'The Adobo Road': Food-blogger-turned-cookbook-author Marvin Gapultos will be celebrating the launch of "The Adobo Road Cookbook," a Filipino food journey, on Thursday at Max's of Manila in Industry. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will include a book signing, a talk led by Gapultos and food featured in the book. www.burntlumpiablog.com.
Suds & Shellfish: Catch restaurant in Santa Monica is hosting a one-day-only seafood fest called "Suds & Shellfish" on June 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The four-course menu will feature Maryland soft-shell crab rolls, Louisiana shrimp, Santa Barbara prawns and more. Tickets are $45 per person, bibs included, with beer pairings available for an additional $15 per person. Call for reservations. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, (310) 581-7714, www.hotelcasadelmar.com.
Hot dog history: Historian and hot dog expert Bruce Kraig's new book "Man Bites Dog" explores the history, culture and politics of hot dogs in America. On June 19, Kraig will be visiting the Pacific Palisades, where he will be hosting a hot dog tasting and talk on the differences in hot dogs at the Pacific Palisades Library. www.manbitesdogbook.com.
'Collabrewtive' brunch: On June 16 – Father’s Day – Firestone Walker Brewing and Food GPS will be rounding up local craft breweries, coffee roasters and chefs for a "Collabrewtive" brunch for dads at Lot 613 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brewery-roaster duo stations featuring coffee-flavored beers will include Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Intelligentsia Coffee; Golden Road Brewing and Handsome Coffee Roasters; Eagle Rock Brewery and Tierra Mia Coffee; Beachwood BBQ and Portola Coffee Lab; Cismontane Brewing and Caffe Luxxe; and Ladyface Ale and LAMILL Coffee. Six additional stations will be set up with food from Genevieve Gergis and Ori Menashe of Bestia; Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County; Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry; Jason Travi of Littlefork; John Sedlar of Rivera; and Steve Samson and Zach Pollack of Sotto. Tickets purchased in advance cost $50 per person or $60 at the door (half price for children under 12); a portion of the proceeds will go to Share Our Strength. Purchase tickets online.