Feb 15-21: Food trucks at the Northern Trust Open #MoreThanGolf

Popular LA food trucks roll to Northern Trust Open

PGA TOUR event continues to bring Angelenos #MoreThanGolf


LOS ANGELES – As fans get ready for one of the most anticipated outdoor sporting events in LA, they’d better come hungry!  Building on the wildly popular food offerings at the 2015 event, this year’s Northern Trust Open is featuring four of the most recognizable food trucks the city has to offer. Taking place February 15-21, the Northern Trust Open is offering attendees #MoreThanGolf through tastes of Wise Barbeque, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Baby’s Badass Burgers. The food trucks will be located in The Promenade featuring the Travis Mathews Tailgate at The Riviera Country Club, where fans can enjoy a variety of food, beverage and entertainment options.

New in 2016, the NutriBullet Food Truck will offer sweet treat options to fans when it makes its debut at the Northern Trust Open, to the players’ right of No. 13 fairway.  The NutriBullet Food Truck’s blended smoothies will add further variety to the tournament’s culinary experience.

“The food trucks at The Promenade were hopping at last year’s event, and we’re thrilled these popular staples of the LA food scene are back at the Northern Trust Open in 2016, as well as the addition of the NutriBullet Food Truck,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent. “LA is known for its unique cuisine, so it’s only fitting that the city’s iconic golf event bring the best flavors of the surrounding area to its fans at The Riviera Country Club.  I’m confident we’ll have something for everyone, and the fan experience is going to be that much more memorable because of it.”

Food trucks featured at the event include:

Cousins Maine Lobster was built by two cousins from Maine. They talked about the burgeoning food truck industry that was taking over the LA food scene, bringing delicious, unconventional cuisines to the masses cheaply and efficiently. After surveying the landscape they realized that LA was missing those tasty Maine traditions they fawned over. They decided to pool their savings and launch a food truck that celebrated Maine and served the bounty of their state the only way they knew it: fresh.

Wise Barbecue Inc. brings the revered tradition of the Texas Smokehouse Meat Market to Los Angeles. From their pepper crusted Beef Brisket to their tender and delicious Spare Ribs you won’t find better Texas Style Barbecue in all of Los Angeles.


What started as a fun, weekend activity to enter the Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt into LA’s 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational quickly became the idea behind The Grilled Cheese Truck. After seeing the masses of grilled cheese fanatics gathered to pay homage to everyone’s favorite comfort food, the owners realized that this world needed more grilled cheese sandwiches brought to the streets. Not just the classic bread, butter and cheese, but amazing creations that are constructed with the best ingredients, local produce and made with nothing but love.

Baby’s Badass Burgers sprang from the imaginations and experiences of ex-New Yorker restaurateur Erica Cohen and celebrated event planner Lori Barbera. Together, the dynamic duo of Cohen and Barbera originated the Baby’s Badass Burger concept, design and branding, and developed and refined the menu with Executive Chef Jason Ryczek. So the next time you see a glimpse of a hot pink flash rolling by you (or get a Twitter update) — it just might be Baby’s Badass Burgers coming to a street near you.

The Northern Trust Open, one of the longest-running events on the PGA TOUR, will once again include a variety of expanded elements, creating the perfect, complete LA entertainment experience. An upscale, open-air lounge –The Green Room – will return after a successful debut in 2015 as the destination for those looking for an exclusive party. Perched between the iconic 10th hole and the driving range, the venue offers dramatic views of the historic Riviera Country Club surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Guests will sip on cocktails and enjoy LA-centric flavors. And on Saturday for the complimentary English Beat concert after play, The Green Room guests will have the best seat in the house, as the venue is transformed into a backstage setting.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.northerntrustopen.com. Follow the Northern Trust Open on Facebook (facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen) and Twitter (twitter.com/ntrustopen) to stay on top of all the news and updates; and join the conversation by using #MoreThanGolf.


About the Northern Trust Open

What started as the Los Angeles Open in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the Northern Trust Open is now one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR, being played for the 90th time this year. It was staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at Riviera Country Club in 1973. Outside of the major championships, the Northern Trust Open is the fourth-oldest event on TOUR, trailing only the BMW Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Valero Texas Open.

City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event.  In 2015, the Northern Trust Open generated over $2 million to benefit City of Hope, the event’s official charity partner, and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event’s inception in 1926 is now more than $60 million.

Fans are reminded that each year, youths 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, complimentary grounds admission tickets for active duty, Reserve, military retirees, non-retired veterans and dependents to the Northern Trust Open are available from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week.


About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. As of September 30, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under management of US$887 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics throughout the region. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.


Mar 12: El Cajon Craft Beer Invitational


Purchase our SUPER PRESALE General Admission and V.I.B.E Tickets before prices go up!

Calling all enthusiasts and explorers of the Craft Beer Scene! The EC Craft Beer Invitational invites you to join us and celebrate the finest craft beers from breweries nationwide along with food trucks, live music, entertainment, and great company!

Net proceeds benefit local charities that serve adults and children with developmental disabilities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

This event is on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 from 12 pm – 4 pm at Main Parking Lot,110 N. Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020.

Your $40 (orig. price) General Admission Ticket will give you access to 40+ craft breweries. Heighten your beer experience and purchase our $55 (orig. price) V.I.B.E. (Very Important Beer Enthusiast) Ticket including general admission, access to the VIP Lounge, free food, and a VIP Bathroom. In addition, $10 Designated Driver ticket holders will be treated with non-alcoholic craft beverages. Purchase a $15 VIP Designated Driver Ticket and enjoy non-alcholic beverages along with access to the VIP Lounge, free food and VIP Bathroom.


***All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

For more information, visit: http://www.ECcraftbeer.com/

Feb 13: Silverlake Flea


Silverlake Flea is located in Los Angeles, right in the heart of Silverlake at the Micheltorena St. Elementary School playground every Second Saturday. The school’s address is 1511 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The cross streets are Micheltorena St. and Sunset Blvd. The market entrance is FREE to the general public and the NEW HOURS for 2015 are 12:00pm -5:00pm.

There is FREE PARKING on Golden Gate above Sunset Blvd on the East side of the road in the school parking lot for the general public. Vendors park on site for free For vendor inquiries, please call (323) 467-0623.

Shopping Needs & Curiosities. We also have live bands, a revolving Food Truck, fashion and accessory mobiles, and some odd and fascinating event happening during every market. We are kid friendly and known as a Silverlake Staple that promotes Indie in every way possible.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST) Add to Calendar
1511 Micheltorena St – 1511 Micheltorena Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 – View Map

Street Food Tue: Last line up for 2015


The ultimate food court on wheels! Always changing and always BOMB!
DECEMBER 29, 2015 5PM The Home Depot (Cypress)
Kogi BBQ, Burger Monster, @Cousins Maine Lobster OC, Mess Hall Canteen, Ragin Cajun On Wheels, Morsels Baking Co., The Lobos Truck, Sol Agave


Home Depot 5800 Lincoln Ave, Cypress, CA

Jan 23: SoCal Brew Fest

The Phoenix Club
1340 South Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)


*  Unlimited tastings

*  Seasonal/Winter Beers

*  Tasting Glass to take home

*  Live music

*  Beer Farmer’s Market

*  LA & OC’s premier food trucks

*  Merchandise giveaway contests


* Over 50 craft beers from breweries across the country

* Limited Seasonal/winter beers from select breweries

* Specialty hard ciders


* LA & OC’S Premier food trucks (food sold seperatly)

* Purchase everything from beer soap to beer art at one of our awesome vendor’s booths


Proceeds from the So Cal Winter Brew Fest will help benefit Food Finders, a community-based food rescue organization that serves as a conduit for food, education, and awareess between donors, volunteers, agencies and people in need.


Jan 23: LA Uncorked Wine Festival

The inaugural LA Uncorked Wine Festival, taking place Jan 23rd at beautiful Union Station, is brought to you by Uncorked Wine Festivals. The event will feature over 60 local and international wineries plus food trucks and live music.

General Admission ($55) will be from 6pm to 9pm and VIP admission ($65) will include an added hour from 5pm to 6pm. Both include wine tastings with food sold separately. (Last pour for wine is at 9pm).

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com/losangeles/


Ready for a sneak peek at the wine list for Uncorked:LA?? Here’s who we have confirmed…..

Sanford, Blackstone, Rodney Strong, Davis Bynum, Castle Rock, Coppola, The Federalist, Carne Humana, Elouan, Summerland, Josh Cellars, Beringer, Mumm Napa, J. Roget, Paso Creek, Houge, Parducci, Moniker, Ferrari Carano, Franciscan, Chloe, Alexander Valley,Cakebread, Gainey, Seghesio, Iron Horse, Babiach, Batisolo, Starmont by Merryvale, Languedoc, Catena, Clayhouse, Indaba, Trinity Hills, Oberon, Babcock, Sonoma Cutrer, Chateau De Sours, Chateau petite Cassange, Chateau Les Crostes, Valentin Bianchi, Bodegas Farina, Luca Bosio, Pronto Lambrusco, Vinja barde bianco, Podere Casale, Naia Verdejo, Mano a Mano, Luzon, Mio, OneHope, Tercero, Sweetzer Cellars, D’Ouro Vino, Rekordlig Cider, Honest Abe Cider, Stella Rosa, Diama, Duca d’Amalfi, Chevalier de Bayard, Wooden Bottle Wines….. And we’re working on a few more.

We have our food trucks booked for Uncorked: LA wine fest. They are: Vchos, Slammin’ Sliders, Rice Balls of Fire, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Mandoline Grill, Seasons, The Deli Doctor, Border Grill and Rollin’ Lobster.

Grubfest enters their 5th season!

The Granada Hills Grubfest is going on their 5th year. The 2015 season brought on many changes, including being Los Angeles’ 1st permit parking for the Gourmet Food Truck industry.

The largest ongoing Gourmet Food Truck event in the world. Every Friday Night from 6-10pm on 17801 Chatsworth St.between Zelzah ave. & White Oak ave. 91344

Promoter Mary Turner also implemented Lotmom.com to provide online booking for the trucks. We look forward to great 2016 season…

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Feb 12-14 : San Diego Lunar New Year festival

Can you believe that a young group of High School and College students are known to host the BEST Asian Lunar New Year’s (Tet) Festival in San Diego?! This is our 11th year anniversary, so expect it to be HUGE for San Diego! Our festival has proven to be one of the largest 3-day cultural festivals in San Diego, attracting more than 25,000 people every year along with big corporate sponsors, vendors, and collaborating in conjunction with other organization all over San Diego. We also got voted to be the top 10 Festivals in San Diego! (http://sandiegoalist.cityvoter.com/san-diego-tet-festival/biz/680963). Please follow and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vayasdtet.

This upcoming year, the 2016 Vietnamese Lunar New Year falls on the weekend of February 12, 13, 14 at Mira Mesa Recreation Park Center (www.sdtet.com). This year’s event will be celebrating the year of the goat (or sheep/ram) and we will be featuring many FUN attractions such as:

– Our signature Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant (Sat only)

– Lion dancing all 3 days

– A new cultural village (Museum style! So remember to bring your camera!)

– Full Service Beer Garden

– Petting Zoo with many cute, fuzzy, friendly animals for kids

– Full Carnival Rides

– Game Booth with prizes

– 2 stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as local artists in San Diego

– Food vendors and food trucks with variety of foods from cultures all around the world!

– ” Lucky Red Envelope” – Traditional Money Giving for Luck during Opening Ceremony with city councils, officials, and even the city mayor! That’s right, we invite the San Diego Mayor!

– Still Much More to name! But do not worry on missing out on anything because…

We will also be featuring a user-friendly onsite Festival App for your smartphone in both iOS and Android (created from scratch from our talented group of UCSD students!) which will navigate you throughout the festival so that you will not miss out anything exciting. This application will also feature everything from suggested parking areas, entertainment programs, live voting for contests, and recognize all of our sponsors!

The best part of all… the festival is FREE! NO ADMISSION COSTS! Why does anyone need to pay to have fun? We are all about making a memorable experience for you and your family. Therefore, we are always open to any new ideas to make this event even more exciting for everyone!

Also if anyone is interested in joining a committee, being a sponsor, vendor, meet new friends, or want to share their expertise, we welcome you with open arms! Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!