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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.

ChocoChicken's Beer & Bourbon Festival: With The Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival and chef Farid Zadi's International House of Fried Chicken celebration going on, there's already a lot of fried fowl in the mix this weekend. But if you just can't get enough—or are just after some solid boozin'—then head on over to ChocoChicken, where on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., breweries including Spaten, Stella, Hanger 24 and Drakes will showcase their wares along with a bevy of whisky distillers. To go with all the drinks, there will be some fried chicken dusted with ChocoChicken's secret chocolately recipe. Customers will receive a free beer glass when they buy their first beer and all following beers will be $4. You can find out more info here.

Brunch at Fifty Seven: We are always hungry for a good brunch spot to add to our list, so the launch of Fifty Seven's new program this weekend sounds right up our alley. Chef Josh Drew, who did an aces job with the brunches at Farmshop in Brentwood, is now doing breakfast at the Downtown L.A. restaurant. Some of the mouthwatering dishes listed on the menu include a Rosemary Sticky Bun with pine nuts and plum preserves; Orange Blossom Brioche with house Greek yogurt and grated almonds; Smashed Sierra Gold Potatoes with smoked munak ranch tomatoes, jerr’s arugula, salsa verde and two fried or poached eggs; and the Grain Bowl served with kenter canyon wheatberries & brown rice, with avocados, pecans, ora king salmon cracklings, chili aioli and a poached egg (pictured above). You can find out more info and pricing here.

The International Tea Festival: If you have a penchant for tea time, head down to the fourth annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival at the Japanese-American Museum this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., authors, industry experts, buyers, retailers, artists, educators and tea-lovers will be teaching classes, offering tastings, and doing book signings. Aside from all the education and inspiration, you'll be able to sample some of the world's finest and most varied flavors of teas, attend presentations by leading tea authors and industry experts, and meet premier tea and tea ware suppliers all in one location. Tickets are $20. You can find out more info here.