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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.

Ugly Sweater Party at Seven Grand:

What's Christmastime without an ugly sweater party? It's practically all we have to denote the holiday season since we keep getting these days of ridiculously hot holiday weather, after all. This Saturday night, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar will host the ultimate Ugly Sweater Party, with bartenders and staff wearing their most heinous holiday gear. Customers who wear holiday sweaters a complimentary cocktail, and there will be a contest for the best (worst?) sweater. Prizes include VIP Whiskey Society Memberships, Drink Chips and a Turkey Fryer. Not bad. You can find out more on their site here.

Annual Toy Drive at The Edison:

Double down with some do-goodery and drinking tonight at the The Edison's Annual Toy Drive. The Edison collects thousands of toys each year for the Midnight Mission, and they're hoping this year will be no different. It's the last night of their toy drive, and if you bring in an unwrapped toy you'll receive a free Babes in Toyland cocktail made with whiskey, Cointreau, maraschino, lemon, and bitters. Everybody wins. You can find out more information on their site here.

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Free Bubbles and Bites at Muddy Leek:

Seeing couples' sappy anniversary messages on Facebook can be annoying. But anniversaries aren't always bad. For instance, today and tomorrow in Culver City, Muddy Leek is hosting a little anniversary special, where you'll get a free glass of champagne and nibbles, so long as you say "happy anniversary" to any staff member. If a glass of champs isn't enough -- which, let's be honest, it never is -- you can get bartender Sarah Kay Godot's new cocktail called The Phantom for $8, which honors the spirits that seemed to linger in the building after Muddy Leek moved in that have since peaced out. (Still plenty of booze, though.) The cocktail is made with tequila and sage and orange liqueur, with a candied sage garnish. You can find out more info on their site here.