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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 Sussmans at Huckleberry: Max and Eli Sussman have some serious chutzpah entitling their latest tome "The Best Cookbook Ever." The comical brothers from Brooklyn (Eli cooks at Mile End Deli, and Max at Max at Roberta’s) will host a pop-up dinner at Huckleberry on Sunday to prove just how earth-shatteringly awesome their new recipes are, whipping up wintery dishes like roasted winter squash with a chestnut and celery vinaigrette, roasted carrots and mint, and lamb shanks with duck fat potatoes. The $70 dinner, which starts at 7:30 p.m., includes a signed copy of the cookbook, which is guaranteed to "change your life forever." You can purchase your tickets here.

Drinks for the Philippines: On Sunday, some of LA's top chefs and bartenders will come together for #LALovesPI to help raise funds for the Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts. The fete will be held at The Church Key, and one hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based grassroots organization currently assisting relief efforts on the front lines. Participating chefs and mixologists include Eric Greenspan, Ray Garcia, Anthony Carron, Steven Fretz, Steve Samson, Devon Espinosa, Nick Meyer, and more. General Admission tickets ($100 + service fees) include an all-inclusive food and cocktail reception and silent auction. VIP tickets ($150 + service fees) add on a private champagne reception from 5-6pm, exclusive tastings and a gift bag of treats courtesy of famed pastry chef Sherry Yard. You can find out more info and purchase tickets here.

Pinot Noir Festival: Head on over to the Skirball this Saturday, where you can get your sip on in style. Seriously, if you're a fan of Burgundian grapes, this will be your jam; the Pinot Days Festival will feature 50 winemakers and more than 150 wines. Tickets to Saturday's tasting cost $75 and $120 for a VIP "diversity seminar," which also includes early entry to the grand tasting. You can find out more info and purchase tickets here.

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