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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.

Winter Olympics Cocktails: It might be freezing in Sochi, but here in LALAland things are a bit more mild. You can enjoy the kick off of the winter games here in L.A. by toasting with Moscow Mules at the Loews Hotels in Los Angeles. The SaMo Mule and Sochi Smash cocktails will be featured at Loews’ lobby bars in Hollywood and Santa Monica for the duration of the games, which will air continuously in the lobby bars on the big screens. The cocktails, which come in an authentic copper mug, are $12 (Hollywood) and $14 (Santa Monica). You can find out more info here.

Chatting New Orleans Cuisine: On Saturday, February 8th the Culinary Historians of Southern California will present Liz Williams and Philip Dobard speaking on "Eating New Orleans: The Crescent City’s Evolving Cuisine.” Proving that the city isn't just about Mardi Gras and king cakes, they'll be discussing the rich culinary history of NOLA, which is steeped in both creole and cajun cuisine. Though this unique style of American cookery hasn't quite infiltrated the L.A. scene yet, it's bound to be an informative panel. You can find out more information about the talk at the Central Library here.

Bread Baking at Grist & Toll: Pasadena's new organic flour mill kicks off a series of community workshops this Sunday, February 9. They're not only providing some really wonderful artisanal whole wheat flours to the community and teaching homesteading-type courses, but they're also launching a mobile bread oven, where you can come by and bring your home made breads for baking in Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven (M.O.M.O) The mill and shop is now open Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. You can find out more info here.