Monthly Archives: April 2017
Apr 14 2017
Eat Drink Vegan – Beer & Food Festival Pasadena Rose Bowl May 27, 2017 @eatdrinkvegan @RoseBowlStadium

The Vegan Beer & Food Festival.  5/27 @ Rose Bowl. Unlimited pours of 250+ drinks, over 75 restaurants, marketplace & more. on sale now!

Unlimited pours OF THE REGION’S best CRAFT BEER, WINE, CIDERS, KOMBUCHA, COLD BREW, CRAFT SODAs and, new this year, tea Tastings at The Rose Bowl & Brookside Golf Course on May 27.

WE CURATE 100+ restaurants, food carts, TRUCKS and VENDORs.


tickets ON SALE now

<href=”” data-mentioned-user-id=”4040950394″>@GreenSaturdayLA marketplace lineup is here!! 40+ boutiques, body care & food for you to shop on 5/27.


Sizzle Pie

Chickpea & Olive

The Healthy Junk

Butchers Daughter


Taqueria la Venganza

Broken Spanish


Donna Jean

Sweetfin Poke

Scoops Westside

Peaceful Provisions

Block Party x Cena Vegan

Cafe Gratitude

Trejo’s Tacos


Sumo Dog

Donut Friend

Beer Belly

Mandoline Grill

Charlie’s Brownies



Berben and Wolff

Word of Mouth

Yeastie Boys Bagels


Kogi BBQ


Abbot’s Butcher • AvocaToast • Baby Love Sweetery • Beetchup • Bling Bling Dumpling

Border Grill Truck • Casa • Clara Cakes • Clean South • Clover Juice •Colima Coconuts

Diablo Pops • Divine Dips • Donut Farm • El Machete • Evolve Bakery • Fatsquatch

Follow Your Heart • Grilled Cheese Truck • IEATGRASS • India Jones• Indie Jams • Infinity Sauce

Jaycelab• Kelly’s Croutons • Kettle Chips • Kind Kreme • Leaf Cuisine • Les Beaux Chocolats

LIVEAT Chocolate • Love You Latte • Lundberg Family Farms • Mama’s International Tamales

Mod Foods Co. • NadaMoo • Pizzanista! • Pies By Domonic • Plant Food For People •

Power Plant Jerky • Proper’s Pickle • Pudding Truck • Ridiculous Baking Co • Riot Grill

Rowe of Venice • Shojin • Shugah Mama • Smart Pressed Juice • Snackrilege

Southern Fried Vegan • The Sushi Conscious • The Vegetarian Blog

The Walrus and The Hedgehog • Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies • Urban Ramen

You Are Loved Foods

+ more To be Announced


  • Food is not included with passes


Apr 12 2017
8th Annual LA Food Fest hits the Coliseum on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 @LAFoodFest

Your favorite tasting event is back. The first, the original 8th Annual LA Food Fest hits the Coliseum on Saturday, June 10th!


The first, the original, the 8th Annual LA Food Fest is back!

Saturday, June 10
2p – 7p
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 

VIP Doors at 2pm
GA Doors at 3:30pm




Dust off those stretchy pants.
We’ll see you there!


Save $15 with Early Bird tix on sale now through Sunday, April 23.

As a thanks to our fans for your many years of loyalty, all early bird ticket buyers will be entered to win some awesome prizes like a tricked out URB-E, signed copies of the new ‘Adventures in Starry Kitchen‘ cookbook, complimentary VIP ticket upgrades, and more.

Winners will be announced on Monday, April 24!

URB-E is the global leader lightweight foldable electric vehicles and our favorite way to get around town, especially when we Go Metro! Designed in Pasadena. Built in California. Patented Worldwide. Be automatically entered to win one of these bad boys when you buy early bird tickets!

Apr 7 2017
LitFest Pasadena Expands in Its 6th Year – May 20 & 21, 2017 @LitFestPasadena

LitFest Pasadena is May 20 & 21, 2017!


LitFest Pasadena Expands in Its 6th Year

(April 7, 2017) LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland’s free literary arts festival, celebrates its sixth year with a weekend of events, authors’ panels and readings on May 20 & 21, 2017. LitFest Pasadena is presented by Light Bringer Project and Literature for Life.

LitFest will unfold again on the sidewalks and in the storefronts, corridors and unique venues of the highly walkable Playhouse District. Vroman’s Bookstore and the Pasadena Playhouse will serve as anchor points, as the festival continues its legacy of featuring Pulitzer Prize winners, L.A.’s most diverse and exciting authors, and eclectic discussion panels.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Renowned food critic Jonathan Gold will lead a panel exploring The Legacy of Julia Child, Pasadena’s own legendary chef, writer and television celebrity. This event is also co-sponsored by the L.A. Times Food Bowl.
  • Gary Phillips will moderate Sunshine Noir, a panel of crime and mystery writers who will unearth a trove of crime, danger, mystery death and, even evil, in the land of sunshine, surf and optimism.
  • Sci-Fest L.A. joins LitFest this year, treating audiences to dramatic readings of the works of finalists competing for the Roswell Award which will be presented live and in-person. A Tomorrow Prize will also be presented to outstanding emerging writers of our L.A. County high schools.
  • Award-winning author and journalist, Jean Guerrero, will discuss her experiences reporting out of hostile environments in Latin America, with panel Conflict Zone Reporting For Young Female Journalists.
  • Fusion-Ha!: Manga Influences on American Comic Books Hear all about it from our expert panelists as they discuss the impact manga and anime have had on comics and culture. Guests panelists from Nickelodeon’s show Avatar the Last Airbender, to Marvel and DC’s manga-influenced artists Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and Kris Anka (Captain Marvel).

Also featured at LitFest will be The Humor & Heartbreak of L.A. with panelists Nina Revoyr, Lian Dolan, Christopher Noxon, Dana Johnson, moderated by David Ulin; Writing Indigenous California from Island of Blue Dolphins to an American Genocide, featuring Luis Rodriguez with panelists Greg Sarris, Dr. Melissa Leal, Rose Davis, moderated by Shonda Buchanan.

Prominent California African-American authors will discuss Writing in the Time of Black Lives Matter with Altadena novelist and LitFest co-founder Jervey Tervalon We are also pleased to welcome Brooke Binkowski, Managing Editor of Snopes.

Other panels have been designed to touch upon various facets of our literary and social-cultural landscape with such topics as Making Space, Holding Space: When Community is not just a Marketing Team, HUIZACHE Latino lit magazine, Cute Filipinos on a Saturday Afternoon, Running and Writing: The Soul’s Escape, The Kurdish Trilogy, and the L.A. Cookbook: How the City Eats and Cooks.

The Pasadena Public Library joins LitFest for the first time as the Donald Wright Auditorium will host Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre with a storytime entitled “It’s all how you look at it.” This will be followed by a creative crafts workshop for young adults and children, provided by Reiyukai America.

For more information on participating as a sponsor, community partner or volunteer, call Patricia Hurley at (626) 590-1134 or by email Author spokesperson Jervey Tervalon can also be reached at (626) 827-5491 or by email

Facebook: LitFestPasadena Twitter: @LitFestPasadena Instagram:#litfestpasadena

Apr 3 2017
Food Forward’s 7th Annual Spring Melt April 22, 2017 @LAWeekly @foodforwardla #foodwaste

40% of food in America is wasted, while 1 in every 7 Americans faces hunger. LA Weekly’s official charitable partner, Food Forward, presents a simple solution to this issue — and invites you to join the fight on April 22 at the 7th Annual Spring Melt.

Come eat, drink, be merry, and party in support of an organization that harvests food, fights hunger, and builds community. Every year, Food Forward donates surplus produce to over 1.5 million Southern Californians in need — all thanks to supporters like you.

Admission to this benefit event is $150 and includes unlimited fare from favorites like Clementine, Smog City Brewery, porridge & puffs, Ventura Spirits Company, Sweet Rose Creamery, and many more — plus a tax-deductible donation to support this crucial work.

Tickets are nearly sold out, so don’t delay. Grab yours today!


Food Forward invites you to eat, drink, and be merry in celebration of another fruitful year!

Make a difference in shaping the future of our food system while you dine, imbibe, and vibe at Food Forward’s 7th annual anti-gala, The Spring Melt.


Saturday, April 22 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the historic Charlie Chaplin soundstage at The Jim Henson Company studio lot in Hollywood. Pre-event reception for Sponsors and “Fruitanthropist” ticketholders begins at 6 PM.


The Spring Melt brings fine food and exquisite spirits together in abundance, supporting Food Forward’s efforts to bring fresh, free produce to over 100,000 people in need each month.

All-stars from Southern California’s food and beverage scene will delight you throughout the night…

And that’s only just the start. The Spring Melt is a feast for all senses:

  • Interdisciplinary video artist Jesse Gilbert transforms the space through site-specific visuals
  • DJ Dennis Owens of The Good Foot brings the sonic funk
  • Explore tactile matters through hands-on culinary projects

Please note: This event is for guests 21+, and parking is not included with purchase of admission. Reserved parking is available for advance purchase via Eventbrite for an additional $20.

Your impact:

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, up to 40% of food in the United States is wasted. At the same time, 1 in 6 Americans lack adequate access to food. Food Forward presents a simple solution to this disparity by connecting surplus produce with the food insecure people in our communities. Admission for one provides over 1,000 pounds of produce to people in need, and a Fruitanthropist Ticket provides over 2,500 pounds!

Looking to make a bigger impact?

Corporate and family sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here or contact Annie@FoodForward.Org for more information.

Food Forward Thanks Our Generous Melt Sponsors:

Ralphs & Food 4 Less

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Julie and Steve Bram
David Broering / NFI Logistics
California United Bank
City National Bank
Mark Borman and Karen Hermelin
Haltrecht Family
Pam and Evan Kaizer
The Original Farmers Market
Umpqua Bank
YH Advisors

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Apr 3 2017
Union Celebrates 3 Years with Incredible Lineup for Guest Chef Dinner – April 10th @Union_Pasadena @626food

Join Us…
reUNION Guest Chef Dinner

Duff Goldman, Michael Voltaggio, Brooke Williamnson and Nick Shipp

 Monday,  April 10th @ 6p

On Monday, April 10, prominent Chef/Co-Owner Bruce Kalman and Partner Marie Petulla of UNION, a Pasadena restaurant staple and beloved dining destination, will play host to a chef reUNION celebrating three years of success and adoration from its loyal guests. The evening will feature a thoughtfully prepared three-course dinner created by Chef Kalman who will be joined by his closest chef friends, including season six “Top Chef” winner and ink. restaurant Owner Michael Voltaggio; Pastry Chef, Owner of Charm City Cakes, and Host of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” Duff Goldman; this season’s “Top Chef” Winner and Chef/Owner of Tripel, The Hudson House, and Playa Provisions Brooke Williamson; and Upper West Executive Chef Nick Shipp.

Since its opening in 2014, UNION has plated some of the most beloved dishes in the city utilizing locally sourced ingredients and root-to-leaf cooking techniques. Paying tribute to UNION, Chef Bruce will unite his signature Northern-Italian style of cooking with Voltaggio’s modernist cooking techniques, Williamson’s signature California-inspired cuisine, Goldman’s imaginative approach to baking, and Shipp’s expertise with contemporary American fare for this magical night.

Featuring one seating at 6 p.m. for $125 (excludes tax and gratuity). To complement the meal, UNION’s seasoned sommelier and winemaker George Pitsironis will be on hand to pair each course with a dynamic glass of wine for $45 encouraging guests to expand their wine palate.

WHEN:           Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m.
*One seating only

PRICING:        $125 per person excluding tax, gratuity / $45 wine pairings

TICKETS:      Please email or CALL 626.795.5841 to reserve

WHERE:         UNION
37 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103