Brunch at the Races Spotlights Some of L.A.’s Best Brunch Spots

Get a taste of restaurants like the Nickel Diner’s morning specialties at Brunch at the Races.

Get a taste of restaurants like the Nickel Diner’s morning specialties at Brunch at the Races.

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the premiere hip restaurants in the L.A. area, it’s the food critics of L.A. Weekly. Already host to some of the biggest food and beverage tasting in the region, L.A. Weekly is excited to confirm the final restaurant lineup for their new signature event, Brunch at the Races, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Santa Anita Park.

Curated by award-winning restaurant critic Besha Rodell and food editor Sarah Bennett, this event features signature bites from 29 of Los Angeles’ most iconic breakfast and brunch spots set to an afternoon of the amazing horse races that have made Santa Anita the premiere destination for the sport.

Restaurants already confirmed for the event are: 10e, Abigaile, Auntie Em’s Kitchen, Beachwood Café, BierBeisl Imbiss, the Blue Owl, Cassell’s Hamburgers, Chago Ahogadas, Cindy’s Eagle Rock Restaurant, Du-par’s, Flores + Sons, Fred 62, Gohan by Johnny Lee, Goldie’s, Go Get Em Tiger, Jones Coffee Roasters, Little Doms, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Myke’s Café, Nickel Diner, Olive & Thyme, Poppy + Rose, Poppy Cake Baking Co., Semi Sweet Bakery, Sonny’s Hideaway, Status Kuo, Sticky Rice, Superba Food + Bread and Sweet Butter Kitchen.

Nothing says “Sunday brunch” quite like day drinking. Presenting sponsor Stella Artois is going to be on site with samples, alongside companies like Hornitos, Knob Creek, Soleil Mimosa and Middlebar serving up signature bloody marys, mint juleps and mimosas, because it’s not officially brunch with out at least a decent bloody mary in hand.

Califia Farms, Diabolo Beverages and Dry Sparkling are going to have non-alcoholic options for guests, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are going to be scooping up sweet and delicious frozen treats. Tarte Asian Yogurt is handing out samples of their breakfast staple to hungry eventgoers alongside Hustler Hollywood, Geffen Playhouse, and SoCal Etsy Guild’s vendor village that round out a perfect day at the track.

Tickets for Brunch at the Races are already on sale at General admission tickets are $45 and include entry into the event, a full day’s admission to Santa Anita Park, unlimited food and beer/wine/cocktail samples and access to entertainment and the vendor village. There are limited VIP tickets for $65 that include all the perks of general admission, plus access to a VIP lounge and gift bag. There is also the Short Stack Pack option that allows guests to purchase 4 General Admission tickets to the event for only $139, saving you about $40 to spend on an Uber or Lyft!

For a fun-filled day of food and cocktail sampling, as well as live horse racing and entertainment, don’t miss out on the chance to send your taste buds to the races compliments of the foodies at L.A. Weekly.

Evan Solano is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering arts and entertainment. Follow him on Twitter: @evansolano

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