Food Events: Moon Festival, Nancy Silverton and more
Moon over me, moon festival: The 73rd Moon Festival is happening Saturday in Chinatown. The event is free, and in addition to the moon viewing, music, a ping-pong tournament and storytelling, there will be food trucks such as Chunk-n-Chip Cookies, Crepe'n Around, Don Chow Tacos, Flying Pig, the Poutine Truck and White Rabbit as well as a Grand Star Craft Beer Garden in the Central Plaza. 943-951 N. Broadway, L.A., chinatownla.com.
Help the hungry: The Palm Springs Cultural Art, Food & Wine Festival is taking place Saturday too, at the Hyatt Regency Suites in downtown Palm Springs. A portion of the proceeds will go to Well in the Desert. Tickets are $25 per person. Make reservations by calling Aneka Brown at (760) 288-0918. 285 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 322-9000, palmsprings.hyatt.com.
A chat with Nancy Silverton: On Oct. 5, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza co-owner Nancy Silverton chats with KCRW-FM (89.9)'s "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman about Silverton's latest book, "The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes From Los Angeles’s Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria," at the Skirball Cultural Center. A Q-&-A and book signing follow the program, which begins at 8 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., (310) 440-4500, skirball.org.
Wine country weekend: More than 150 wineries will host events during Paso Robles' Wine Harvest Weekend, Oct. 21-23. Activities include a blending seminar, grape stomping and winemaker dinners. Try some wine ice cream at Chumeia Vineyards, food and wine pairings at Peachy Canyon Winery or sit down for a farm-to-table harvest dinner at Calcareous Vineyard. Pasowine.com.
-- Caitlin Keller