Taste of Arcadia, Pasadena events among food happenings in the LA area

Taste of Arcadia 2017 will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (2015 file photo)
Taste of Arcadia 2017 will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (2015 file photo)
Guests enjoy food and drink samples from participating restaurants at the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. File photo. (Credit: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce)
Guests enjoy food and drink samples from participating restaurants at the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. File photo. (Credit: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce)

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area

Events

Akasha: Rosh Hashana à la carte dinner items, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Cost $6-$28 per item. Reservations required. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-845-1700. www.akasharestaurant.com

AR Cucina: Italian-style Rosh Hashana à la carte dinner items, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Cost $9-$28 per item. Reservations required. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-558-8800. www.arcucina.com

Let’s Cook! Culinary Stage at The Village at Westfield Topanga: Chef Joel Gamoran gives a cooking demonstration, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in front of 24 Hour Fitness. Reservations on bit.ly/2wZtbuW. 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. www.westfield.com/topanga

Classes

Sur La Table at The Village at Westfield Topanga: Gnocchi at Home, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 ($69); Apple Harvest Dishes, 11 a.m. Sept. 20 ($69); Chinese Takeout, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 ($69); Croissants from Scratch, 9 a.m. Sept. 23 ($69); Healthy Fall Favorites, 1 p.m. Sept. 23 ($69); Restaurant-style Ramen, 9 a.m. Sept. 24 ($69); Fall Flavors, 1 p.m. Sept. 24 ($69); Weeknight Meals, 11 a.m. Sept. 25 ($48.96); French Sauces 101, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 ($69); Fall Baking Favorites, 11 a.m. Sept. 26 ($48.96); Regional Thai Favorites, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 ($69); Guys in the Kitchen, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 ($69); Healthy Mediterranean Cooking, 11 a.m. Sept. 30 ($69). Reservations required. 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 800-243-0852. www.surlatable.com

BLVD Kitchen: Family Fridays: Pizza, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 ($65 ages 13 and up; $20 ages 11 and younger); New Basics: Soup, 6 p.m. Sept. 25 ($85); Instant Pot Magic, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 ($75). Reservations required. 13545 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 844-454-2583. Email: theblvdkitchen@gmail.com. www.theblvdkitchen.com

Cook LA: Fresh Pasta, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23; Cooking Basics: Grill, Roast, Sauté, Steam, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24; Girls Night Out, 7 p.m. Sept. 29; Indian Flavors, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30; Knife Skills, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1; Cooking with Beer, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7; Cooking Basics: Soups and Stocks, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8; Tapas Around the World, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Most classes $80. Reservations required. 10938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818-760-5157. www.cooklaonline.com

ONGOING

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night Wine Tasting: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets $35 for tasting; $50 for wine tasting plus docent-led, timed tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House (5:45, 6:16, 6:45, 7:15). Bring your own picnic dinner. Proceeds go to free art classes for children and their families. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. www.barnsdall.org

Dog Haus: Offers an “Oktoberwurst” sausage with Cajun-spiced, Emmantaler, mustard aioli and caramelized onions on a grilled King’s Hawaiian roll, through Oct. 31. Cost $8.49. Check website for locations. www.doghaus.com

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El Pollo Loco: Four fire-grilled chicken burritos, for a limited time, include: Chicken Bacon Cheddar, Double Chicken, Farmer’s Market and Spicy L.A. Chicken. Check website for participating locations. www.elpolloloco.com

Granada Hills Grubfest: Food truck dining, 6-10 p.m. Friday nights. 17802 Chatsworth St. (between White Oak and Zelzah avenues). www.facebook.com/GranadaGrubfest

Old Town Calabasas Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 23504 Calabasas Road. www.facebook.com/CalabasasFM

Sunland Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. 9919 Sunland Blvd., Sunland. www.facebook.com/sunlandfarmersmarket

Encino Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 17400 Victory Blvd. 818-708-6611. www.onegeneration.org/encino-farmers-market

Studio City Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. 12052 Ventura Place (between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Radford Avenue). 818-655-7744. www.studiocityfarmersmarket.com

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San Gabriel Valley area

EVENTS

Altadena Library: Taste of ‘Dena, selections from local restaurants plus wine, beer and spirit tastings, 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets are $50, available online at tasteofdena.eventbrite.com. 600 E. Mariposa St. 626-798-0833.

Fairplex: Lots and lots of food choices, ends Sept. 24. Admission is $14 weekdays, $20 weekends and holidays, seniors $10 and $15, ages 6-12 $8 and $12, ages 5 and younger are free. Parking is $15, Valet $30. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Parking is free, at Gate 1. www.fairplex.com

Greek Festival: Live music and dancing, ethnic food and pastries, church tours, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 29, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. $2 admission. St. Nectarios Church Grounds, 20340 E.Covina Blvd., corner Bonnie Cove. 626-967-5524.

Taste of Arcadia: 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 26. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, 626-447-2159 or info@arcadiacachamber.org. L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.

Taste of Pasadena: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce featuring new and local favorites, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 28. $30 in advance, $50 at the door. www.pasadena-chamber.org/forms/taste-of-pasadena. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive.

Classes

A and J Cake and Candy Supplies: Beginning fondant fall and Halloween, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 12. $60. Butter cream fall edition cakes, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 25-Oct. 16. For these two series, supply list will be given first night of class. After school fondant Halloween cookies for teens and tweens workshop, 3:30-5:30 Sept. 27. $40, all supplies included. Must register in advance at the counter, cash or check only, 2254 E. Route 66 Blvd., Glendora. 626-335-7747. www.ajcake.com

Bristol Farms: “Una Notte in Italia,” both red and white wines from Italy, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Reservations required, $20. 626-441-5450. 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. www.bristolfarms.com/events

Sur La Table: Fall baking favorites, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. $69. Regional Thai favorites, 1 p.m. Sept. 17. $69. Sushi at home, 4 p.m. Sept. 17. $79. Pressure cooking demystified, 11 a.m. Sept. 18. $69. Knife skills 101, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $59. Delicious and vegan, 11 a.m. Sept. 19. $69. Great gnocchi at home, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. $69. Chinese takeout, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Girls night out: Fabulous fall flavors, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Knife skills 101, 11 a.m. Sept. 22. $59. Date night: Autumn in Paris, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $79. Classic croissants from scratch, 9 a.m. Sept. 23. Healthy fall favorites, 2 p.m. Sept. 23. $69. Date night: Modern Tuscan cooking, 5 or 8 p.m. Sept. 23. $79. Restaurant-style ramen, 9 a.m. Sept. 24. $69. Modern techniques for every cook, 1 p.m. Sept. 24. $79. Fabulous fall flavors, 4 p.m. Sept. 24. $69, Weeknight meals, 11 a.m. Sept. 25. $69. French sauces 101, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $69. Fall baking favorites, 11 a.m. Sept. 26. $69. Regional Thai favorites, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $69. Apple harvest, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. $69. Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-954-0121 or cooking027@surlatable.com

Temple City Library: Cookie decorating for ages 6-12, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28. (List of ingredients available for parents.) 5939 Golden West Ave. 626-285-2136 or www.colapublib.org/libs/templecity

Linda.Gold@langnews.com

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