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JBF's Charlie Trotter Tribute; Stone Brewing's Celebration

NEW YORK CITY— The James Beard Foundation will pay tribute to the late Charlie Trotter during its 2014 gala/fundraiser, this year titled "Celebrating Charlie Trotter and the New American Cuisine." Trotter friends and former colleagues like Norman Van Aken, Emeril Lagasse, Mindy Segal, and Larry Stone are among those who will celebrate their mentor during the multi-course dinner on November 14. The foundation also announced a new memorial scholarship — the Charlie Trotter Memorial Scholarship — which will grant $10,000 to an aspiring culinary-school student, starting in 2015. [EaterWire]

CALIFORNIAStone Brewing Co. — which counts the Arrogant Bastard Ale among its line-up of beers — celebrates its 18th anniversary in mid-August with an "Invitational Beer Festival" at its Escondido, California brewery. More than 50 breweries will be on-hand to pour 100+ beer samples on Saturday, August 15, while the Friday, August 14 event features 40 "special" brews limited only to that evening. More information here. [EaterWire]

AUDIO INTERLUDE— Harley Morenstein of YouTube sensation Epic Meal Time is the latest guest on the Food Is the New Rock podcast: Listen in to hear him reveal new details about FYI Network's upcoming Epic Meal Empire show, which debuts later this July. [FItNR]