3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

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Photo of a cuban sandwich at Cafe Tropical by Caleb Bacon for LAist

The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied—and sated, for that matter.

A Day At The Races: The Santa Anita racetrack has just updated their F&B program at the Chandalier Room, and is doing a series of pop-ups this weekend to prove it. Get gussied up in your finest floppy hat and sip on cocktails from Paul Sanguinetti (Rays & Stark Bar) while you dish on eats from Jessie Furman of Free Range LA (Friday), Chef Aron Habiger (Saturday), Brett Thompson of Pez Cantina (Sunday), Christian Page (Monday), and Dante Gonzales of Dante's Fried Chicken (Monday). Tickets for the classy affair can be purchased here.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting: The Friday evening wine tastings at Barnsdall Art Park are truly some of our favorite summertime events, and we're not alone. The gatherings co-hosted by Silverlake Wine attract sell out crowds of more than 600 sunset revelers. The festivities kick off this weekend and go through Labor Day, offering guests a gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills and Frank Lloyd Wright’s newly renovated architectural gem, Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine curates fine selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines for park-goers while KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox spins tunes. There's also a gaggle of food trucks, but you can bring a picnic too. The fun goes at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The great part is that the $25 go to a good cause; it's Barnsdall Art Park Foundation's signature fundraising event. Find out more information here.

Chef Movie Pop-Up: A four-day pop-up at The Grove celebrating the new "Chef" movie at Pacific Theaters will feature Cubano sandwiches from the film courtesy of Roy Choi and his buddies Rory Herrmann (formerly of the Frency Laundry) and Bill Chait (restauranteur at Sotto, Rivera, Republique, et al). Choi and the gang will be whipping up $8 sammies, including a piquillo portabello Cubano for vegetarians as well as $2 agua frescas. The pop-up will be setting up shop in the former Fat Cow space next to the theater on Friday through Monday, May 23-26, from 7-11 p.m. You can find out more info on screenings of the film here.