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A Costumed Craft Beer Festival & More Weekend Food Events

So much cheese!! (Photo courtesy of Wally's Beverly Hills)
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The weekend is almost upon, which means you should probably start figuring out where you're going to be eating and drinking, immediately. To help you with this all important to-do list, we've rounded up several fun events that feature plenty of tasty bites and beverages. From a cabaret show with French wines and hors d'oeuvres to samples of gourmet Thanksgiving dishes and a costumed craft beer fest, here are some delicious options for your weekend.


Cabaret Versatile is ready for the weekend (via Facebook)

Cabaret de Paris Wine and Dance Party

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Drink, dance and revel with plenty of "cancan, feathers and glitz" at this Parisian soirée without having to book a flight to France. The 2nd Annual Cabaret de Paris will feature a cabaret show by the saucy L.A. burlesque troop Cabaret Versatile, Parisian-inspired music from DJ Marlon, passed trays of amuse-bouche appetizers and lots of French wine flowing. The event kicks off at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and there will also be specialty cocktails and more food available for purchase throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased online and are $40, which includes the apps for the first hour, while alcohol is purchased separately. Admission price also includes a $25 Lyft credit for first-time users.


Guest Chef Series at Santa Anita Park

Put on your finest horse race-watching attire and head to the beautiful Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park, where Chef Steve Samson of Sotto will be serving up a delicious Southern Italian-inspired menu. This is the season's last installment of the Guest Chef series until next year. The afternoon will feature an array of delicious dishes, along with champagne and live music from the Ryan Cross Trio. There will also be specialty cocktails and, of course, plenty of horse racing and wagers placed. Tickets are $65 for the elegant feast and can be purchased online.

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Guest Chef Series in The Chandelier Room (via Facebook)
Thanksgiving Preview at Wally's Farmers Market

Famed purveyor of wine, cheese and a multitude of gourmet bites, Wally’s Beverly Hills has launched a weekly Farmers Market in their restaurant's shop. This weekend's theme is a Thanksgiving preview and will give you a chance to sample Wally's to-go offerings designed for the holiday, paired with $1 glasses of Riesling and select beer. The complimentary food samplings will include roasted turkey, truffled mashed potato, pumpkin gratin and more. You'll also have a chance to sample their incredible array of artisanal and international cheeses, along with featured products like an insane truffle butter. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Wally's Beverly Hills location.

Costume Craft Beer Festival

If you're looking for the perfect blend of an Oktoberfest-style beer festival and a Halloween party, look no further than the BierBuzz Masquerade. Claiming the title as "Southern California’s first costume craft beer festival" (sure, we'll bite), the massive event at the Industry Hills Expo Centers Grand Arena features over 40 craft breweries—including many SoCal locals—featuring rare and special beer pours. There will also be a variety of tasty food vendors to keep you balanced, including Pappas Artisanal Restaurant, Bread & Barley, and beer ice cream from Scoops on Tap. Music will be provided by The Union Drifters, and, obviously, Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged. General admission is $40 and includes unlimited pours and a souvenir glass, while $50 VIP tickets include extra special pours as well. Proceeds from the charity event go towards dog rescue non-profit Pints For Pitties.