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3 Ways To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend

BBQ ribs (Photo by jeffreyw via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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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.

Food GPS Ribs Festival: This Sunday, Chinatown's Central Plaza will transform into a haven for rib lovers. Food GPS will feature 12 notable chefs using unique techniques to treat their meat -- from grilling, braising, frying and steaming -- along with all the fix in's. A few of the notable restaurants involved in the festival include Chi Spacca, Cliff's Edge, Corazon Y Miel/PICNIK, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Heirloom LA, Seoul Sausage/Escala, Komodo Food, Mexicali Taco & Co, The Park's Finest, Scarpetta, The Spice Table and Superba Snack Bar. Tickets are $65 presage online, and $75 at the door. iYou can find out more info here.

Dine LA Restaurant Week: The twice yearly dineLA festival starts up on Monday, so technically it's not part of the weekend's adventures. But you'll want to factor this in to how much you stuff your face, because a hefty amount of awesome restaurants are participating in this round of discounted pre-fixe meal deals. And this time around, dineLA goes for a full 14 days. (You can check out some of our personal picks for this summer's dineLA here.) You can find out more infohere.

Los Angeles Garagiste Festival: Garagistes -- the small lot winemakers who got their name because they started out making wine in their garages -- will be gathering this weekend at Union Station on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. to showcase their underground, cutting edge of small production wines. The group is from the Central Coast, and produces 15000 cases or less per year, so it's some really rare esoteric stuff. Part of the proceeds of your $150 ticket will go towards furthering the education of future winemakers and those training for employment within the wine industry. You can find out more info here.

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