 year old adobe buildings and pristine gardens comes alive in a new way when it’s lit up in the evening.

That’s only the beginning of the experience, though.  More than twenty local restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments offer tastes of their great cuisine.  Local wineries, breweries and spirit makers offer samples of their drinks as well.  This is one event that you won’t leave hungry.

From: Saturday, Oct 8, 6:00 pm

To: 10:00 pm

Where: Mission San Juan Capistrano 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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****Press Release & WIN VIP Tickets: Lucky Rice Presents: LA Moon Festival Cocktail Feast****

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Lucky Rice’s annual Cocktail Feast will return to DTLA for its second installment to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with a night of fanciful cocktail concoctions. Whether you fancy signature BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® East Gin cocktails or other libations, a bevy of cocktails inspired by Asian ingredients will be available to sip on during this late night soiree.

Don’t want to wait to score tickets (VIP: $88, GA: $50)? Get your hands on some right here: http://luckyrice.com/event/la-moon-festival-cocktail-feast/

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