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4 Food Events You Should Know About: Vegan Beer Fest; 'Stars of California'; grilling for Meals on Wheels; Henriot Champagne mixer

June 16, 2011 | 11:00 am

TonyVegan Beer Fest: Tony Yanow of Tony's Darts Away and blogger Quarry Girl launch the 2nd annual Vegan Beer Festival on June 25 at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard. The festival will feature several California craft breweries along with food from vegan restaurants and food trucks. In addition, there will be live performances from local bands. Tickets are $15 to $50 and can be purchased online at TicketWeb. Proceeds of the event will be donated to ARME (Animal Rescue Media Education).

Grilling on the Beach: On July 28, 10 L.A. chefs will be grilling at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica as a benefit for the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Each chef will make a signature dish directly on the beach. Guest chefs include Mark Peel from Campanile, Sherry Yard from Spago and Piero Selvaggio of Valentino.  A silent auction will be held, featuring a large selection on luxury travel. Tickets are $150 each. To purchase tickets, visit http://eveningonthebeach.com.

"Stars of California": Seven resort chefs from Orange County along with 20 California boutique wineries will come together on June 23 to raise money for four Southern Californian charities including Make-A-Wish, Oceana, Special Olympics and Lupus LAChefs such as Richard Sandoval from Raya and Splashes' Jeff Armstrong will be making a variety of small plates for guests to try. There will be a silent auction offering a range of hotel packages. Tickets are $120 per person or $200 per couple. For more information, go to www.starsofcalifornia.com.

Champagne mixer: Sonoma Wine Garden at Santa Monica Place is having a Henriot champagne tasting on June 29. Henriot will be pouring its Brut Souverain NV, Blanc de Blancs NV, Brut Rose NV and Brut Millesime 1998. Tickets are $39 per person. To reserve a space, call (424) 214-4560. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, www.sonomawinegarden.com.


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Photo: Tony Yanow at Tony's Darts Away. Credit: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times