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3 Ways Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

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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.

LA County Fair: There's no better way to toast the end of summer than a good old fashioned county fair. Especially if you're into wild fried eats, like massive donuts, funnel cake, and deep fried everything. Starting today and going thru September 29, the folks at the L.A. County fair will be frying up hot dogs wrapped in pickles, deep-fried chicken skin, and deep-fried Doritos. Junk food enthusiasts will be thrilled at the sight of the new Krispy Kreme triple-decker burgers, four-pound behemoth burgers (!), curly fries in two-foot cones and more. There'll of course be plenty of games and live entertainment. Labor Day hours are Friday, opening day, 3 p.m.-midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Monday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults on weekends, $12 on weekdays; $8 and $12 for kids ages 6-12. You can find out more info here.

The L.A. Times Taste: If you didn't get enough at Los Angeles Food & Wine last weekend, another three-day food free-for-all is being held by the L.A. Times Food section at Paramount Studios this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A few of the paper’s writers will join local chefs for cooking demos and panels, as well as a giant food tasting on the studio's back lots. The weekend pass costs $299. Purchase passes or tickets for individual events here.

Dinner at Belcampo: Grand Central Market has been getting all sorts of ink lately, namely the nom from Bon Appetit mag as one of their Best New Restaurant finalists. It's about time you stopped by. On the weekends from Thursday through Saturday Belcampo, the sustainable meat purveyor, does a rotating dinner menu crafted by head chef Robbie Arnold-Starr. Their direct from the source organic meats are served alongside farmers market produce, and this week's menu includes soft scrambled eggs with herbs, pork belly and honey mustard; puntarelle with Asian Caesar dressing; miso lamb with sunchoke puree and crispy sunchokes; and local peaches with ginger, puffed rice, tea, mascarpone and star anise. The menu runs $65 for three courses, with optional wine and beer pairings for an additional charge. You can find out more info here.