Category: Food

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. 


• 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:

@SoCalVegFest #socalvegfest
Ticket sales:

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



****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. 


OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

General admission tickets cost $50 and may be purchased online at price will increase to $65 on day of event.

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



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


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. 


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


****Press Release: Biggest Brunch Event: OC Weekly’s Fresh Toast”****


Fresh Toast, Orange County’s first & largest brunch event in celebration of OC Weekly’s 2016 Happy Hour & Brunch Guide. Complete with delicious bites from 40 local restaurants curated by our editorial staff, a bloody mary competition, drink samples, pop-up shops and live music, this is one weekend brunch you won’t want to sleep through!

You will be able to enjoy:

–  Unlimited brunch bites
–  Bloody Mary competition
–  Beer, wine and liquor samples
–  Live music
–  Pop-up shops