|Free snacks at Farmshop|
Farmshop's Artisan Market turns one, and like any good birthday party, there will be free and delicious snacks at the Brentwood Countrymart spot on Sunday (Jan. 27, 4-7 PM). Enjoy a sampling of California made goods like LA Creamery ice creams, Nacasio Valley Cheese, Bozzano Olive Ranch, Wild Poppy Juice Company, Sinskey Winery and more. The restaurant will be closed for the event, but the special Sunday fried chicken will still be available to take away, as well as prepared sides and salads from the case. No reservations necessary, just show up (225 26th St.; 310-566-2400).
Eagle Rock Brewery also celebrates an anniversary as the first brewery to open in the city of Los Angeles in more than 60 years. Since 2010, they've given us brews like Solidarity, Manifesto, Populist and Revolution, which you'll taste among the 22 beers pouring at their tap takeover at Verdugo Bar on Saturday (Jan. 26, noon-4 PM). This is a good time to try the newest beer, Threes, a rye American strong ale that was brewed especially for the occasaion. The Mandoline Truck will be slinging banh mi and other Vietnamese treats. $15 per person, which includes two drinks plus a commemorative glass; additional beers are available for purchase (3408 Verdugo Rd.; 323-257-3408).
Meanwhile, at Tom Bergin's...chef and food personalities recall their favorite food experiences in "Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde...", a festive monoluge show created by Pegggy Sweeney-McDondald. Bergin's own Brandon Boudet will be on stage, as well as other performers like Adam Milstein, owner fo South santa Monica, Theo Stephan from Global Gardens Olive Oil & Vinegar, and Das Smith, founder and director of the culinary program at Beverly Hills High School. The show makes its Bergin's debut on Sunday (Jan. 27) and returns on Februrary 11. Dinner starts at 6 PM, the show is at 7:30 PM. $25 per person, which includes beignets and Irish Coffee. For reservations, call 323-936-7151 (840 S. Fairfax Ave.)