Monthly Archives: February 2018
Feb 21 2018
Crypto Invest Summit 2018 Discount Tickets Los Angeles #crypto #bitcoin @cryptoinvestsummit

Crypto Invest Summit – Los Angeles

Monday, April 30, 2018 | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 6:00 PM –

Wed, May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM

Buy your ticket here

Blockchain Meets Investors

Crypto Invest Summit brings to you the who-is-who in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space on 2 stages and the largest crypto expo space in the world. Join us for two days of presentations, pitches, educational panels and insightful fireside chats with industry leaders.

Visit for more information.

LA Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Feb 13 2018
3rd Annual Masters of Taste – L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of The Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018) @MastersofTaste @626food

3rd Annual Masters of Taste – L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of The Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018)

3rd Annual Masters of Taste:

L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things

On Field of The Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!




(Los Angeles, CA), Tuesday, February 12th, 2018: Come celebrate and be part of the 3rd Annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl!


Masters of Taste 2018 will bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together from all over Greater Los Angeles for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Culinary Masters and restaurants, delectable sweets prepared by L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, top Beverage Masters who will be featuring signature handcrafted cocktail tastings from 25 spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring top Mixologists from four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold-pressed juices cold brew coffee, live entertainment and much, much more.


100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2018 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community and offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last two years Masters of Taste has raised nearly $1 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs


Some of this year’s Masters of Taste 2018 participating Culinary Masters and Restaurants include:



Sweet Masters: A select group of Los Angeles Top Sweet Masters will showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as the deliciously scrumptious scratch baked custom cakes from Butter Cake Shoppe, Crème Caramel, traditional and wildly creative gelato flavors from Fatamorgana Gelato, homemade premium sorbets from Helados Pops, Chocolatier to the Stars Mignon Chocolate, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Porto’s Bakery, Zooies Cookies and much more.


Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:


Brewmasters: Beverage Masters who specialize in barley and hops will be presenting top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more for guests to sample, sip and savor all throughout the event, including Southern California favorites Indie Brewing Company, Iron triangle Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., San Fernando Brewing Co., State Brewing Co. and more.


Wineries: A specially curated collection of Wine Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension Cellars, Cosentino Winery, Foris Winery & Vineyards, Hitching Post Winery, Y3 by Jax Vineyards, Kieu Hoang Winery, Lorimar Vineyard and Winery, Anderson Valley’s Navarro Vineyards and Wrath Wines to name a few.


Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails, including Peter Lloyd-Jones of 1886, Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl, Colin Pflugradt of SOL Cocina, and Pasadena’s Magnolia House. Top brands showcasing their finest spirits will also include American Born Moonshine, Dulce Vida Tequila, Woodford Reserve and ZYR Russian Vodka and many more.


Non-Alcoholic Beverages: A variety of premium non-alcoholic Beverage Masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, such as Bai, Boxed Water, Califia Farms Juices and Cold Brew Coffees, Dry Sparkling, Groundwork Coffee, Immordl energy elixirs, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar and Zico Coconut Water and more.


More Culinary Masters, Sweet Masters and Beverage Masters to be announced.


Sponsors: Masters of Taste 2018 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, which include HomeStreet Bank, Judith L Chiara Foundation, Western Asset Management, Woodford Reserve, Kaiser Permanente, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Kauffman Wealth Management and Zonin USA.


Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2018 will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets to this event are only available for guests 21+ and over. Masters of Taste 2018 Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase until Thursday, March 1st, 2018. For more information on Masters of Taste 2018 or to book your tickets directly, please visit


Location:  Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103.


Transportation and Parking: Guests are encouraged to utilize car services – Lyft, Uber, Taxi, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking will also be available at the event

Feb 13 2018
Family Winemakers 2018 Pasadena Wine Tasting @626food @FWCTasting #cawines

Family Winemakers 2018 Pasadena Wine Tasting
by Family Winemakers of California


Each year in California we bring wine lovers together & host TWO of the most comprehensive tasting of California wines in the world! Must be 21+

Family Winemakers of California
Pasadena Tasting
“An Afternoon of Great Wines – A Family Tradition!”

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Consumer Tickets from 2-5pm: $75.00

All Access Tickets from 12-5pm: $95 (includes iSip Lounge)

Your Consumer Ticket includes: Unlimited access to approximately 125 wineries from 50+ California appellations pouring over 35 varietals and over 500 different wines; commemorative wine glass; a great variety of cheeses, breads and crackers. Wine orders may be placed at this tasting, to be shipped from the winery. Many wineries will be offering special pricing on shipping and/or select wines. No wine may leave the building since state law and ABC rules prohibit free gifts of alcohol.

One thread weaves through this tasting — a desire to bring you the best wines. This tasting is about the breadth of wineries from across the state, an enormous range of varietals, and wine growing appellations from all over the state. All Family Winemakers tastings focus on wineries that are small (generally under 5000 cases), have limited marketing outreach, and will be represented by family members. There will be wineries at this event pouring with Family Winemakers for the first time. It’s an opportunity to expand your palate. You can sample new releases from your classic favorites and from wineries just selling their first vintages. CHECK out varietals you’ve never heard of or your best-loved Cabs and Chardonnays. This well-respected tasting is a once-a-year opportunity to tour and taste California’s wine country under one place.

For those that have not participated in a wine tasting of this size, we have developed some Helpful Hints (Click on the link to DOWNLOAD our Consumer guide to wine tastings).

Contact us:, (415) 705-0646

Participant expressly grants the promoter and its licensees to use holder’s image or likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction of such event, and the right to send you emails about subsequent tastings.

No one under 21 admitted, including infants. Only certified service animals are allowed.

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Feb 11 2018
Green Life Food Festival 2018 @626food #pasadena #foodevent

Green Life Food Festival 2018

A lively, family-friendly two day event for all growers and consumers who wan to know more about healthy, sustainable and delicious food, especially those cultivated through Natural Agriculuture principles and methods. Local foods, workshops, knowledgeable speakers, activities for kids, and more!

Come join us for two days of workshops*, classes*, presentations, and activities covering the growing, preparing, and consuming of healthy food. Vendor booths, raffle, and panel discussion included. Feed your body, mind, and soul.

Please register here for the event. It is FREE.

2430 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 584-8841


Because classes and workshops have limited space, registration opens at 9:30 am on both days!

A free admission family friendly event with workshops, classes, presentations and activities. Please register at

Feb 9 2018
#NationalPizzaDay National Pizza Day – Top Places for Pizza Pasadena @626food #pizza

#NationalPizzaDay National Pizza Day – Top Places for Pizza Pasadena @626food #pizza

Are you looking for a place to have pizza on National Pizza Day. In the Pasadena, CA area there are lots of pizza places.

Here’s just a few.

Some are chains and some are one or two locations

Tarantino’s Pizzeria Inc
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
The Luggage Room Pizzeria
Pie Life Pizza
Pitfire Artisan Pizza
Two Guys From Italy Pizzeria
The Pizza Press
Bambino’s Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Pinocchio’s Pizza
Romeo’s Pizza
Pizza of Venice

Feb 6 2018
Derive Restaurant Opens in Place of Racion Restaurant Pasadena @626food
As you may have heard, we have decided to close Racion Restaurant. Since first opening Racion six years ago, we have done our best to serve high quality foods in the Spanish Basque tradition and enjoyed both great success and the satisfaction that comes with doing what we love! However, we are ready for a new challenge exploring new cuisines, flavors, and techniques. As a result, we have been remodeling the space to accommodate a new project we are excited to share – Dérive Restaurant! Dérive is an ingredient-driven, New American neighborhood restaurant supporting small organic farmers and wineries.
Our team, including fellow Chef Shane Alvord and Restaurateur Loretta Peng, will remain the same, as will our commitment to quality and a high level of service. We are now open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week 11:30am-10pm, and eventually for breakfast as well.
As a gesture of our gratitude, we are pleased to offer our loyal customers a 10% discount off of their bill when they visit Dérive Restaurant. This offer is good for two months, until April 1, 2018. Just mention the words “Friends and Family” to your server upon arrival and the discount will be applied to your bill.
Call 626-460-8110 or Reserve online
Feb 6 2018
Watch Live at 3:45pm ET: Falcon Heavy Test Launch @SpaceX #FalconHeavy

Watch Live at 3:45pm ET: Falcon Heavy Test Launch


SpaceX is targeting launch of the Falcon Heavy Test Flight today, February 6th, 2018, at 3:45pm ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Falcon Heavy’s first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

You can watch the test flight and a simulation of what we hope happens during flight at