LUDO @ GARAGISTE: This year's Garagist Festival in Paso Robles kicks off with chef Ludo Lefebvre's LudoBites Garagiste winemaker dinner at Thomas Hill Organics. Lefebvre will match a six-course menu with wines of garagiste winemakers Alta Colina Vineyards, Bon Niche Cellars, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Cutruzzola Vineyards, La Filice Winery and Von Holt Wines. Seats are limited; go to http://californiagaragistes.com/sign-up/ for event sales.
BEER PAIRINGS: Christina Perozzi of the Beer Chicks co-hosts a pairing of craft beers from two local breweries with an Italian dinner at Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena. Beer from Smog City Brewing Co. and Bootleggers Brewery will be served with a menu from chef Bryant Wigger. Trattoria Neapolis' in'house "beer guy" Richard Larkin and brewers from both Smog City and Bootleggers will be in attendance. $70 per person. Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. Limited seating; call the restaurant for reservations. 336 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 792-3000, www.trattorianeapolis.com.
ELECTION NIGHT: On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills invites election night voters to a three-course prix-fixe dinner featuring chef Govind Armstrong's takes on classic American dishes. Guests can take advantage of the restaurant's new Tuesday night wine specials: half off select bottles of wine. On the menu: late-harvest corn griddle cake with smoked salmon and crème fraiche, slow-cooked brisket with buttermilk mashed potatoes and greens and peach cobbler. $26 per person. Call for reservations. 3767 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 299-5599, www.postandbeamla.com.