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James Beard House Comes To L.A. With All-Star Chefs in Tow

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If you got excited about New York's Meatball Shop coming to L.A., just wait 'til you get a load of this one. The NYC-based James Beard Foundation (the organization dedicated to the legacy of that guy who pretty much solidified America's culinary identity back in the '50s), will be hosting its first event in L.A. in over six years next month.

The event, called “All Tracks Lead to LA,”, will be hosted in the culinary hotbed of DTLA at the iconic Union Station, and aims to showcase the breadth and diversity of our landscape.

Instead of doing a traditional cocktail hour like they do at the James Beard House in Greenwich Village, guests will begin their evening with bites from road stoves like The Grilled Cheese Truck, Komodo, Let’s Be Frank Dogs, Crepe’n Around, and Mariscos Jalisco. They'll get to sip on brews from The Bruery and tunes from Black Crystal Wolf Kids, a cover band lead by Jeff Miller of Thrillist. Talk about a truly Angeleno event.

After the lighthearted cocktail hour, the night will continue on into a more formal 5-course dinner with wine pairings in the original 1939 Grand Concourse. Chefs Rick Bayless, Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael Cimarusti, Jeremy Fox, and Karen Hatfield will be doing the cooking. Fab.

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Tickets are $185 per person, inclusive of all of the above, and are available here.