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L.A. Will Show Their Love for Alex's Lemonade Stand at November 6th Food & Drink Event

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Heading into the 2010 L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade event (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Last year's inaugural L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade food and drink event was a delicious success, and the upcoming sophomore effort looks to be a tasty follow-up. It's back to the Culver Studios on Sunday, November 6, as Chef Suzanne Goin, partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern) and Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) once again are drawing from their pool of talented culinary cohorts to put on an afternoon "cookout" for a cause.

The 2nd Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event will showcase the talents of award-winning chefs and mixologists from lauded L.A. restaurants and bars like Sotto, The Varnish, Animal, Osteria Mozza, Huckleberry, and Grace, alongside visiting chefs from celebrated restaurants like Chicago's The Publican, and New York's The Spotted Pig (among many, many more).

The festive family-friendly event is like a posh, gourmet picnic, where the basket is seemingly bottomless and brimming with treats. The event benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a non-profit that works to find better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer. The event will be emceed by Jimmy Kimmel, and the live auction will be hosted by Viveca Paulin-Ferrell (Will's wife).

Tickets are $175 per person (regular admission), and there is also an after party ($75) and a high roller meet-and-greet option ($1200). There is also a VIP option, and we suggest hooking it up via the fine folks at Thrillist, who have a really pimp Rewards package that will not only get you all the unlimited food and drink at the event and in the doors ahead of the fray, but also into their pre-event mixology reception, for $225.

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“After seeing the success of The Great Chefs Event in Philadelphia for many years, we were thrilled to see the generosity and dedication of chefs translate into the culinary cookout in Los Angeles,” said Jay Scott, Alex’s dad. “L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade only further solidifies their allegiance to the battle against childhood cancer and we know that these events, which not only please the taste buds, but also raise integral funds for children and their families facing childhood cancer, will continue to contribute to the cure for years to come.”