The Grub Crawl, which hits town on July 13-15. This is a customizable, three-day affair - buy tickets or one day ($79-$99) or get a weekend pass ($199) - with various behind-the-scenes restaurant and bar stops in different parts of town. You'll meet the chefs and bartenders, eat some snacks, drink some cocktails - and not with a super large group. This being Bon App and all, you're definitely in for some serious hot-spot hopping. And the best part: Someone else will drive you.
On Friday, July 13, you'll hit Downtown, including Cole's, where you'll sip bathtub gin from an ice sculpture bathtub, and Umamicatessen, where you'll nibble on snacks from different purveyors (Umami Burger, PIGG) and snag a few cocktails from the bar. On Saturday, July 14, you start at the Mozza Scuola for pizza demos and devouring, head to Pour Vous for cocktails, STREET for global snacks, and end on the Sunset Strip for Night + Market, and a concert with Vacationer at The Roxy. Sunday, July 15, it's Father's Office at the Helms Bakery, amaro cocktails and Italian food at Sotto, a drop in at Picca, then ending things at Lukshon. Shuttles are provided for each day, so it's a one-park deal, which we all know is key to any great night in LA. Buy tickets and find more info on the website.