Food Fight: Taste of Beverly Hills vs. LA Times' Celebration of Food and Wine Discount Tickets

— by Caroline on Crack

Taste of Beverly HillsLA Times Celebration of Food and Wine

Just got the heads-up about this from Goldstar: discounts off a couple of the hottest food festival tickets! Only problem? They’re both for the same day, Sunday, September 5! Oh, the humanity! So to help you decide, here’s a quick breakdown of each event’s discount offer.

Food & Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills’ Art of the Brunch

  • Free-flowing Bloody Marys, Bellinis and Mimosas!
  • Wine sessions as well as beer and cocktail tastings.
  • Brunch from the best restaurants in LA, including Comme Ca, Huckleberry and Craft.
  • Live chef demos by Ray Garcia of The Fig, Scott Conant of Scarpetta and more.
  • KCRW pie contest with Evan Kleiman.
  • “LA’s best DJs” and Jason Bentley is the event’s musical director.

Tickets: $62.50 (regular $125). Sunday 10am-3pm. Behind the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map).

Los Angeles Times’ Celebration of Food and Wine

  • Food Network Lounge surrounded by  food trucks from The Great Food Truck Race, like Nom Nom Truck and Crepes Bonaparte.
  • More food trucks, including Coolhaus, Ahn Joo and Buttermilk Truck.
  • Mixologist demonstrations, panel discussions and book signings.
  • Concert by indie pop duo, She & Him, which is awesome if you like them. If you don’t, well, you can skip this.
  • All day (8 hours) versus ToBH’s five-hour event. LAT’s general admission $33/VIP $75 vs. ToBH’s $62.50.
  • You can buy VIP or general (or just for the concert). But I’d go with the VIP ticket which is $50 less than the regular price of $125. This way you get unlimited tastings as opposed to just 8, AND you have access to the VIP tasting area.

Tickets: $20-$75, not including fees (regular $40-$125). Sunday 12-8pm. Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

So which is it going to be? ToBH or LATCFW? Speaking of which, you still have til 3pm today to get your entries in for a chance to win tickets to the LA Times’ event.