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3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend
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.
Meatless Sunday Suppers At Willie Jane:
Leave it to chef Govind Armstrong to make Southern home cooking meat-free. Armstrong, who has long been an advocate of farm-to-table cooking, makes his comforting fare on Sunday nights without using any animal products, and the dishes sound downright delicious. He'll be using produce from the nearby Cook’s Garden, making eats like okra tempura, vegan crab cakes, wild rice risotto, cauliflower couscous, and espresso date cake. You can find out more about the menu on their site.
Tom Bergin's Tavern Reopens:
When the 77-year-old Irish tavern closed back in July, Angelenos were distraught, and rightfully so. Thankfully actor Derek Schrek bought it soon after, and now, after a couple delays and false starts, it will have a soft-open this weekend. Among the changes in the new Bergin's: there will be no more bottled beer, but instead a 14-tap system; craft beer will be the new focus of the upstairs bar; and there will be two new chefs, whose names haven't been released. Bring on the Irish coffee and corned beef! You can find out more info on their site here.
DTLA Food Scavenger Hunt
What better way to learn your way around the city than with a food scavenger hunt. Watson Adventures will host one this Saturday from noon onwards, which will include stops at Chinatown and Olvera Street. Each team is expected to bring a digital camera. The hunt starts at Union Station. You can find out more information for the event, which costs $22 per person, by calling 877-9GO-HUNT. It's suggested that you bring $10 extra for food purchases.