Three Events Not to be Missed This Week: Bacardi Spirit Forward, Bahala Na Fried Chicken Popup at Ma’am Sir, Simply Divine

Bacardi Spirit Forward


This week is going to be great! Here are my top 3 picks for this week:

Bacardi Spirit Forward- on Tuesday, April 23rd, Bacardi along with Punch magazine present Spirit Forward, an one day event talk people in the spirits industry but also to anyone interested in learning about female entrepreneurship. It’s only $40 and benefits Dress for Success, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping women achieve financial independence.

I’m looking forward to the seminars particularly the Social Media game changer talk and hearing from powerful and highly acclaimed women in the hospitality industry.

Can’t make the LA event? Check it out in New York next week in Brooklyn!

Get your tickets!

Bacardi Spirit Forward

  • Tuesday, April 23
  • Valentine
  • 600 E Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Bahala Na fried chicken popup


I know you’ll be hungry after an all-day seminar so check out Bahala Na fried chicken popup at Ma’am Sir. Chef Charles Olalia is starting a series of popup nights with the goal to help upcoming chefs titled “The Talent Show.” The first chef is Derrick e Jesus, Ma’am Sir’s own Chef de Cuisine.

The fried chicken is available Tuesdays; April 23 and 30 only. I loved the chicken but also the deviled eggs, okra escabeche, mashed potatoes and gravy (which we were advised to put the gravy on EVERYTHING!) and the simple dessert. I thought the Filipino twist on American Southern food was so cool!


Bahala Na Fried Chicken at Ma’am Sir

  • Tuesdays, April 23 & 30
  • 4330 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029  —  (323) 741-8371
Then wind up your week at Simply diVine, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual food event. This year, it’s held at Hollywood Forever with over 80 vendors! This is the premier food event for LGBT people and their allies. I’m really looking forward to this. I haven’t been able to attend in years past due to scheduling conflicts but I’m so glad I am going this year. Plus, the LA LGBT Center is celebrating 50 years of queer! That’s right, the center has been around for 50 years! 

As mentioned, there are over 80 vendors! It’s 6-9 p.m. so I’ll have to choose carefully but I definitely want to hit up Border Grill, Connie and Ted’s, Crossroads Kitchen, Gwen, Hinoki and the Bird, Holbox, Jaffa, Jar, Mrs. Fish, Otium, Park’s Bianco, Petrossian, Rossoblu, Salazar, Tartine Bianco, The Villiage Idiot and so many more! And don’t forget about the drinks! Can’t forget Chareau, Cutwater Spirits, Kikori Whiskey and there are non-alcoholic options like Seedlip!

Get your tickets! Tickets are $150 for the foodie general admission or $500 for Club VIP which includes one hour early admission. Get $25 with code CAMPUS19.


Simply diVine at Hollywood Forever

  • Saturday, April 27
  • 6-9PM (early admission at 5 p.m. for Club VIP ticket holders)
  • 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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