LA Weekly’s ‘Sips & Sweets’ is Coming to DTLA on December 12

Sample confections, sip on crafted cocktails and shop for artesian items at L.A. Weekly’s Sips & Sweets!

Now in its second year, the annual holiday party will feature some of the city’s top bakers, LA’s most respected mixologists and some nifty artisanal crafts shopping.


Curated by L.A. Weekly’s food critic Besha Rodell and Roxana Jullapat, the festivities will take place on Saturday, December 12 at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.

This year’s pastry chef and baker lineup features: Shannon Swindle of Craft LA, Clemence Gosset of The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories, Mariah Swan of bld Restaurant and ICDC, Ledlow, Luis Ayala of Broken Spanish, Paige Russell of Hatchet Hall, Elizabeth Belkind of Cake Monkey Bakery, Megan Potthoff of WP24, Sherry Yard of Helm’s Bakery, Courtney Reed of Belcampo Meat Co., Zenai Leal of Salt’s Cure, Monica May of Nickel Diner, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and more!

Hand-made cocktails will be prepared by: Mikki Kristola of The Varnish, Robin Chopra of Corazon Y Miel, Karen Grill of Sassafras Saloon, Ryan Wainwright of Terrine, Darwin Manahan of Osso and Cliff’s Edge, Ben Scott of Alexander’s Steakhouse, Avery Underhill of Butchers & Barbers, Christiaan Rollich of the Lucques Group, Josh Goldman of the Soigné Group, Michael Lay of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria, John Kelly O’Hare of Sonny’s Hideaway, Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Birch and The Loving Cup, Jesus Gomez of 1886 Bar, Edwin Osegueda of Faith and Flower and Adam Nystrom of EP + LP, and more!

LA Weekly Sip And Sweets
Photo Credit: LA Weekly

What: LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets 2015

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

Tickets: General Admission tickets include: entry into the event, unlimited food samples, beer, wine and artisanal cocktail samples and access to the handcrafted vendor village. Deal Alert! Our friends at Goldstar is hooking it up with half price GA tickets while supplies last.

VIP Admission ticket includes: all of the General Admission perks plus 1 hour early entry into the event and a special VIP Gift Bag. For more information on ticket options visit Sips & Sweets official Ticketfly page.

Where: Magic Box at The REEF 1933 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007

This event is 21+ only.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need.



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