Hit VEGAS IN LA Event for THE BEST in Food & Wine + Casino!

Why bother traipsing across a hot desert (or across LAX either) to head to Vegas when you can easily drive to Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger for the inaugural DRINK::EAT::PLAY Event sponsored by CozmoCard and friends.
Read on for the best in LA food, wine and CASINO FUN!!

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Sin City corrupts–Ok Ok–Maybe not corrupts  but comes to  Los Angeles  courtesy of  CozmoCard partnering with  LA.com and OpenTable.com to host  Vegas in LA food and wine event. Luckily I was able to score some time with Dan Silberman (and his cool dog) to talk about this haute, hot event that will surely have celeb-sightings for those who love to see them and  interesting people–and games– to play. 

While you may be sinful– or just contemplating doing something in that vein– do your penance in knowing that a portion of the  proceeds benefit Step Up Women’s Network. 

This inaugural  event will be held on Saturday evening, August 26, 2006, at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. The casino themed party will feature an enormous casino and lounge, dj, a silent auction, wine tasting with over 50 domestic and international wines and delicious cuisines provided by over 30 of LA’s most popular restaurants.

Sponsored by : k-Mozart 105.1 fm, CozmoCard,  OpenTable.com Dining Reservations, GENART, LA.com, FIJI Water, Cobblestone Wines, BottleRock, Brentwood Media Group.

Wine Brands–YUM! Lots to choose from here!
Abadia Retuerta
Hoyt Family Vineyards
Alexander and Wayne 
Huber Vineyard
Arini Jaffurs
Arthur Earl 
JFJ California Sparkling Almond
Avila Winery
La Badia 
Barnwood Vineyard
La Tordera 
Blackhand Cellars
Bonny Doon
Maison Louis Jadot
Borgo di Colloredo
Michele Chiarlo
Brown Brothers
Midlife Crisis Winery
Cantina San Paolo 
Morton Estate
Cascina Adelaide 
Ovene Winery 
Cass Winery
Paige 23
Christian Lazo Wine 
Pozo Valley Vineyard
Rancho Arroyo Grande 
Robert Hall
D’Anbino Cellars
Rotta Winery 
Eberle Winery 
Rutherford Vintners
Ecluse Wines 
Silver Horse Winery
Gelfand Vineyards 
St. Supery 
Summerland Winery
Gosset Tablas Creek 
Herzog Wine Cellars
Valle dell’Asso
Vina Robles
Vinum Cellars

Restaurants–Wherelse can you get some tasty tidbits from some of the BEST restaurants in LA without having to pull a CozmoCard (or card from a CozmoDeck?) out of your pocket?
25 Degrees 
La Maschera 
Angelini Osteria   
La Terza
Blue on Blue   
Leda’s Bake Shop 
Bombay Cafe 
Literati 2 
Border Grill 
Luna Park
Cafe Del Rey   
Cafe Surfas   
Ocean And Vine 
Cha Cha Cha   
Ole! Tapas Bar 
Pizza Rustica 
Red Pearl Kitchen 
Compartes Chocolates   
Cookies Couture 
Sushi Girl 
EK’s breadbar   
i Cugini   
The Victorian 

General admission, VIP, and High Roller Packages are available for Vegas in LA.
General Admission: Entry from 7pm to 10pm. Sample over 80 wineries and over 30 of LA’s best restaurants plus $250 of casino money.

VIP Admission: Enjoy the festivities an hour early! The VIP experience includes all night access to the VIP lounge, $500 in casino money, free valet parking and an exclusive VIP gift bag.

The High Roller Package: In addition to having access to the VIP lounge,
the High Roller Package provides a group of 10 guests access to the VIP lounge and a table to sit, relax and enjoy your food and wine.
The High Roller package is the only guarantee of having sitting space at
the event.

Food, wine, casino, and lounge
Saturday, August 26, 2006
VIP 6–10 p.m., Main Event 7–10 p.m.

Santa Monica Barker Hanger @ Santa Monica Airport.
Style up!
:: WHY
The party benefits Step Up Women’s Network
:: HOW
Get your tickets now at DrinkEatPlay.com

Realize this is EMMY weekend. It’s a FUN event to go to and there are certain events one should NEVER miss and this is one of them. Better– and faster — than a trip to Vegas, you can get all the best restaurant food PLUS the bennies of being in Vegas along with having a short drive home!

So grab some buds/pals/gfs/bfs and  buy up some tickets fast!! because they are going fast!!

See you at the blackjack table. I will be the one beating you!

Stevie Wilson

LA Story .


Author: Stevie Wilson

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