LA Weekly’s ‘The Essentials’ Event 3/8!

Join me this Sunday at LA Weekly’s The Essentials event taking place in Downtown Los Angeles!

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This Sunday, March 8th, LA Weekly hooked me up with a ticket to attend their awesome event, The Essentials, where 40 of the hottest chefs in Los Angeles will be serving food. If the list of restaurants in attendance isn’t enough, 10 wineries representing The Santa Barbara Vintners Association and liquor companies will also be pouring beverages, along side of some heavy-hitting event sponsors and DJ Pleasure Principle spinning on the ones and twos.

I’ll be live tweeting from the event, so follow The Roaming Bean on Twitter for photos and event happenings!

Here’s a great read with the 5 dishes LA Weekly says not to miss at The Essentials, with dishes such as Alimento’s Escolar crudo with eggplant and almonds.



More event info and ticket sales are available on their website by clicking here.

Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VIP hour from 1pm-2pm
California Market Center
110 E 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Check out the list of vendors!


About The Roaming Bean (109 Articles)
You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable. I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling.... The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast. Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).

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