4 Events: Night + Market at Talésai; Tea Festival; Beats and Bites at Viceroy; Food Revolution Benefit Dinner
Northern Thai BBQ: Chef Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market at Talésai is barbecuing northern Thai-style with specialties from Chieng Rai and Isan on Sunday. After hauling back three sausage grills from a recent visit to northern Thailand, the barbecue's main food of focus will be two types of sausage, sai uah and sai krok Isan, in addition to other dishes like the nuoc mam chicken wings, pork satay skewers, moo daeng pork ribs and a catfish tamale. A pop-up wine bar will also be on hand, offering wines other than Riesling for a non-predictable pairing. For $29, attendees will get a sausage plate plus three other items. 9041 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 275-9724, nightmarketla.com.
International Tea Festival: Sample white, green, black, rooibos, oolong and other flavors of tea of worldly origins on Aug. 13 and 14. Authors, industry experts, retailers, educators and tea-lovers come together for a weekend-long festival at the Japanese American National Museum. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. 369 East First St., L.A., (213) 625-0414, teafestivalla.com.
Beats and Bites: The Cameo Bar at Viceroy Santa Monica is hosting a "Beats and Bites" summer music series every Wednesday night. Tonight, Pollyn (alterna-dance-pop) will be playing while chef Tony DiSalvo cooks poolside. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 260-7500, viceroysantamonica.com.
Food Revolution Benefit: On Sunday, chefs Ricardo Zarate and Gary Menes, Test Kitchen alums, will prepare a six-course benefit dinner at Picca to support Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution campaign. Seating is limited. $120 per person. To request a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, preferred seating time and party size. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., (310) 277-0133, piccaperu.com.
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