So I totally forgot to post about this! The day after LudoBites Carina had invited me to an event called Brew Haw Haw put on by Drink.Eat.Play. I think we were both hungover in the morning (I know that at least I was!) so when Carina suggested we get something to eat before heading over to the beer fest, I was on board! She suggested Huaraches which is in Highland Park. I’d never been, but Carina told me that her and Josie love this place, so I figured it had to be good!
I was not dissapointed. I ordered their namesake menu item, the huarache, with carne asada, and OMG is it good. It’s basically a flat oval of masa, grilled in the shape of, well…a huarache. Then it’s piled up with meat and cheese and sour cream and just…yum:
We also ordered some chilaquiles to share, and I loved these. I’m a huge chilaquiles fan anyway, but these were amazing, and PLENTIFUL:
Carina ordered some agua de melon, and I had some horchata and I kid you not after all this, our bill was only like $20. AMAZING.
5225 York Blvd
Highland Park, CA 90042
Afterwards we headed over to Griffith Park since this event was supposed to be outside the Autry Museum. It turns out we were going to be wayyyyyy early. And since Carina and I are both believers on being fashionably late, and she had a couples pass to the zoo, we wandered around the zoo for awhile. It was blazing hot, and the animals looked kind of sad and uncomfortable.
After that we headed over to the event:
I met Dan, Josie and Carina’s friend from Drink.Eat.Play. who had hooked us up with getting in. It wasn’t a huge event, but still fun. It turned out that it was a charity benefit for cystic fibrosis. I then spent a few minutes explaining to Carina what cystic fibrosis was. We both wandered around the silent auction seeing what was up for bid. They had a few really cool things up for bid, and we both lamented the fact that we don’t have the money to bid on trips to Hawaii or Mexico!
We wandered around trying beers. Carina got really excited about a beer called He’Brew and said something to the people in their booth along the lines of, “As a chosen person, I HAVE to try the chosen beer.” I just cracked up.
We also stopped and tried a few more beers, one of them being beer from Angel City Brewing which is a brewery based out of Culver City. With fun beer flavors like, “Che,” that has the tagline “Tome la revolucion!” and a whole line of beer based on Jazz musicians, they’ve won several awards. I suggest giving them a try if you can find them. Pretty good stuff.
There was also some yummy food including a table from BJ’s Brewery, Stone Fire grill, and Bon Apetit through their client, The Getty”.
Overall a fun and worthwhile event.
A couple other writeups of Brew Haw Haw:
- LAist: A Good Reason to Drink
- Uncouth Gourmands: Beer and Dessert – Yes Please!