huffpost-logoLos Angeles is home to a vast amount of amazing restaurants. But who has the time or the budget to visit them all? Yes happy hours can serve up a taste of what the restaurant has to offer. However happy hours sometimes feature items solely from the appetizer menu.

Food Festivals are a popular option. Here food lovers have the chance to try a ecelectic array of cuisine from many restaurants all in one place. Usually it is a sample of a main dish and as well as an appetizer. Sometimes even a signature dessert.

If yKathy andFoodCritic Jonathan Goldou happen to be a foodie…you’ll love festivals such as the TASTE, Los Angeles Food and Wine Show and more. See links to both my Huff Post food event reviews about both festivals.

You even have the chance to meet exceptional chefs and food critics like Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jonathan Gold.

My staff and I (at LA Art Party) have enjoyed many food type events (yes that includes wine events too). Many of these festivals offer spirits, wine and beer as well. So be sure to pick a designated driver and decide who draws the lucky straw to be the designated drinker….you know that’s always my job.

Get out there and enjoy!!!