Food Weekend: Good Food Day LA, Blue Palms Re-Opening, Pig & Beer

From the entire town turning into an educational seminar, to a benefit pork-based dinner in downtown, L.A. has plenty of food happenings this weekend.

All day Saturday, the entirety of Los Angeles will be taken over by the first-ever Good Food Day LA, with dozens of food-related volunteer activities taking place across our great city. The festivities and events are, obviously, way too numerous to list here. So instead, check out our preview of the event for all of your Good Food Day LA infomartional needs!

After a pesky lease situation, the always-wonderful Blue Palms Brewhouse is set to finally re-open and bring their worldly selection of alcoholic beverages back to Hollywood. And they're throwing a party. On Sunday, starting at noon, $40 will get you 10 taster tickers and complimentary snacks to get your nosh on with. Beer choices include Green Flash's Palate Wrecker and Lost Abbey's delicious Deliverance, among many, many others.

On Sunday in downtown L.A., acclaimed chefs Bruce Kalman (from Urbano Pizza Bar) and Gavin Mills (from Hollywood's Wood + Vine) join forces for their first-ever Cooking With Friends event. They're starting with a pork-based dining experience entitled "Pig & Beer," featuring a spread prepared from a free-range, acorn-fed pig from ReRun Ranch, and beverages by The Beer Chicks. And feel good while you're munching down, knowing that proceeds for the $50 event go to funding Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Fighting Cancer.

And finally, in depressing news, Gallegos Mexican Deli in Mar Vista, which has been servicing L.A. in various incarnations since its inception as a the "Gallegos Brothers Tortilleria" on Olympic and 15th in 1946, is closing its doors forever on Saturday. Get one last burrito before they go!

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[Photo of Urbano Pizza Bar kitchen from the Urbano website.]

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Rick Paulas has written plenty of things, some of them serious, many of them not, scattered over the vast expanses of the Internet. He lives in Los Angeles and is a White Sox fan.
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