This Weekend: Macallan Open Bar, Allagash Beer Paired Dinner, Food Truck Racetrack

— by Caroline on Crack

Thursday, September 29

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tasting at Wood & Vine Restaurant
K&L Wines is hosting a Buffalo Trace tasting of delicious proportions at Wood & Vine. For $45 at the door you get to partake of Buffalo Trace White Dog & Straight Bourbon, Elmer T Lee Bourbon, Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon..deep breath…Blanton’s Bourbon, Weller 12 Year Bourbon, E.H. Taylor Bonded 100 Proof, William Larue Weller Cask Strength Bourbon, Sazerac 18 Straight Rye! Pfew! This definitely calls for a designated driver.

  • 7-8:30pm. $45 at the door. Wood & Vine, 6280 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323) 334-3360.

Friday, September 30

Macallan Open Bar at Exchange LA
For only $5 donation fee, which goes to charity:water, you get to taste one of the best Scotches out there all night at a downtown nightclub. Try some flights or have it in a cocktail. But may I suggest neat or with just a smidge of water? You’ll dance, you’ll drink, you’ll have fun.

Saturday, October 1

Food Truck Festival at Santa Anita Park
All your favorite food trucks in one place is always a good thing. Here at the Santa Anita Food Truck Festival, the mobile food court will spread itself out in the middle of the racetrack on the entire Santa Anita infield — 70 gourmet food trucks like the popular Grilled Cheese Truck, Lobsta Truck, Ludo Truck, and Lardon Truck. There will also be carnival games and live music as well as pony rides for the kiddies.

  • 11am-5pm. $5. Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia (map).

LA Burning Man Decompression
Didn’t get to hit up Burning Man this year? Here’s a baby Burning Man, er Burning Baby (?), event for you as well as BM attendees who are still flying high from the event. But this one, you don’t have to trek all the way to the desert, spend a fortune and worry about where to go to the bathroom. The Official Burning Man LA Decompression event showcases art, music and Burning Man culture all in a span of 12 hours. There will be live music, DJs, art, theme camps, puppets, circus and, yes, fire.

  • 1pm-2am. $20. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring Street, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, October 2

Octoberfest Beer Pairing Dinners at LA Market
This Sunday is the launch of LA Market’s beer pairing dinners in celebration of Octoberfest. Each week, Chef Kerry Simon will create a special three-course dinner to complement the beers from featured craft brewers. Starting things off is a dinner with Allagash Brewing Company from Portland, Maine. Upcoming brewers include North Coast, Affligem, Unibroue and more! Three-course menu including beer pairings is just $35.

  • 5-10pm. $35. LA Market, 900 W Olympic Boulevard, Downtown (map). (213) 765-8600.