Artisanal LA: The Best $10 You'll Ever Spend

— by Caroline on Crack


Nowadays, a ten-spot doesn’t really get you much. Barely pays for a cocktail let alone for parking off Hollywood Boulevard. But at next weekend’s Artisanal LA‘s inaugural fall show — a community shopping, tasting extravaganza — $10 will get you ALL of the following (via Artisanal LA’s Facebook event page):

  • Hosted beverages like Honest Tea, Dry Soda, Function and Bonadea
  • Local craft beer, wine and spirits tasting (21+)
  • A one-of-a-kind tote bag for the first 1,000 attendees
  • Shopping from nearly 75 local, craft vendors including Cake Monkey Bakery, Bakelab and Compartes Chocolatier
  • Workshops and handmade activities
  • Family-friendly arts & crafts
  • Giveaways and door prizes
  • DJ Bryan Davidson setting the mood
  • Pitchfork’s Mud Baron giving out seedlings
  • Partial proceeds benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and LAUSD Edible School Gardens

Also, this just in, for both days, attendees get to enjoy samples of Tru Organic vodka and gin as well as Crusoe Organic Rum. The latter will be featured in a sample of its signature spiced rum cocktail, the Organic Friday which is made with the rum, Fruit Lab Jasmine Liqueur and lemon juice. Apparently, Tru Organic Spirits are so green that for every 2 ounces you imbibe, you make yourself carbon neutral for a day. And the company plants a tree for every bottle of booze they sell! So feel good while you indulge.

And it’s not just about shopping and sampling, both Saturday and Sunday will host panels and demos, a great thing considering your admission pays for both days. Check the site for the schedule. Saturday’s events include a caviar demo and tasting by Petrossian as well as a demo by Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop on how to use local and seasonal produce. Sunday promises a biodynamic wine pairing demo and tasting by Napa Valley Grille and a craft beer panel moderated by the Beer Chicks and featuring Eagle Rock Brewery and Nibble Bit Tabby.

So, you see, Artisanal LA will be the best $10 you ever spent. Keep in mind that it’s $10 for an advance ticket and $15 cash at the door so get your tickets now.

GIVEAWAY: If $10 is still too much for you, ya cheapskate, I have two tickets to give away. To enter to win a ticket, do the following.

  1. Leave a comment below saying what you’re looking forward to doing, seeing, or tasting at Artisanal LA.
  2. Tweet: “I want a free ticket to @artisanalLA, @carolineoncrack!”

I’ll randomly pick a couple of winners (a winner a ticket) via on Tuesday at noon and notify the winners via email. If I don’t hear from you by 4pm that Tuesday, I’ll draw another winner so check your email!

EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 from 11am to 6pm

Cooper Design Space Penthouse
860 S Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90014 (map)
Facebook: ArtisanalLA
Twitter: @ArtisanalLA