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3 Ways To Eat And Drink 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.

Fat Dog's Pig Roast: Chef John Gladish is hosting a patio pig roast this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., where he'll be roasting a whole hog in a Caja China. There will of course be plenty of sides to go along with the old-fashioned feast, as well as sangria. There will be tunes from a DJ as well, which is just as good because you'll be needing to dance it off. The tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day at Fat Dog, which includes all-you-can-eat food and your first drink. If you can't make it this weekend, they'll be doing the whole pig roast the second Sunday of every month from now on, weather permitting. You can find out more info here.

Eat. Drink. Art.: On Saturday, Barnsdall Art Park will host a benefit gala for the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery. Works from big guns in the local art scene will be available at their auction, including pieces by Frank Gehry, Shepard Fairey and Ed Ruscha. There will be bites in the VIP area from chef Kris Morningstar, as well as tipples from Silverlake Wine, who are known for their fabulous collection of esoteric wines and summer tastings at the Art Park. For those not splurging on VIP entrance, there'll still be plenty to eat from food trucks like Let’s Be Frank, Coolhaus and the Flat Iron Truck. Tunes will be provided by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox. Tickets are $30 for the main event or $100 for VIP. You can find out more info here.

Get Sweet: In addition to the Nutella truck rolling around town offering up free samples this weekend, Salt & Straw will also be opening up their own brick-and-mortar. The Portland-based ice creamery is known for their farmers-market driven flavors and wacky combos, and are the perfect treat to keep you cool during the heat wave. They've previously had a limited selection of flavors at Joan's on Third, but there's plenty more in store for their full-service shop. You can find out more info about their store, which officially opens on Saturday, here. And be sure to stay tuned for our sneak peak of story on their scoops this weekend.