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3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

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Agua frescas at the Taste of Mexico's annual event (Photo via Taste of Mexico's Facebook)
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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.

Taste of Mexico: This Saturday, there'll be a two-part fiesta celebrating Mexican cuisine in Los Angeles. The first is a farmers market picnic taking place from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. with unlimited food tastings, a farmers market with gardening demos, tequila cocktails, a Montejo Beer Garden, and Guelaguetza's Miche-Mobile. The second fete will be more of a dinner affair taking place from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. with similar tastings but with the additions of the Taste of Mexico Tequila Tent and a mezcaleria. To help you dance it all off, there'll be a cumbia performance by A Poco No. You can purchase your tickets ($35 for the picnic, $55 for the nighttime party) here.

Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Racetrack: Also taking place on Saturday is a full-blown party at Santa Anita, where they're not only celebrating opening day at the races, but toasting to Germany's Oktoberfest. There'll be infield beer gardens, traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband, competitive alphorn blowing and stein-holding contests, daschund races, and more. General admission is $10, but if you splurge for the General Admission Package you'll get 2 drink vouchers, a German pretzel, a souvenir stein, and a racing program with tips on betting. You can find out more info here.

Waffle Fried Chicken Cone Pop-Up: If you're a fan of junk food, then this Saturday's Carb & Nation pop-up at Tested.LA is your ultimate weekend to-do. From 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., chefs Fata Wijaya and Kevin Micheli (formerly of Church & State) will be serving Indonesian fried chicken waffle cones with coconut rice, pickled vegetables, coconut-kaffir syrup and homemade sambal, as well as an American fried chicken cone with roasted sweet potatoes, apple coleslaw, figs, lemon-coriander dressing and goat cheese fondue. You can find out more info here.