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Time to tempt your palate with all the pleasurable flavors that LA, and beyond, has to offer!


Join Pleasure Palate as we do culinary adventures exploring of restaurants (both high-end & holes-in-the-wall), food & beverage tastings, and more. From savory to sweet, spicy to tangy, ethnic to All-American, we'll taste it all! Come along and let us take your taste buds on the ride of their life!


Because we want to burn off some of the calories that we eat, many of our events will have both a dining and physical activity paired together. We do many day trips and weekend adventures that combine the best of both dining and experiencing what LA, SoCal and beyond has to offer in terms of dining options and points of interests.


Pleasure Palate has been around for over 7 years now and in that time we have had over 1,800 events. We offer at least 8 events per month for our members to choose from. This is a very active MeetUp group.

We will focus on various aspects of urban, suburban and rural life, ranging from architectural to cultural, historical to quirky and/or a combination of any of the above to help give you a better appreciation of where we live. Oh, and bring your camera because we encourage all our members to take photos and share their experiences with us on the event pages.

MeetUp charges $180 each year to maintain the Pleasure Palate site. In addition, it costs a lot of money to maintain memberships to historical societies, newspaper and magazine subscriptions - all to get ideas for future events. So we ask for a voluntary $6.00 annual donation to help defray the costs that MeetUp charges.


To learn more about Pleasure Palate, check out the links below:

Membership and Guidelines
Attendance Policies & 3 Strikes Rule











Upcoming events (2)

Day Trip: Brunch at Little Lion and Open House San Diego

Please Note: Read the directions carefully BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event. 1) This is a day trip to San Diego with multiple stops. 2) We will be meeting at a designated carpool site in West LA. I will be renting a vehicle for the day. I will drive, but we will all equally split the bill for gas and vehicle rental. The estimated is cost is between $40 to $70 per person, depending upon how many passengers there are. 3) When we arrive at San Diego, we will have breakfast/brunch at Little Lion in Ocean Beach. Bring about $25 in CA$H for your portion of the bill. 4) After our meal, we will visit as many buildings participating in San Diego Open House: http://sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse-sites-2019/ Admission to the buildings are FREE. Last year, I was unable to attend Open House San Diego - its when the city of San Diego opens up a whole lot of buildings of architectural interest to the public for FREE. This year, I don't plan to miss it. So I will be heading to San Diego this coming Sunday to go on an architectural tour overdose. Of course, we will need to eat, so we will start the day having breakfast at the Little Lion in Ocean Beach. we will most likely have a late lunch at a TBD restaurant before we head back to LA.

Claremont: Tour of Alf Museum & Lunch at Dr. Grubb's

Please Note: Read the directions carefully BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event. 1) This is a two part event. We will go on a private group tour through Atlas Obscura of the Alf Museum in Claremont. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Dr. Grubb's 2) You must prepurchase your tickets for the tour of the museum here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlas-obscura-society-los-angeles-cretaceous-claremont-dinosaurs-paleontology-tickets-58415772147 Tickets cost $35 per person plus a service charge. 3) Bring about $20 plus in CA$H for lunch at Dr. Grubb's. Menu and pricing for Dr. Grubb's: http://www.drgrubbsfresh.com/ 4) If there is enough interest, I can arrange a carpool to Claremont that day. I am hosting an event for Atlas Obscura at the Alf Museum in Claremont. The Alf museum is a dinosaur and fossil museum that's a hidden wonder and gem in Claremont. I hosted a meetup visit there several years ago and its pretty impressive. So I figured it was time to revisit the place. This time I am doing it through Atlas Obscura, but inviting PP members to join in on the educational fun and adventure. Afterward, we will have lunch at the highest Yelp rated restaurant int the area - Dr. Grubbs. So come join me for th day at Claremont.

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