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Chef Ben Ford Wants to Buy You a Beer

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Chef Ford (Elise Thompson/LAist)
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One sure fire way to make a Happy Hour even happier is to make the beer free, right? Of course, offers like these are often too good to be true, but an event next week at Ford's Filling Station might just be too good to pass up. Chef Ben Ford and his Culver City restaurant are hosting the first Taste of the Nation LA (TOTNLA) Happy Hour Ticket Sale Event, during which time anyone who buys their ticket to June's big TOTNLA event gets bought a beer by Chef Ford himself. Ford will be hanging out to chat with patrons, and he'll be happy to talk about how your ticket purchase for TOTNLA benefits thousands of hungry people in Los Angeles. No need to RSVP, just show up between 5-7 p.m.

TOTNLA takes place on June 6th at Media Park in Culver City, and tickets are $25 (kids 12-18); $100 (regular); and $150 (VIP). 100% of the ticket sales go to 6 local charitable beneficiaries (Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline, California Food Policy Advocates LA Program, California Association of Food Banks, LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, LA Regional Food Bank, and St. Joseph Center) and while all lips are sealed about this year's participating chefs and restaurants, last year's list was pretty stellar (it included Fig, Church & State, Lucques, Loteria, Rivera, Mozza, Animal, Craft, Jar, and more).