Los Angelenos, prepare your taste buds for the Third Annual Korean BBQ Cook-off! The weekend event is being hosted by the Korean American Coalition (KAC) on August 6.
Last year’s event was a smashing success as nearly 8,000 people indulged in dishes prepared by Koreatown’s best grill-masters. This year, a crowd of more than 10,000 is expected to attend. In fact, Hobart Street will be closed down just for the cook-off.
Following the Cook-off Top Grill Master Audition on July 23, four finalists and an alternate have moved onto the final round. Chefs Pat Chung, Chris Oh, Hogan Lee, and Wesley Lieberher will showcase their culinary skills at the Cook-off, preparing dishes for the ravenous horde. Their fate remains uncertain as they must impress the judges: L.A. Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold, actor James Kyson Lee and Simon Majumdar, judge of “Next Iron Chef.”
In addition, rapper Dumbfoundead will be putting on a free show at 3 p.m.!
And don’t miss the very popular Beer Garden sponsored by Koreatown restaurant Beer Belly. Micro and craft brews will be available.
The event is open to the public but be sure to bring cash for all that yummy food!
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The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) will be hosting a seminar on July 21 to discuss the inner workings of the Hollywood system. The leading Korean Americans currently working in the entertainment industry will be on hand to provide first-hand accounts of what it’s like in today’s Tinseltown.
This event is free and open to the public but due to high demand potential audience members will need to fill out a registration form available here. (If the file does not download automatically, right-click the link and select “save as” to download the file). Please apply by July 18. There is a limited amount of space available so only those selected to be in the audience will be contacted.
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Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CGV Cinemas, 621 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
See the program lineup after the jump:
It’s Monday Giveaway time … on a Wednesday!
Here’s another treat for our Los Angeles readers, we are giving away two tickets to the L.A. premiere of “Kimchi Chronicles,” the long-awaited PBS show about Korean food and culture, to be held on Wednesday, July 6.
The brainchild of the lovely and talented Marja Vongerichten, who happens to be married to world-renowned chef Jean-Georges, “Kimchi Chronicles” is a 13-part series which will make its nationwide debut on July 7.
Our February 2011 feature about Marja and her new show describes it best:
Part documentary, part culinary adventure, this multi-episode journey takes viewers on a toothsome tour of South Korea—from Seoul to Busan to Jeju Island—with Vongerichten exploring the cuisine of the peninsula known for its spicy kick. Think Anthony Bourdain meets the Travel Channel, but with a curvier guide hosting.
One lucky winner and a friend will attend the private VIP screening at the CGV Cinemas in the heart of L.A.’s Koreatown, followed by a VIP reception in the Madang Courtyard. It’s a great space, we recently hosted the Hangover 2 after-party there!
To win tickets, please leave a comment telling us what your favorite Korean dish is and why. For an additional chance to win, simply retweet our @KoreAm tweet about the giveaway.
Winner will be picked at random unless someone comes up with something really funny.
The contest ends on Friday, July 1 at 5PM PST, please leave a valid email address that you check daily.
WHAT: Kimchi Chronicles Screening and Reception
WHERE: CGV Cinemas, 621 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30pm
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, we have a treat for you.
Brian Joo of Fly to the Sky fame will be performing in Hollywood THIS Friday. That means a night of awesome K-Pop music with Brian singing songs off his new album Unveiled.
We have ONE PAIR of VIP TICKETS and ONE PAIR of regular tickets to give away. VIP includes meet and greet with Brian himself and a photo opportunity!
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We’re big fans of Kollaboration, but we really like Kollaboration Acoustic. It’s a lot more mellow and you really get a sense of the the talent involved. This year’s Acoustic competition will take place on Friday, June 17 and will, as usual, feature some of the best emerging musical talents from the API community.
This year’s selected artists are: Alexa Yoshimoto (Singer-Songwriter), Chrizle (Singer-Songwriter), Ensemble Memo (Symphonic Group), Jason Yano (Singer-Songwriter), Lindsey Yung (Singer-Songwriter), The Mood Junkies (Acoustic Trio), Nessa Rica (Singer-Songwriter), Teesa (Singer-Songwriter), and Tranley (Singer-Songwriter).
Kollaboration Acoustic 5 will also feature a special comedy performance by comedian KT Katara, who’s appeared on ABC Family’s Greek and Showtime’s Californication, as well as a special guest performance by Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn. (We’ve seen her live, and she’s amazing.)
Buy your tickets now, before they sell out!