The Eastside Food Fest Has A Lecture On Weed Edibles This Year


The Eastside Food Festival will return next month with lots of favorite L.A. vendors including Angel City Brewery, Jeni's Ice Cream, and Little Beast.

The Eastside Food Festival launched in 2014. The name is perhaps a little misleading, as the event does not take place east of the Los Angeles River, but rather in Los Feliz with vendors from surrounding neighborhoods. But if you're willing to overlook that, there's some good food and a lecture on marijuana edibles for you to enjoy.

The Eastside Food Festival happens on October 2 from 5-8 p.m. at Mack Sennett Studios. In addition to a host of food and drink samples, there will also be some demos. On the outdoor stage, you'll get to see a grilling demo from Big Green Egg; a cauliflower al pastor tutorial from Chef Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria; and how to make grilled lamb shoulder, mint salsa verde, squash in agrodolce (an Italian sweet and sour sauce) and long-cooked cauliflower from Chef Steve Samson (Sotto, Rossoblu). Inside, Lord Jones of Cannabis Edibles and the Hollywood Hills Wellness Association will give lecture and Q&A on cannabis edibles.

While more vendors may be added closer to the event, here's what's in store so far:

Angel City Brewery, Better Booch, Boxed Water, Button Mash, Challa Hub, Creme Caramel, El Condor, Go Get Em Tiger, HomeState, Jeni's Ice Cream, Kettle Black, Kitchen Mouse, Knuckle & Claw, Little Beast, Lord Jones, Momed, Ohana Poke Co., Our/Los Angeles Vodka, Pok Pok, RBTA, Same Same Thai, Sawyer, Silverlake Wine Shop, Sticky Rice, Toto Verde, Wood Pizza, Ventura Spirits.

Tickets for the fest are on sale now here. Tickets are $65 for general admission (unlimited food and soft drinks, three drink tickets), $55 for non-drinkers (unlimited food, soft drinks) and $95 for VIPs, which includes unlimited food and soft drinks, five drink tickets, early access to the fest by an hour, a gift bag, special tastings and admission to the VIP lounge.

Here's what last year's event looked like:

Mack Sennett Studios is located at 1215 Bates Ave. in Los Feliz