Eat, Drink & Shop Your Way Through LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets Event!

Update: Today Only Save 50% off Tickets in Celebration of National Cookie Day!

Generally speaking, I am a savory kinda’ chick. Give me meat, potatoes, bacon and some more meat, and we will be the best of friends. Enter the holidays, and I can’t seem to stuff enough pumpkin and peppermint flavored sugary delights in my face, leaving me in a raging sugar coma only to be countered by booze.

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This, my dear friends, is where LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets event warms my heart, as the second annual shindig will be serving up sweets and sips from LA’s top bakeries and bars, paired with shopping. Now, booze and shopping together can be tricky. It can be tough. It can be a flat-out nightmare for your wallet…. Sign. Me. Up.

Funny story: I once had the greatest booze-induced shopping spree. After consuming pitchers (yes, plural) of margaritas at a local Mexican restaurant, I somehow ended up drunk at Pottery Barn, where I randomly purchased a GIANT, extremely heavy iced tea pitcher, then made my way to Macy’s where I sat in the dressing room. Pant-less. For about an hour. 

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Sips and Sweets will have bites from favorites such as Mc Conell’s Ice Cream, Belcampo Meat Co., Salt’s Cure, Broken Spanish and more. Sips will be poured from awesome places such as Butchers and Barbers, Terrine, Corazon y Miel, Birch Faith and Flower and others. The event will take place on December 12th, 2015 from 8pm-11pm at The REEF 1933 S. Broadway Los Angeles, with VIP hour from 7pm-8pm.

Tickets go on sale to the public on October 5th at 10am, however I have a presale code that will not only get ya’ a ticket before anyone else, it will also save you some dough, which of course you can turn around and spend at the event (God help me if there’s iced tea pitchers to purchase…).

Use my exclusive presale code SIPSBEAN to snag your tickets HERE

LA Weekly has graciously invited me to attend the Sips and Sweets event as media. All opinions, like always, are my own. 

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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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