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Get Your Stretchy Pants and Your Fancy Shoes Ready: 2nd Annual L.A. Food & Wine Fest Set for August

Wine glasses at the 2011 LAFW event (Christine Ziemba/LAist)
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Things worked out well for the inaugural Los Angeles Food & Wine festival last fall, so the event is coming back again in '12, but a little earlier.

Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), in partnership with AEG, Chef Wolfgang Puck, and dick clark productions (dcp) return with the 2nd Annual LAFW from August 9-12, with headquarters in DTLA at L.A. Live, plus satellite event locations around town.

The event is the new incarnation of the longstanding American Wine and Food Festival (AWFF) which was helmed by Wolfgang Puck and raised money for St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. Similarly, LAFW will also benefit the organization that provides food to those who need an extra hand.

LAFW will include the Lexus Grand Tastings, which we hit up last year, and found there were plenty of wineries repped, some wild and interesting food on offer, and a glut of celeb chefs at tables and milling around.

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The AWFF was the undisputed granddaddy of local food festivals, and LAFW is doing its robust best to keep it up, and, now, top last year's decadent shindig. More details about who is participating will be forthcoming, but expect a hefty roster of national high-profile talent and plenty of local restaurants lined up for days of demos and sampling.

Tickets for the Second Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine will be on sale in April 2012.