Taste of the Nation Los Angeles

Are you like me and are trying to find the best deal on the TOTNLA tickets? Yeah, yeah, it’s for a good cause but let’s be honest, it’s kind of a lot of money. But I do like the fact 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales goes towards ending childhood hunger in Los Angeles. That’s worth the ticket.

And it is of course, one of the the foodie events of the year.

So, I’ve been scanning the events leading up to the main shebang and there are some fun affiliated events and ways to save moolah on tickets.

Tonight: Monday, May 10

6:30-9P at Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica

$40 donation at the door – but grants guests $40 off their TOTNLA tickets if they purchase that night

Open Bar!

Chefs featured:  Walter Manzke, Quinn Hatfield, Laurent Quenioux

I hear there’s also a small gift bag.  For more info, click here. There are only 100 tickets available so RSVP now if you want to go.

Thursday, May 13

5-8P Happy Hour at Roy’s in DTLA

If you buy general admission ($85) or VIP ($135), Roy’s will give you a $20 gift card.

Read about my favorite Roy’s Happy Hour eats here.

Thursday, May 20

5-9P* Happy Hour at Ciudad in DTLA

– free mojito and carnitas taco to anyone who buys a TOTNLA ticket

– raffle (prizes include 20 free tacos from Border Grill truck, signed cookbooks, dinner for two at Ciudad or Border Grill)

– discounted TOTNLA tickets ($20 off general admission or VIP)

* Happy Hour is extended for this TOTNLA event


Spend $20 at Bluebird Cafe and get $20 off tickets.

For more info, click here.

Sounds like I should get my butt down to the event tonight! Hot chefs, open bar, gift bag? Woohoo!