The 3rd Annual Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival is back this summer on Sunday, Aug. 17. The fest is from 4 to 7 p.m. in Chinatown’s Central Plaza and is hosted by Bolthouse Farms. Chefs from around Los Angeles will be putting their spin on fried chicken throughout the festivities, with this year's participants including Nakul Mahendro of Badmaash, Ray England of Craft, Alvin Cailan and Johnny Lee of Egg Slut, Jesse Furman of Free Range LA, Homegirl Cafe, Kris Morningstar, Brian Dunsmoor of Ladies’ Gunboat Society, and Jason Travi of Superba. Cocktails and desserts will also be available. General admission tickets are $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door if still available. VIP tickets are $90 in advance, $100 at the door if available. Get tickets at www.foodgps.com/friedchicken. Chinatown’s Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles.
Domaine LA is hosting a tasting on Sunday inspired by the Aperol Brunch Society meetings that have taken place around L.A. all summer. The meal will feature the chefs from Salt’s Cure and will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. The menu will be griddle cakes paired with Aperol spritzes made with Sommariva Prosecco. A selection of white wines and roses will also be available. The tasting is all-inclusive and is $15 per person. 6801 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, www.domainela.com.
Need more mole? Make sure to save the date: On Sept. 28, what's billed as the largest Mexican food festival in the United States is returning to Olvera Street. La Feria de los Moles is marking seven years of mole festivities in Los Angeles. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and entry is free. More than 30,000 lovers of Mexican cuisine are expected to attend to sample 13 different moles, listen to a lecture on the origins of mole, and participate in the debate over the best style of mole. La Feria de los Moles, (323) 347-8097, www.feriadelosmoles.com.