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3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

Border Grill's chefs will be in attendance at the annual Taste of the Nation event (Photo courtesy of Border Grill)
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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 the Nation: Stuffing your face with food from the city's best chefs whilst helping end childhood hunger might sound like something only Wonderwoman could do, but alas you can too this weekend at Taste of the Nation. The festival is arguably one of the year's greatest food festivals, with epic eats from folks like Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milken, Ray Garcia and Joe Miller. Local recipients of the funds include Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, California Food Policy Advocates and No Kid Hungry Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased here.

Chef Dan Barber in conversation with Evan KleimanIf your'e anything like us, you fell in love with Dan Barber over his Foie Gras Parable TED Talk, and have been yearning to meet him ever since. This weekend, KCRW's Good Food host Evan Kleiman will host a panel in conversation with the award-winning chef of Blue Hill restaurants in New York City and Hudson Valley. They'll discuss Barber's new book, "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food," which reimagines the sustainable-food movement from a chef's perspective. The event will take place on Friday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Mack Sennett Studios. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Taste of the Eastside: If you're more into sticking to the Eastside of town, there's still fete-ing to be done. The fourth installment of Taste of the Eastside will include bites from Canele, Little Beast, Night + Market Song, Black Hogg, HomeState and Allumette -- the latter of which will sadly be closing soon. The location of the festival has moved from Barnsdall to Cypress Park, and like the aforementioned Taste of the Nationan event will have a charitable arm. Their funds will be pooled towardsFriends of the Los Angeles River and the Pablove Foundation. It also takes place on Sunday, June 1 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are adults $40-$70 for adults, and $5 for children. You can find out more info here.