A Taco Showdown, A Bike Ride For Pizza And More Weekend Eats
We hope you're ready to eat and drink your way through the weekend because we've found plenty of delicious options for you to explore. From a massive coffee convention to a taco competition for home cooks, and a bike ride to some of L.A.'s best pizza spots, here are our favorite food events for the weekend.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
Bordeaux Tasting at the Museum of Flying
Sample over 100 wines from some of the best Bordeaux producers and enjoy delicious bites, while surrounded by vintage aircraft and aviation memorabilia. Hosted by Wally's Wine & Spirits, the 2016 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is the single largest private Bordeaux tasting and a unique chance to sample the new 2013 vintage from world-class winemakers in Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac, St Estèphe and elsewhere. You can also chow down on food from Wally's Cheese Box, and the Monsieur Madame and The Bison Burger food trucks. All net profit proceeds from the event go to Food On Foot, a nonprofit that helps the poor and homeless of L.A. with meals, clothing and assistance in transitioning off the street.
The event is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.
Balconi Coffee Company latte art (Photo via Balconi Coffee Company/Instagram)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30CoffeeCon LA
Find out everything you wanted to know about coffee and taste amazing brews from some of the world's best roasters and baristas at this traveling convention. At hands-on workshops, learn about home roasting and grinding, how to make cool latte art, and how to properly brew using just about every technique imaginable from Kyoto-style to butter coffee. You can also learn about pairing coffee with food, and there will be plenty of food trucks on site to test out what you learned. $25 will gain you admission to the morning or afternoon session, or for a few bucks more you can stay caffeinated all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tacos!! (via Taco Takedown)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
Taco Takedown at El Cid
Show off your finest taco-making skills at this showdown where home cooks go tortilla to tortilla. Bring your best taco filling and tortillas will be provided by La Princesita, considered some of the finest in town. Contestants compete for free and the chance to win some quality cookware.
To compete, email Matt@TheTakedowns.com. And if you prefer to just eat all the tacos, grab your $20 tickets for unlimited tacos here.
Masa of Echo Park (Photo via Facebook)
Traveling Pizza Party On Bicycles with L.A. Bike Trains
Get on your bikes and chow on pizza as part of this monthly food ride series, called "Biking 'til Snack Time." Join L.A. Bike Trains for an easy ride around different neighborhoods of L.A. and stop for pizza at spots like Masa in Echo Park, Two Boots in DTLA and Wood in Silver Lake. The ride ends with drinks at a bar in Sunset Junction.
The ride kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Union Station. Find out more info here.