LA Times THE TASTE

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It’s that time of year again — Labor Day weekend and what better way to celebrate then with food, wine, cocktails & beer during Los Angeles Times The Taste! The weekend event kicks off on Friday, August 30th with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and bartenders and live entertainment from the most authentic Beatles tribute band, Britain’s Finest.

Field to Fork begins bright and early on Saturday morning with an afternoon filled of fresh, local ingredients. Seminars include a cooking demo featuring Sherry Yards from Helms Bakery, Ray Garcia from Fig and Michael Cimarusti from Connie & Ted’s. Jenn’s Picks: Farmshop, good girl dinette and Canelé. Matt’s Picks: le comptoir, Rivabella, The Tripel

Jonathan Gold & Stan Yoon host Flavors of L.A on Saturday evening. Your one-stop-shop for authentic dishes from around the world via LA’s best restaurants. Jenn’s Picks: Ayara Thai, JINYA Ramen Bar, and Wood & Vine. Matt’s Picks: Gottsui, Superba Snackbar, Inn of the Seventh Ray

Sunday afternoon Nancy Silverton and Noelle Carter host Labor Day Block Party as a family-style event (kids are welcomed!) The afternoon will consist of all things barbecue! Don’t miss the Champagne or Prosecco? Demonstration by Diego Del Pino and of course, Going Whole Hog: Tales from Masters of Competition BBQ with Noelle Carter (moderator), Ryan Chester (The Rub Co.), Sylvie Curry (Lady of Q) and Neil Strawder (Bigmista’s Barbecue). Jenn’s Picks: Coni’Seafood, L&E Oyster Bar and Chichén Itzá Restaurant. Matt’s Picks: Horse Thief BBQ, Tsujita, Sportsmen’s Lodge

End the weekend on Sunday at Cocktail Confidential and raise a glass to the joy of fine mixed drinks in the company of friends! Stop by the Culinary stage at 9:15pm for a cooking & mixology demo featuring John Sedlar and Julian Cox (Rivera). Jenn’s Picks: Jitlada, The Corner Door and Chi Lin. Matt’s Picks: Bulgarini Gelato, Mexikosher, Cliff’s Edge

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