2nd Annual LA Food & Wine Fest

The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will be held August 9-12 throughout Southern California and once again, it features a mouthwatering serving of culinary events and delectable presentations by both acclaimed local and celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang PuckGuy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis.

The festival offers an array of gourmet  lunches and dinners at some of the area’s finest restaurants, including Cut, ink., and Street.  It also offers a variety of presentations with tempting names like Swine & Wine: The Marriage of Pigs & Pinot, Cooking with Cheese, and The Southern Bunch, Perfected. Take a peak at last years amazing event that had any foodie coming back for more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. Last year, the chefs raised $400,000.  For more information on Los Angeles Food & Wine, click here.

Make it a Weekend

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a three day event. Why not stay close to the action and enjoy all three days. Make the most of your weekend and book a Bed & Breakfast package which includes overnight accommodations, and complimentary breakfasts for two – from healthy to decadent – our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax, recharge and stay close to all the delicious action. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/HUCBBPkge.

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LA Wine Fest 2012

Sip on this! The LA WineFest will gather wine lovers from all over Los Angeles June 9th & 10th. It’ll be a weekend of viticulture, vittles and variety! At the 7th Annual LA Wine Fest enjoy educational classes in wine, scotch & pairings, gourmet food trucks, lifestyle exhibitors and live music all within the historic Raleigh Studios vicinity. Hollywood sets the stage for an unforgettable festival of wineries and early summer fun. Los Angeles will be overflowing with more than 500 wines, spirits and brews. Check out this list of all the wineries, food trucks, restaurants and other merchants that will be participating in LA Wine Fest 2012.

Enjoy live music while you sip on your vino. LA WineFest D.J. Henry Eschelman will be joined by Jane Fuller with Mike Gallegos, on Saturday, and Sazon, on Sunday.


LA WineFest 2012 benefits the City of Hope, which is an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. All you “winers” get your tickets to LA Wine Fest 2012 happening on June 9 & 10 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood!

Stay with us and make it a weekend with special rates for all attending this event. Make your reservation today.

 

Oktoberfest LA 2011

While the rest of the country prepares for a cold winter, Los Angeles celebrates the sunny skies with an outdoor Oktoberfest. Travel to Europe and back in just one weekend and experience the best flavors of Germany. The Oktoberfest includes a fun-filled day of the best German beer, food, and entertainment. In true Bavarian spirit, tapping the keg kicks off the day’s festivities. Authentic German brews are served in commemorative steins manufactured and shipped directly from Munich, Germany.

Not much of a beer drinker? Then you will enjoy the best of German Wine & Spirit tasting that will also be available.  Don’t forget the food. From Sausages to giant pretzels, your taste buds will be in heaven. Don’t forget the strudel.

Oktoberfest will be filled with the greatest of tunes and music. Take in the musical styling of Ray Bandini Revue and their all female singers. 4-female singer fronted, super fun and generally very friendly cover band performing music from the 60’s to the Present in the R&B, Motown, Soul, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues/Rock, Pop/Punk, New Wave and Alternative genres

Stay up dancing all night with 2nd Thought Band. They are a fun and energetic rock cover band, with Lisa’s dynamic chops, Kelly’s melodic sax accompanied by James crazy guitar, all wrapped up in Mikes whaling drums.

Wilkommen! Enjoy the two century old German festival of Oktoberfest with Gypsy as we voyage from the raucous Bavarian Hofbraühaus to the peaceful valleys of the Austrian Tirol.

The Gypsy Folk Ensemble is a dance company which performs the exciting and exuberant folk dances of Europe, America, the Middle East and Polynesia. The company has been a fixture in dance entertainment in Los Angeles and Southern California for more than 25 years.

Or tap your toes along with the world’s premier accordionist Robert “Smokey” Miles. He’s a musician and entertainer who is featured on accordion in Bob Dylan’s Christmas video.

Let the Fantastic FIG will amaze and dazzle the crowd with incredible strolling close-up playing card magic as he walks around the Oktoberfest events.

What more could you ask for… a Month of Food, Beer, and Music. Oktoberfest in LA is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Not near LA? There are several Okertberfest around the Southern California area and within driving distance of our hotel.

The Abbey (West Hollywood): Starting Oct 1st and running every following Saturday until the 22nd, everyone’s favorite boy’s bar will be celebrating Oktoberfest with parties hosted by the Drag Queen Bar Maids. DJ Aaron Elvis will also be present to serenade your games of beer pong, and  discounted lite beers and a menu of German specialties like pretzels, sausages,  currywurst, and pig on a spit will be available for your drunk+fat pleasure.

LA Oktoberfest (Vanguard, Hollywood) : Hit up this Hollywood spot on the 22nd, starting at 1pm, for a boozy afternoon party filled with beers, brats, bavarian brew maidens. Tickets are $25 and get you admission, a giant stein to hold your booze, and one drank to fill such stein. Additional booze and food (brats and pretzels) will cost you $5 a pop. Stripping yourself of any dignity you had by wearing Bavarian garb is strongly encouraged.

Blue Palms Brewhouse (Hollywood): Today starts the final week of Blue Palm’s Oktoberfest celebrations (ending Sunday, Oct 2nd.) Its not much of a party, really a generally available deal. But you can get your hands on some delicious and somewhat reasonably priced beers ($6 Oktoberfest pints.) If you want to drink such pint in style, purchase a $6.50 commemorative 25oz mug and glug glug glug all night long.

Wirtshaus (Mid City, La Brea): Again, not a party per se but a general meeting grounds for those that enjoy sausages and suds. Along with their standard menu of German fare, there will also be schnitzel, potato pancakes (love!) and pretzels to enjoy with your discounted German beer. The beer-pong room has been transformed into a beergarten-like space with communal benches so you can chum it up with the boozer next to you. And there will be live music on Fridays and Saturdays. The party runs daily until Oct. 8th so you still have some time to drink, enjoy, and repeat.

 

OktoBEERfest at The Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood): For those aspiring actors and LA residents who don’t mind a good Tuesday morning work hangover, next Monday (Oct. 3rd) head to hollywierd to get your hands on some 32oz beers, brats, and live music from 5-7pm.

 

City Tavern (Culver City): Much like the story at BluePalms, City Tavern is offering some Oktoberfest specials and deals daily until Oct 2nd. Beers available include Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, & Hofbrau Oktoberfest and table-tender pours are .50/oz (self serve at table, reservations required.) If you go to the bar to grab your suds, it’ll be $6 for 16oz.

Book your stay with a rental car and save with our RoomVroonPackage. It includes accommodation for two, a rental car and self parking. Make your reservation today at http://bit.ly/ROOMVROOMPackage and don’t miss a minute of the festivities.

La Film Fest 2011

Celebrating it’s seventeenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival returns to downtown. The Festival is known as a world-class event, showcasing the best of American and international cinema. The Festival provides movie lovers access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, industry professional and talent from around the world. Beginning June 16th and running through June 26th, the Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Times and supported by L.A. LIVE.

The Festival features unique programs like the Filmmakers Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks and so much more. With over 200 features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Festival passes for this event are available begining June 13th. Festival passes are available to get the fullest experience. In addition to movie screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions, entry to the Jameson Filmmaker Lounge, where passholders can mingle with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community.

Richard Linklater’s Bernie will kick off the Festival. The film is written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, staring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small Texas town.  MacLaine is the town’s richest, meanest widow, and even she adores him.  You can’t get anybody to say a bad word about Bernie—even after he commits a very nasty crime. With talent like this opening the Festival, it is sure to be a steller event. For a full listing of all events visit LA Film Fest today.

LA WineFest 2011

The 2010 LA WineFest June 11-12, 2011 is incredibly well reviewed and considered the most fun consumer/educational WineFest in California. We were thrilled to host the Sneak Peek of this event. Select wines from the Robert Mondovi Discover Wine Tour (served daily at our Atrium Lounge & Cafe Sierra Restaurant) as well as gourmet hors d’oeuvre, Somerdale Cheeses, Live music  and the opportunity to purchase discount tickets to the event.

So get ready for a culinary delight and the largest wine fest Los Angeles has ever hosted.  La WineFest will be held at Raleigh Studios, established in 1915 and one of the oldest studios in Hollywood. Raleigh Studios has been the site where In the Heat of the Night and America’s Funniest Home Videos were filmed. The festival will take place outdoors for attendees to enjoy the warming sun rays of late spring. Experience true Hollywood style, with the best Wine, Food and Entertainment that only Cailfornia can offer.

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See the list of the 2011 Event Participants