Get Memorial Day started off right by planning your awesome food week/weekend… with a little assist from We Like L.A.
This week there’s a pre-Memorial Day bash in DTLA with free beer, grilled eats and lawn games. The weekend will include a Monopoly themed foodie block party in Santa Monica, a sour beer festival at Santa Anita, plus a tasty strawberry festival in Garden Grove.
ALSO: Friendly reminder it’s National Hamburger Day on Sunday and Dog Haus will upgrade your burger with an extra patty for free!
Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.
A Main Street Foodie Event
The 4th Annual MAINopoly is back with another year of food and drink tasting on Sunday May 28. Organized like a classic Monopoly game, 20 locations will be providing stamps for each spot you conquer.
Craft & Sour Beer at Santa Anita Park
California Gold Rush Day is returning to Santa Anita Park for another year of refreshing brew in the golden sun on May 27. Attendees will get a chance to watch the races while enjoying a sample of unique craft beers and unique sours from some of the best breweries in California.
Who’s the Best Bartender in Los Angeles?
The 5th Annual Bartending Competition returns to JW Marriott Los Angeles this Wednesday May 24 for the final showdown of the month-long series, see who gets crowned the best bartender in L.A.
Free Beer & Games at The Bloc
Memorial Day weekend starts early on Thursday May 25 at The Bloc. Hang out and play lawn games, sip on some cold-brews and enjoy grilled eats. There will be live music and free ice-cold beer!
Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove
This weekend the 59th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is back from May 26 through 29 featuring strawberry-themed contests, a strawberry stomp 5K run, parade and games. Come on Friday for the strawberry cake-cutting ceremony and score free strawberry shortcake!
National Hamburger Day special alert
May 28 is National Hamburger Day and to celebrate the folks at Dog Haus want to upgrade your patty to a double on the Haus! The promotion is availble at all Dog Haus locations.