Wine and dine: Top food and drink events in Los Angeles this week

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If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of Los Angeles food and beverage. From wine battles and craft brews to vegan cheese and LA eats, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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Cultural crawl through the streets of LA





Come eat, drink and explore the streets of Los Angeles with Cultural Crawl -- an organization that travels nationwide in support of local businesses and the street art/murals surrounding them.

A complimentary souvenir cup is included with each ticket, along with exclusive drink and food specials at participating bars and restaurants.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles
Price: $12 (General Admission). More ticket options available.
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Enjoy a wine-style battle royale





It's a wine battle for the ages -- California vs France vs Pinotage.

Test your knowledge and find out what you prefer at this blind taste-testing featuring some of the best wines in the business. A complimentary petit cheese and chocolate plate will also be on hand for your enjoyment.
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m.
Where: The LearnAboutWine Loft -- LOFT218, 530 Molino St., 218
Price: $85
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Try out a vegan cheese cooking class





This Saturday, elevate your culinary expertise with a cooking class courtesy of chef Ron Russell. Learn a variety of raw and cooked vegan cheese recipes, including feta, sundried tomato ricotta and firm non-raw paprika cheddar.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: 10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Price: $30
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Join a walking food tour through downtown LA




On Thursday, explore the sights and sounds of Los Angeles on this walking tour showcasing LA landmarks like the Biltmore Hotel, while pausing for food at local spots and Grand Central Market.

Your guide will share stories of LA's history, the city's golden age and the film industry, in between stopping at seven places to eat.

When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.
Where: 545 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles
Price: $56 (25 percent discount off regular price)
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Enjoy a tasting flight at Iron Triangle Brewery





Last but not least, visit this Arts District taproom for a sampling of craft beers, including crisp and chocolatey dark ale and piney and herbal IPA. (You can check out the full selection here.)

Where: 1581 Industrial St., Iron Triangle Brewery
Price: $36 for two (22 percent discount off regular price)
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