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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.

The 100 Foot Journey Opens: Based on the gorgeous read by Richard C. Morais, this film starting Helen Miren and Om Puri tells of an Indian family who's moved to France to start their own restaurant just across the road from a Michelin-starred establishment. The film offers plenty of food porn: "brilliantly photographed tomatoes, peppers, and egg yolks, slow-motion montages of the sensual preparations of elaborate dishes, and the ecstatic reactions of those tasting the result" are all part of the flick, according to the Boston Globe. Added bonus: the flick is scored by A. R. Rahman, who won an Academy Award for his music in Slumdog Millionaire. Be sure to get some great Indian eats beforehand at some of our favorite spots in town, like Badmaash, Samosa House or Taj Mahal in Encino. You can find out more info on screenings throughout the city here. If you're after a double food feature, check out the full list of summer food movies and a link to the trailer here.

Taste of Ecuador On Sunday, Placita Olvera will transform into an Ecuadorian food festival, complete with llapingachos, (a pan seared potato ball), fritadas (fried pork), humitas (steamed corn cakes), tamales, and churrascos (grilled meats). If the food wasn't enough incentive, there'll be Ecuadorian musical groups, a raffle (winner gets two plane tickets to Ecuador!), traditional folk dancing, and more. The admission is free to the fest, which celebrates Ecuador's Independence Day. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. You can find out more info and register for tickets here.

Beer on a Boat: Bring your flip flops, because this weekend you can get your booze cruisin' on in style with "Cruise N Brews." This beer fest on a yacht sailing out of Marina Del Rey takes place on Saturday featuring craft beers like Green Flash, Angel City, Golden Road, Hangar 24, and more. There will also be some bigger guns in stock, but one thing is for sure: you're definitely going to get your share of good beer and sunshine. Boarding is at noon, and you'll disembark at 4. Tickets are $55 per person, and can be purchased here.