Today we have a delicious giveaway for all the foodies out there, and Michelle will be sharing the details below!  I wanted to drop in and thank you for the AMAZING response to our job posting yesterday.  We can’t wait to review all of the applications coming in.  If you haven’t applied yet, get to it!  xoxo, Angel

Happy Friday, L&S readers!  I hope this sunny soCal day is bringing you smiles.  🙂  And if you’re not already smiling, I hope this post helps bring one to your face.  I’m checking in, saying a quick hello, and am back with a giveaway for Labor Day weekend.


For the L&S Angeleno readers, you may have heard about the scrumptious and action-packed Los Angeles Times // The Taste.  It is their annual food and wine festival which is taking place once again in Hollywood at Paramount Pictures Studios.  We are excited to announce a giveaway for a pair of tickets (2 total, valued at $125/ea ticket!) to Opening Night on Friday evening, August 30th (7:30p-11:30p).  This particular event is new to the schedule but is sure to be a very special treat with all The Taste hosts and co-hosts including LAT’s very own Russ Parsons and Jonathan Gold, as well as Nancy Silverton – Pizzeria Mozza, Michael Cimarusti – Providence, and Sang Yoon – Father’s Office) in attendance.  Plus with the smaller capacity on Opening Night, you are sure to get your fill of yummy tastings from Bagatelle, Bedford & Burns, Carson House, Fishing with Dynamite, Mo-Chica or Phorage, to name a few.

If you’re curious about the other events at The Taste, still on the menu are favorites from last year including Field to Fork, Flavors of L.A. (general admission currently sold out, but limited tickets are available with the Secret Cellar upgrade), Labor Day Block Party (the only all-ages event on the line-up) and Cocktail Confidential, which will close the weekend off on Sunday night.  We’re looking forward to spending another great weekend with local and celebrity chefs, delicious restaurants, tasty libations and a plethora of cooking demos.

Check out the official website to learn which Times food writer or critic will be hosting each event, read up on the chefs scheduled for cooking and/or bar stage demonstrations (did someone say Michael Voltaggio – ink and Robin Chopra – Corazón y Miel?  Yes, we did!), or just let your mouth water as you review the long list of restaurants participating at each event.

Hungry yet??  Here are the simple instructions on how to enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Opening Night at The Taste!

  1. Make sure you are a follower of this blog on Bloglovin’
  2. Make sure you also ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook!
  3. Comment below and let us know your favorite meal in Los Angeles.  Is it a simple dinner with your family enjoying comfort foods, or is it an all out fancy affair at one of the city’s top restaurants?  Give us the yummy details!

That’s it!  To ensure your name is added to the random drawing, please follow all instructions above.  We will accept entries until Tuesday, 8/27 at 10 a.m. PST.  The winners will be announced shortly thereafter!  Of course, remember that the events are in Los Angeles so we apologize to our non-local readers (unless you are ready to road trip!).  **Please double-check your schedule to confirm that if you are the lucky winner, you will be able to attend Opening Night on Friday, 8/30 in Hollywood.  These tickets are not transferrable to any of the other weekend events.

Best of luck to all entrants; have a fantastic weekend!!  Continue to find what you love and truly enjoy it.

xoxo, Michelle

See you next week, everyone!

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Comments (6)

  1. Yvett: August 23, 2013

    One of my ultimate dinning experiences was at Fogo De Chao!! We were lucky enough to be guests at a birthday dinner that involved our hearts desire of various cuts of meat. Warned to avoid the salad bar, we quickly prepared ourselves for a feast of picanha, filet mignon and countless cheese rolls. If you haven’t been, I totally recommend it (Just don’t eat at all before you go, you’ll need the space). =)

  2. mona: August 25, 2013

    I’ve tried from hole in the walls to super high end and when I’m asked about my favorite meal, Fig & Olive is always the first place that comes to mind. It’s always more than satisfying! 🙂

  3. kristin @ petal and thorn: August 26, 2013

    mmm, so hard to choose! i do love that ramen place in little tokyo we used to go to all the time!

  4. Nancy: August 26, 2013

    My absolute favorite meal in Los Angeles has to be the 35-day aged sirloin steak at Craft! It’s definitely a fancy affair and a real treat for my husband and I to go to Craft – we especially love the ambiance and the modern decor of the restaurant! Besides the steak, some of our favorites include the: savory bacon roasted brussel sprouts, smooth yukon gold puree, grapefruit gelee they serve in between courses to cleanse your palette, freshly baked bread, apple turnovers with aged cheddar, chocolate ganache cake, assortment of sweet snacks (last time we had caramel popcorn, peppermint bark and peanut butter cookies!), and of course… their complimentary to-go muffins for the next morning’s breakfast! It’s always the perfect way to cap off our lavish (but rare!) dinners at Craft, as we can still get to re-live the previous night’s experience by enjoying our muffins the next morning! 🙂

    Also, I totally second what Yvett wrote – Fogo De Chao is quite an experience! We recently went there for the FIRST time and it was so amazing, but we definitely needed more room in our tummies for all that meaty goodness! 🙂

    Thanks so much for the chance to win tickets to The Taste, L&S!! 🙂

  5. michelle: August 28, 2013

    thanks for all those entered to win! hope you enjoy your night at the taste!

  6. Nancy: August 29, 2013

    Congrats to Yvett! 🙂

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