Tasty Tidbits: Oktoberfest, Food Fests, Starbucks deal, Gyu-kaku Specials, a Wine Dinner and a Free Cone

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Experience 40 of Burbank’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, chef demonstrations, live music for a green culinary event at A Taste of Downtown Burbank this Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Performances at the Main Stage with blues legend Barbara Morrison, Vegas-style hipsters Phat Cat Swinger and KABC’s Merrill Schindler.  Downtown Burbank (four blocks on San Fernando Blvd. between  Magnolia and Olive).

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Brats Bros.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Brats Bros in Sherman Oaks. In addition to a good selection of premium beers, they’re having specials all through October, including three and five liter beer in oak barrels brought to the table for patrons to pour their own.  An accordionist dressed in lederhosen entertains on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.  A weekly meal special is offered in addition to their traditional and exotic bratwursts, plus buy four meal and get one free with a punch card. This week, they are serving up a pork shank dish with dumplings. To liven up the festivities, servers are clothed in traditional Bavarian garb. In addition to Oktoberfest, Brat Bros has got the TV tuned to football on Sundays and Mondays with happy hour prices.  13355 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks.

Start your day for less at Starbucks through October 10. Enjoy any artisan breakfast sandwich for $2 with the purchase of a brewed or handcrafted beveragea. Choices include Bacon and Gouda, Ham and Cheddar, Turkey Bacon and White Cheddar, Spinach, Feta and Egg White Wrap and Veggie and Montery Jack. They range from 280-500 calories.

Gyu-kaku continues its 10 year anniversary celebration with special offers on the 10th of the month through the end of the year.  Check the website on the October 10 see the the special.  Also, every Monday is an all night happy hour with food and drinks. Soju cocktails start at $3 and beer at .99 cents. Get 50% off apps and reduced prices on the menu.

Mimi’s Cafe is expanding its “Value Revolution” campaign by adding new Family Meals To-Go to their menu. Each of the 10 meal options serves between four and five people and costs $25. Dinner options include Mediterranean Chicken Fettuccine, Jambalaya, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and Oven Fresh Pot Roast.

Watch out McDonalds….Burger King has added new soft serve dessert items to its national menu. Vanilla soft serve cones and cups come plain for only 89 cents, with premium and traditional sundaes also available. Get a free soft serve cone or cup with purchase of a BK Value Meal through October 9.

It’s a community street festival at Taste of Encino this Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Ventura Blvd between Balboa and Amestoy in Encino.   Check out foods from around the world, local restaurants, health and wellness pavillion, arts and craft vendors, business expo, children’s activities, entertainment, pumpkin patch, beer and wine garden and more.

Enjoy a special gourmet wine pairing dinner on the lake at Boccaccio’s in Westlake on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the wines of Pali Wine Co. in Lompoc.  Chat with winemaker Aaron Walker while tasting five wines over a four course meal.  The evening’s menu includes: Arugula & Asian Pear Salad, Wild Mushroom Risotto with bits of Veal Sausage & Shaved Parmesean, Pan Seared Salmon with fig Pinot Noir reduction, served over Creamed Spinach, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone whipped cream. Advance Reservations required: Call (818) 889-8300.Cancellations will only be accepted 48 hrs. in advance. No discounts or discount programs valid for this event. $79 per person, including tax and gratuity. Boccaccio’s, 32123 Lindero Canyon Rd., #110, Westlake Village.

Don’t forget  DineLA deals at some of the best restaurants in L.A. October 2-7 and October 9-14.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got some news? Email karen@mydailyfind.com

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.