At Life & Thyme, we’re no strangers to food events, grand dinner parties, and cocktail hours—all of which come with the territory of food coverage. With editors based in Los Angeles and New York, a fresh invitation for the latest not-to-be-missed shindig seems to hit our inbox daily. But once in a while, there is one that warrants a swift RSVP. We wanted to extend this one to our readers, so consider this your ticket to Los Angeles’ Beefsteak, the “if you know, you know” annual supper club. This year’s eighth iteration was hosted by Vibiana, Redbird and a few Hollywood eccentrics, all for a good cause: the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
The Modern Day Los Angeles Beefsteak:
“Matt and Neal used to go on foodie dates when we all first met about a decade ago through our children’s preschool. Matt had read an article in The New Yorker about beefsteaks and wanted to recreate one. Once we found Vibiana and began the work to take it over, we had the place to do it. Our first Beefsteak was in December of 2010. I planned it in four days. Three hundred people showed up.
As the event had no real purpose but to satisfy a whim, none of us could stomach profiting from it—hence the L.A. Food Bank as beneficiary.”
— Amy Knoll Fraser