Ticket Giveaway to LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets Event!

Plus Final Line-up Announced.

The final line-up has been announced for LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets event, taking place December 12th. Get hopped up on sugar, cooled down by beverages and shop holiday gifts all under one roof at the fabulous space that is Magic Box in Downtown Los Angeles.

This 21+ event will be going down from 8pm – 11pm with a VIP Hour from 7pm – 8pm, and will feature some of my favorites, such as Hinoki and the Bird, Butchers & Barbers Faith & Flower and many more.

Sips will be poured by the following fabulous mixologists and bartenders:

Mikki Kristola of The Varnish, Robin Chopra of Corazon y Miel, Chris Whelan of Sassafras Saloon, Ryan Wainwright of Terrine, Darwin Manahan of Osso and Cliff’s Edge, Ben Scott of Alexander’s, Avery Underhill of Butchers & Barbers, Christiaan Rollich of The Lucques Group, Michael Lay of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria, Addam Reagan of Sonny’s Hideaway, Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Birch and The Loving Cup, Jesus Gomez of 1886 Bar, Edwin Osegueda of Faith & Flower, Adam Nystrom of EP + LP, Eric Shani of The Pikey, Matt Wise of The Roger Room, Cappy Sorentino of Hatchet Hall, Feisser Stone of Hinoki & the Bird, and Ivan Pacheco of Ledlow.

Sweets brought to you by the following bakers and pastry chefs:

Shannon Swindle of Craft Los Angeles, Clemence Gosset of The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories, Mariah Swan of bld and ICDC, Luis Ayala from Broken Spanish, Paige Russell of Hatchet Hall, Elizabeth Belkind of
Cake Monkey Bakery, Megan Potthoff of WP24, Courtney Reed of Belcampo Meat Co., Monica May of Nickel Diner, Beth Kellerhals of Ledlow, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Coco Kislinger of Coco Bakes LA, Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw, Sasha Crescentini and Dawn Martel of Bakeology, Frederic and Fabienne Soulies of Pitchoun! Bakery, Nancy Hytone-Leb, Michael Leb & Bob Michero of Choctal, Carlos Enriquez of Superba Food + Bread, and Jim Osorno of Broadway Baker.

The Awesome peeps over at LA Weekly have graced me with two general admission tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader! ENTER HERE for your chance to win. Contest ends December 2nd at 12am.

Tickets can be purchased here, with general admission and VIP options available. Advance pricing ends November 29th, so be sure to snag your pair before they do.

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

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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