It’s the final day of the Taste! Seriously….if you are a true foodie…hop to it! Presented by the LA Times, the annual food and wine festival has evolved into a spectacular event attracting one of a kind chefs from well known restaurants. 

Sunday September 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sunday Brunch and BBQ – Hosted by Amy ScPOW the-taste-logoattergood, Times Food Editor, Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, and Corina Weibel, Chef/Co-Owner of Canelé; Over-the-top eats from some of the city’s favorite brunch purveyors and pit masters will be served up in conjunction with demos by Carter, Weibel, Roy Choi (Kogi/A-Frame/POT) and Neil Strawder (Bigmista’s Barbecue). Scattergood will lead a discussion focused on the varied, innovative ways that fire is used in the kitchen with Quinn Hatfield (Odys + Penelope), Michael Kahikina (Barrel and Ashes) and Francisco Perez (Aqui es Texcoco). Restaurants include Canelé, Doomie’s Home Cookin’, POT, The Churchill and The Hudson, along with Diablo Pops.

Sunday September 6, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.Flavors of L.A. – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Carlos Salgado, Chef of Taco María; The depth, breadth and diversity of flavor that make Los Angeles one of the most exciting places to dine are showcased in the closing-night celebration. Taco maestros Salgado and Wes Avila (Guerilla Tacos), along with critically-lauded chefs Curtis Stone (Maude) and Suzanne Tracht (Jar), will each choose a favorite dish to demo for festival-goers. Delving into the latest SoCal culinary phenomenon, Gold will discuss Things in a Bowl with Alvin Cailan (Ramen Champ/Eggslut), Christine Moore (Lincoln/Little Flower Candy Co.) and Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs). Restaurants include Bar Pintxo, CHAYA, Gasolina Café, Joe’s Restaurant, Madcapra, Racion and Worldwide Tacos.

POW THETASTE SIgnThe event takes place at the famed Paramount Studios, home to many popular TV shows and movies. It makes for an exquisite venues for a fun festive weekend of eating and drinking. 

Parking for all events will be located in the Paramount Pictures Studios parking structures:

Paramount Pictures Gower parking structure – 801 N. Gower Street, LA, 90038
Paramount Pictures Van Ness parking structure – 783 N. Van Ness Avenue, LA 90038

Parking charge will be $13 and is CASH ONLY.

When programming your GPS to reach the event, please program in the parking structure address listed above and please do not attempt to enter the Paramount Pictures lot via either entrance on Melrose Avenue. The Melrose Avenue entrances will not be working parking entrances for the event and you will be redirected.

Public Transport / Taxi drop / Arriving on foot: Please proceed to either the Gower or Van Ness gate. No entry will be permitted through the Melrose gates.

Tickets range from $100 to $175.  Buy Tickets Here!

What: THE TASTE 2015
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038
When: Sunday, September 6, 11am-2pm / 7:30pm-10:30pm


In the Santa Monica/Mar Vista area…

SimSun-Sept6-Artshow-Karin Swildensone Maudhui hosts her 9th annual Art Show and Open House/Garden today (Sunday September 6) from 1 to 7pm. Enjoy fine art, meet the artists, visit with friends and other art lovers, and take home a treasure.

See image: sculpture by Karin Swildens

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude” F. Nietzsche

Artists include: Candace Daly, Catherine Elzas, Christine Stephens, Ena Dubnoff, Dominique Louis, Jean Chérie, Karin Swildens, and Catherine Elzas¬Beilin.

What: Art Show / Open House/Garden
Where: 12914 Rose Avenue, Los Angeles 90066
When: Sunday, September 6, 1:00pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-391-8172


Chung King Road host more events today. Enjoy three back-to-back-to-back artist panel talks at Escalante Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, and Good Luck Gallery.

Sunday Sept 6 @ 4pm: Curator Walk Thru at Escalante Gallery
Sunday Sept 6 @ 5pm: Panel Talk with Artist Diane Silver, Critic Peter Frank & Gallerist Mat Gleason at Coagula Curatorial
Sunday Sept 6 @ 6pm: Panel Talk with Critic Doug Harvey and Artist Cathy Ward at Good Luck Gallery


Sun-Sept6-Wokano-whitepartyIn Santa Monica…

Celebrate Labor Day early at WOKCANO SANTA MONICA.


Music by DJ Ivory & DJ Frankie
Complimentary Hors D’Ouevres from 8-10pm

No Cover. RSVP to Guarantee Entry – CLICK HERE!

What: White Party
Where: Wokcano Santa Monica, 1413 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Sunday, September 6, 8:00pm – 2:00am


Don’t forget….we have one more day of events for you – Labor Day!!!