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3 Ways To 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.

Salt & Straw Pop-Up: To ramp up for the opening of their Larchmont Village store coming late this year, Portland's Salt & Straw will be bringing an ice cream truck to Wurstküche in the Arts District this weekend. From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, they will be scooping six flavors including some that they've made to reflect SoCal's bounty like Santa Ynez Valley Walnut Oil and Tomato Water, Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts, and Ojai Olive Oil Sherbet. They also have their traditional hits like Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and Freckled Woodblock Chocolate, all of which are $4.50 a single scoop and $6.50 for a double. If you can't make it this weekend, don't worry; they'll be doing the pop-ups Saturdays throughout the summer. You can also follow Salt & Straw on Twitter for the most up to date information on the truck.

Mélisse Protege Dinner: Josiah Citrin's Santa Monica restaurant Mélisse is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, and to toast the occasion the L.A. native chef is doing a special one night dinner celebrating those who started out in his kitchen including Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City), Katie Weiner and John Hong (the Restaurant at Meadowood), Jason Simpson (St. Cecilia) and Nyesha Arrington. They'll be serving up dishes like abalone, eggplant, smoked red pepper and grains; corn tart with morels and black truffles; and crispy pork belly with roasted scallops, quince and chorizo. The dinner takes place this Sunday, and costs $150, or $235 with wine pairing. You can find out more info here.

Monterey Park Night Market: Monterey Park is getting its first monthly (and free) MPK Night Market this Friday, following in the footsteps of the oh-so-successful KTown Night Market and 626 Night Markets. At Barnes Park from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., folks will be getting to sample bevy of items from food trucks and vendors including The Mighty Boba Truck, Fluff Ice, Tanota Takoyaki, IOTA Brew Cafe, Aunty Merry Indochine Cuisine, Ta Bom Truck, The No.1 Currywurst Truck of Los Angeles, and many more. You can find out more info here.