Even with the extra day in February this leap year, March is coming up quickly. Need help distracting you from the stress of your March Madness pool? Here are some food festivals next month to keep you busy, when not glued to a sports station.
All-Star Chef Classic, March 9-12: Returning to L.A. Live, this four-day event includes both "Strolling" sessions, with chef's booths and communal seating in a more traditional festival-type atmosphere, and a Masters Dinner Series, taking place inside a "Restaurant Stadium" with arena seating surrounding kitchen stations where chefs make a show of preparing multicourse meals in front of their diners.
PPLA Food Fare, March 3: The 37th annual fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is celebrating 50 years of care provided by local chapters of the health organization since 1965. Over 150 restaurants are participating, including A.O.C., Craft, Hamasaku, Jar, Mexikosher and Starry Kitchen, across two sessions at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.