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3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

Photo of the Philly Cheesesteak at the Bazaar courtesy of SLS Hotel
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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.

MPK Holiday Market: With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it means that the holiday season is officially in full swing. To celebrate in true L.A. style, head on over to the MPK Holiday Market , where they'll be hosting a Santa Claus photo booth and an ugly sweater competition with hordes of food trucks and festive games in the beer garden. In addition to all the holiday cheer, there'll be spots where you can shop for your nearest and dearest, including art booths and a farmers market. The event goes from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at Barnes Park. You can find out more info here .

Free Philly Cheesesteaks at The Bazaar: From 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. this Friday, chef Jose Andres and his team will be giving out their famous modernist-style Philly Cheesesteak sammies for free. You don't even have to dine at the restaurant to redeem the torpedo-shaped crust filled with liquified cheese and topped with Kobe beef. Just show up and chow down—and if you're smart, you'll order one of their fantastic Gin and Tonics. (They are one of our favorite cocktails in the city , after all. You can find out the Bazaar's vitals here .

Friends of the James Beard Foundation Weekender: Head out to the Coachella Valley desert to get your grub on this weekend, where James Beard Award-winners Jimmy Schmidt and Larry Forgione will be cooking with local up-and-comer Eduardo Ruiz of Corazon y Miel this weekend in a collaborative culinary event. It includes a swanky five-course dinner on Saturday, a casual brunch on Sunday and a panel on the future of food. Diners can stay at the Waldorf Astoria in La Quinta for $395 total, or opt for individual meal tickets. You can find out more information and purchase tickets here.

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