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It's been a while since LAist shared the dish on local food events, so we're doing our best to recoup and serve up a tasty mouthful of food tidbits today.

Speaking of today, Planned Parenthood's Los Angeles Guild is hosting Food Fare 2006 today, and attendees will sample an assortment of local food and wines from 150 wineries, restaurants, and catering outfits to benefit PPLA’s Campaign for the Advancement of Reproductive Health. We're a bit too late to send you to the daytime session, but the event strikes up again at the Santa Monica Civic from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available for the evening session at the door for $200. The participant list is staggering, and includes faves from all culinary walks of life like Ammo, Jar, Pink's Hot Dog's, Buddha's Belly, Ocean Avenue Seafood, Cafe Surfas, La Terza and more.

Meanwhile, in local food blogging, the folks at la.foodblogging pass on how budding poets can turn their rhymes into tapas and cocktails at Ciudad, while the LA.com food blog links television fare with creepy-crawly creatures; not a hard feat, perhaps, except in this case it's Typhoon's chef Suphaptra Kortrakul giving CSI: NY his two cents about eight-legged edibles. Food blogger and writer Pat Saperstein of Eating LA passes on the sweet stuff with a link to her feature on a local honeymaker that ran in yesterday's Times Food section. Also in the Times yesterday was a review of eat. on sunset, which took over the old Pinot Bistro spot in Hollywood, but still sits in the Patina family tree. According to their own hype "the decor is sleek, the attitude is casual, and the menu features modern American favorites." We'll admit our mouth watered after reading the reviewer's description of menu items like the seared diver scallops and the gentrified ham and eggs on toast.

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And since LAist has been putting a little pep in our cocktail talk, we're going to cozy up with this month's Los Angeles mag, which has the lowdown on the city's hottest nightlife--we don't even presume to be cool enough to partake, so we're just grateful they've included the recipes for three seafood house scenemaking drinks: Providence's Celtic Twilight, The Hungry Cat's Pink Kitty, and Fat Fish's Sex and Honey. Cheers!