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Sunday, December 31, 2017

OC Food Diva’s Best Bites of 2017

The number one question that I am always asked is: “What is your favorite restaurant?” I think that is a question that every food writer and food blogger is asked. It is both the simplest and most difficult question to answer. In a year, we try so many restaurants, new and existing, and there are so many variables from seasonality to cuisine to the passion of each chef as they bring each dish to life. Each year I write blog posts and film YouTube videos so you, my readers and viewers, can experience what I experience. I hope that you will take in the experience and be adventurous on your next dining/travel experience. I still can’t definitively answer THE QUESTION, but I can tell you that there are SO many great places out in the world to experience.  

Here are my TOP 10 Best Bites of 2017 (click on the link to see the original blog post):

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Save the Date: 4th Annual Sips & Sweets on December 14th in Los Angeles, California

LA Weekly proudly presents its 4th annual Sips & Sweets on December 14, 2017 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, where you can sample delicious sweets and sip on handcrafted cocktails. LA’s top bakers, most respected mixologists, and artisanal craftspeople will be showing off their best for you to see, touch, taste, and drink.

Sweets from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians are passionate about reconnecting to our food system, promoting the issue of food justice, and making changes concerning hunger in our community. They convene in private properties, public spaces, and farmers & wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable. Along with the distribution partners, they provide food to over 100,000 people a month across Southern California.

Sweets from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
Chefs and bakers presenting their famous sweet and savory treats:

Sweets from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
Mixologists presenting sips of their signature holiday drinks:

Libations from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
Sponsor lineup:

Artisan Vendor Village lineup:

Sweets from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
Tickets (Attendees must be 21+ and have a valid ID for entry):

  • General admission ticket includes: entry into the event, unlimited food and drink samples, and access to the artisan vendor village.
  • VIP admission ticket includes: all of the general admission perks plus 1-hour early entry into the event and a special VIP gift bag.

Sweets from the 2015 LA Weekly's Sips & Sweets
Purchase tickets today before it sells out! You don’t want to miss your chance to sip a holiday cocktail or taste a sweet treat!

For more information:
The Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Date/Time: December 14, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm (VIP admission starts at 7pm)