June Events


Last summer the Uncouth Gourmands ate and drank their way through Europe. Sadly, this summer we will be in town most of June. However, there is an upside, there are a whole bunch of cool food events going on this upcoming month. Here is our list thus far -we will be adding to it all month. Please let us know if we missed anything.

Gourmet 5 Year Old Party

Sunday, May 31st, 4:00-7:00PM

Tickets are $40 and the UGs love the concept. Think gourmet mac n’ cheese, sloppy Joe’s with Kobe beef, and everything else your gourmand belly would want if you were put back in kindergarten. We are unsure if we are attending this event, but we want full details if we don’t make it.

1st Annual Yelp Restaurant Week

Sunday, May 31st – Friday, June 5th

Take advantage of 3-course Yelp Prix Fixe menus specially priced from $25 – $30 (+ tax & gratuity)

Old Pasadena Restaurant Week

Monday, June 1st-Monday, June 8th

As Pasadena girls on a budget we will definitely be taking advantage of the discounted 3-course menus. Lunch is $15 & $25 and dinner is $25 & $35. The places we are planning on hitting up is Cafe Bizou and Red White + Bluezz. Also I was really impressed by our meal at Vertical Wine Bistro during DineLA week, so I may talk the wife (aka Josie) into revisiting there. We recommend skipping Pop Champagne and Dessert Bar, our last visit left us with a very bad taste.

Lummis Day Festival

Sunday, June 7, 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

It’s free with music, art, poetry, and dance. Plus delicious food in our favorite neighborhood-northeast Los Angeles. The headlining band is Wil-Dog of Ozomatli.

Top Chef Masters

Wednesday, June 10 10:oo PM on your TV

Okay, not necessarily an “event” but we love Top Chef and are very excited about the new season dubbed “The biggest foodie face-off”. Any predictions?

Taste of the Nation-Los Angeles

Sunday, June 14, 1:00-4:00 PM

The ticket price of $125 for general admission is a little steep for the UGs but it is for a great cause -to end childhood hunger in the US. There will be 46 of LA’s top chefs and an “Ask Jonathan” booth featuring our man, who has no interest in us, Jonathan Gold.

Yelp Dumpling Crawl

Saturday, June 27, 11:00 AM

I will definitely hit this one up. I was in a bad mood the other day and wrote this on my Twitter, “Trying to figure out how to turn my frown upside down..all I can come up with is dumplings”


1 Comment

  1. so lil events, so lil stomach.

    The Dumpling Crawl will visit 1 of my faves, Kingburg. The Taste of The Nation event should be tossing out some discounted tickets shortly, me thinks.

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