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Zocalo's Speakeasy Pop-up Pulls Into Union Station

By Michael F. Robleto
Published: Thursday, October 07, 2010, at 04:01PM
Zocalo Cocktail Party at Union Station Courtesy Zocalo Public Square

Jonathan Gold's Second Annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party is slated for this Saturday, October 9. The non-profit fundraiser will draw together high-caliber local restaurants and special cocktails from five of the bars operated by Cedd Moses’ 213 Ventures.

The event is to raise funds for the Zocalo Public Square free lecture series, which has been taking place around Los Angeles since 2003.

The lectures are designed to be idea forums on a variety of topics like the influence of celebrity chefs on quality food and sustainable seafood, prison reform, and the influence of women in the Middle East. Speakers range from Pulitzer Prize winners to Nobel laureates, all with the hope of inspiring public discussion and local involvement.

Ticket price seems a bit expensive at the onset, but not when broken down to the artisanal cocktails and high-end meals housed within this historic setting. With Los Angeles food critic extraordinaire Jonathan Gold having his name on this event, you are guaranteed some seriously good eats.

The event takes place within the Grand Ticket Concourse at Union Station from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are $185, $150 for non-profit employees, and $125 for those under 30 years of age. Participating restaurants/bars include: Seven Grand, Cana, Coles, Las Perlas, First & Hope, Lazy Ox Canteen and Rivera.

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