Remember when you were a kid and summer seemed like it lasted forever? Long lazy days, late nights, hours by the pool or at the beach?
This summer has simply flown by! For me, summer started with a June 1 flight to Seattle, a press trip to the Lake Chelan AVA, then the Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton followed by visits to Painted Rock and Tinhorn Creek. The second half of the month we attended Live Oak music festival and I worked on grad school readings and papers. July 1 found us camping in the Reds Meadow area where I interviewed Pacific Crest Trail Hikers (for grad school!), then I had more reading and writing to do (for grad school!) including a paper for phenomenology where I wrote about wine tasting and poetry!
Summer is such a great time to get out in nature but if you can’t get away, it’s also full of fun wine and music events that are closer to home.
One of these events is tonight, Friday, July 19 from 6-9pm: AltaMed’s “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” at Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
AltaMed’s “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” offers food and wine pairings from over 30 restaurants and wineries that celebrate the richness of Mexican food and success of Latino-owned restaurants and vineyards in California and beyond including Lotería! Grill, Homegirl Café, Setá, La Casita Mexicana, Porto’s Bakery & Cafe, Alex Sotelo Cellars, and Encanto Vineyards.
Plus entertainment by Grammy-nominated José Rizo’s Mongorama, an all-star group rooted in the classic Charanga/Jazz tradition.
The event benefits AltaMed Health Services which has delivered quality care to the underserved communities of Southern California for more than 40 years. Designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), AltaMed prides itself in the quality of its care delivered by its premier health care professionals. To learn more about AltaMed’s “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” and view the full list of restaurants and vintners visit: www.eastlameetsnapa.com.
Find East LA Meets Napa on social media #ELANapa, on Twitter @AltaMedHealthS and Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAltaMed
Here’s a complete list of participating wineries and restaurants:
2013 East LA Meets Napa & Beyong Participating:
To purchase individual tickets for $200, click here!
Hope to see you there!