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Annual Asian food and culture festival Luckyrice is returning to Los Angeles for a second year. The one-night celebration will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Culver City's Book Bindery and feature innovative and traditional Asian-styled dishes paired with fancy cocktails from some of the city’s brightest star chefs and mixologists. 

Chef Sang Yoon of Father’s Office and Lukshon fame – and a former Top Chef Masters contestant – will host the evening’s festivities. Around 30 of the city’s most renowned Asian restaurants will be on hand to showcase various menu items. We’ll be on hand to cover and are particularly psyched about Jet Tila’s Northern Thai curry noodle soup. Buzzed about cocktail spots La Descarga, No Vacancy and Hinoki & The Bird are among those scheduled to keep the mixed drinks flowing all night long.

The New York City-based event (the Big Apple played host to its weeklong celebration during the first week of May) will also take place in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami later this year. Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain and Food Republic co-founder Marcus Samuelsson are all members of the festival’s extensive Culinary Council. Luckyrice is presented by Bombay Sapphire East. 

General admission passes for the event are $88, while VIP tickets cost $125 and include an extra hour of admission. To purchase either type of ticket and for more information, visit the Luckyrice website.

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