EastSide Food Fest Returns to Mack Sennett Studios This Sunday 10/22

The EastSide Food Festival returns to the gorgeous and historic Mack Sennett Studios this Sunday, October 22. The Food Fest is a gathering of the best of the best and rising stars from LA’s East side gastronomic scene. We’ll highlight a few below, but before we go further – for the next 24 hours you can purchase seriously reduced discount tickets via Groupon by clicking here. Be good to your stomach and your wallet at this year’s food fest.

The festival features over 35 food and beverage vendors including restaurants, celebrity chefs, locally owned brands and more from Los Angeles’s east side neighborhoods. And if you’re asking what constitutes LA’s “EastSide?” The Festival organizers explain:

“We know there are plenty of Los Angeles purists out there who will insist that East LA is not Silver Lake, not downtown, etc. We are not arguing this point! The EastSide Food Festival is not just about “East LA,” but the east side of LA. You wouldn’t say Echo Park was on the west side of LA would you? Certainly not! In our version of the east side, we basically include all neighborhoods east of Western. This includes East LA as well as Los Feliz, Silver Lake, East Hollywood, Koreatown, DTLA, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater, Echo Park, etc. The goal is to support locally owned and operated businesses in all of our local communities on the east side.”

This year’s food festival is also debuting Cannabis Corner, where select vendors will educate guests on the intricacies and complex flavor profiles cannabis can add to food, and benefits to health and wellness that can be gained from culinary cannabis infusions.

Featuring Chefs Brandin Lashea and Luke Reyes. The Cannabis Cooking 101 food demonstration will educate the home cook in ways to make a simple cannabis infused meal using quality culinary cannabis infused products. Chef Brandin Lashea is the host of “Pot Pie”, a popular original video series from PRØHBTD, a leader in Cannabis content. In this demonstration, Brandin and former Butchers and Barbers chef and winner of Food Network’s ‘CHOPPED’, Chef Luke Reyes will serve up quick and delicious dishes. Guests will be educated in techniques that entice the senses and elevate the mind, body and soul.

This year’s festival has an impressive roster of restaurants and chefs. Your tickets include all you can eat from our food and soft drink vendors, plus at least three bar drink tickets (five if you go VIP). There’s also discount non-drinker tickets if you prefer your Sundays booze-free and food filled.

Highlights this year include AlimentoAngel City Brewery, Auntie Em’s Kitchen, Bad Pickle TeesBelcampo Meat CoBelle’s BagelsBetter BoochBig Green Egg, Black Hogg, Bombay Sapphire GinB.S. TaqueriaButtonmashCabo Chips, Carnitas El Momo, Castle GourmetChallah HubClover JuiceDonut FriendDuneEl CondorElf CaféEl ParaisoFrankie Lucy BakeshopGo Get Em TigerGuelaguetza MicheladasHomestateJeni’s Splendid Ice CreamsJolly OysterKettle BlackKikori WhiskeyKitchen MouseKnuckle & ClawL&E Oyster BarLangdon Shiverick ImportsLeelin Bakery & CaféLittle BeastLittle Jewell of New OrleansLord JonesMcConnell’s Fine Ice CreamsMelissa’s ProduceMexicali TacoMomedMoon JuiceOhana Poke CoOur VodkaPine & CranePok PokSame SameSawyerSilverlake WineStarry KitchenSticky RiceThe Black CatThe OinksterTodo VerdeTrois FamiliaUmami BurgerVentura SpiritsWax PaperWhole Foods Market, and Wood.

With a focus on the evolving and diverse scenes of LA’s EastSide neighborhoods, the festival highlights all aspects of culture in our communities. As in years previous, this year will include discussion panels and food demos with appearances by musicians, artists, chefs, and more – all who share one universal thing – the love of food, and a passion for talking about it.

And perhaps the best aspect of the festival? They’ve partnered with PATH, a family of agencies that works to end homelessness through housing and supportive services throughout Southern California. Your involvement with this event supports their goal in achieving a generous fiscal donation to PATH.

The festival organizers guarantee that Eastside Food Festival attendees won’t go home hungry. And it’s not just VIPs who get to have fun. All festival-goers can enjoy a live DJ and enter to win raffle prizes.

I’ll be at the EastSide Food Festival this weekend. Let me know if we can grab a cocktail! Or a bowl of ceviche!


All photos courtesy EastSide Food Fest.

For more information and for tickets go to Eastsidefoodfest.com.

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Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave, LA 90029
off Sunset Blvd & Fountain Ave

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