Second Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Following the success of the inaugural event, the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to Newport Beach, CA October 2-4, 2015. The Festival begins on the evening of Friday, October 2, with the official Launch Party & Charity Event at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge, one of Newport Beach’s hottest nightspots and dining destinations.

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During the Daytime Festival on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, enjoy live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, interactive wine panels with master sommeliers, mixology courses and live jazz. Our Grand Tasting Pavilions will boast 30 of OC’s finest restaurants with over 200 wines poured for tastings. Saturday and Sunday daytime events takes place at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Net proceeds from the weekend benefit charity partner Project Hope Alliance.

Grab your tickets and get ready to eat, sip, and have fun! Peep the list of participants here:

Saturday Line-Up

Sunday Line-Up

See you there! Cheers!

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LA Weekly Brunch at the Races Giveaway

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Happy Friday guys! I got some good news for my lovely readers! I’m doing a giveaway on my Instagram page!! Win 2 general admission tickets to the best brunch you’ll ever have, #BrunchAtTheRaces! With brunchy cocktails and 30 of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in LA and beyond, this Sunday, October 18th event is not to be missed!

To enter, you must do the following:

1⃣ follow @losangelesfoodiegirl and @laweekly

2⃣ tag 3 of your friends

3⃣ comment ⬇️ what you’re excited to eat/drink

TICKETS:  http://microapp.laweekly.com/brunch-at-the-races/2015/restaurants.php

🍳☕️What: signature breakfast and brunch event

📍Where: Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia CA 91007

🕚When: Sunday, October 18th 11am – 2pm

All Ages

The races will be happening during the event! A ticket includes access to Santa Anita Park for the day

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Recap: 6th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival

I got the opportunity to cover the 6h Annual OC Brew Ha Ha this year at Oak Canyon Ranch.

Upon check-in we were given a commemorative glass and map. Then we were off to the adult’s playground.There were unlimited tastings of over 90 craft beers, food trucks, games, and live entertainment. This event is a beer connoisseur dream come true.

I honestly lost count how many different IPAs I had that day. Some of my favorites were bottle logicbootlegger’s breweryelysian brewery, and Valiant Brewing Company.

Food at the festival were plentiful though it was an extra cost. Hopefully they can work some sort deal to make this an all inclusive event sometime in the future.

I was able to capture some pictures! Take a look!

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