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Grab a Bite of Los Angeles at The Taste!

Experience all of the best restaurants of Los Angeles at the LA Times The Taste. The celebration is a weekend of five themed events  at Paramount Pictures Studios over Labor Day weekend. Every event features unlimited food and drink tastings from over 40 of the best restaurants in Southern California.  Live cooking, mixology, wine seminars and panel discussions will also be held. If you’re staying in hotels by Bob Hope airport during Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out of the Taste’s events!

September 1: Field to Fork, hosted by Russ Parsons & Ray Garcia, 11am to 3pm

Russ Parsons is the LA Times Food Editor. This event is inspired by fresh, local ingredients and cooking seasonal dishes. Your ticket includes unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food tastings, plus access to wine seminars and cooking demonstrations. This event feature’s Farmer’s Markets, locally grown foods, and much more.

September 1: Cocktail Confidential, hosted by Jessica Gelt & Julian Cox, 8-11pm

This event was designed especially for bartenders! Jessica Gelt, Food & Night Writer for The Times, hosts a party with cocktails and bites. You’ll witness demonstrations from craft beverage specialists, and a mixology competition judged by the two hosts.

September 2: Flavors of L.A., hosted by Jonathan Gold & Evan Kleiman, 11am to 3pm

Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Evan Kleiman, chef, author and host of KCRW’s “Good Food” host an afternoon of authentic dishes from all over the world through Los Angeles’ best restaurants. Cuisine included in the event span Mexican, Japanese sake, street food, Peruvian food, wine and much more.

September 2: Dinner & Drinks, hosted by Betty Hallock & The Beer Chicks, 8-11pm

Times Deputy Food Editor Better Hallock hosts a night of food and drink pairings with “The Beer Chicks” Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune. Cocktail and beer demonstrations will take place all night, along with unlimited food and drink tastings.

Labor Day Picnic, hosted by Noelle Carter and Zoe Nathan, 11am-3pm

Celebrate the sandwich on Labor Day, in its many forms. Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director will host an afternoon of classic and exotic sandwiches, from ice cream to burgers to rachos to bahn mi. There will also be a cookoff, several cooking demonstrations and wine tastings.

Tickets are $65 per event and $75 at the door. For more information, check out the Taste’s website.