Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Cuisinier Caucus: All-Star Chef Classic

     
    Grab a seat at Restaurant Stadium to catch 26 leading chefs from around the world flexing their collective culinary muscle.
     
    BBQ bosses: Eat your way through the West Coast’s best barbecue to help crown California’s champion.
     
    Fri-Sun. L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown (877-234-8425). $65-1,095 here.

    Nearby: Bottega Louie; Drago Centro; Tom's Urban

  • Steak Session: The Meating Room

     
    Sip glasses of Kentucky bourbon while learning about and (obviously) tasting the difference between dry- and wet-aged beef.
     
    Food festival: Road trip out to Palm Desert before the Coachella madness hits for a three-day food & beverage bacchanalia.
     
    Fri 7:30p. Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, 330 S. Hope St., Downtown (213-680-0330). $50; advance reservations here.

    Nearby: Mo-Chica; Patina; Water Grill

  • Panamérika Party: Ana Tijoux

     
    Bob to body-rocking beats, rhymes, and rock at this Latino showcase headlined by the Grammy-nominated Chilean rapstress.
     
    SXSW lite: Couldn’t make it to Austin? Get an earful of what you missed at Saturday’s SXSW post-party.
     
    Fri 8:30p. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park (213-413-8200). $14 here.

    Nearby: Mohawk Bend; El Compadre; The Park
     

  • Literary Feast: Selected Shorts: Drama at Dinner

     
    Listen to A-list actors dramatize food-centric works by award-winning authors at this pairing of short stories and snacks.
     
    Party like it's 1999: Relive high school at screenings of Varsity Blues and She’s All That. Swigging your parents' schnapps is optional.
     
    Sat-Sun. The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood (310-440-7300). $35 here.

    Nearby: Lemonade; Toscana; Napa Valley Grille

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