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How To Eat Your Way Through The Weekend And See The Oscars In Style

Photo of breakfast poutine via Littlefork on Facebook
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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.

Mardi Gras at Short Order: Short Order at the Farmers Market will be hosting a good, old fashioned Mardi Gras party, and a Fat Tuesday fiesta to boot. On Tuesday, they'll be throwing a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil complete with papered tables, jumbo crawdads, corn, okra, red potatoes, roasted tomatillos, cornbread and hot sausages. But if you can't wait til then, check out their weekend specials of shrimp and grits from the Gulf made with cajun trinity, smoked tomato creole sauce, and charred scallions. There are cocktail specials going on for both festivities, where you'll find classic NOLA-style sips for $11 such as French 75s, Sazeracs, and Vieux Carres. You can find out more info here.

New Brunch at Littlefork: Located in the heart of Hollywood, Littlefork is offering a "bottomless" brunch. For $12 per person with the purchase of an entree, guests can choose bottomless Littlefork Punch, Bloody Larry's signature Bloody Mary made with bourbon and a house-smoked tomato juice, Bloody Mary's made with house-smoked tomato juice, and Mimosas. Some of said entrees on offer are Moules Poulette (applewood bacon, tarragon, cream); Salad Lyonnaise (smoked duck breast, poached egg, dijon vinaigrette); and the Breakfast Poutine (pictured above, cheddar, two sunny side up eggs, maple syrup). You can find out the vitals on their site here.

Oscar Party at L’Ermitage: If you feel like getting gussied up to watch the Academy Awards this weekend, L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills is hosting a swank viewing party so that you can feel like a celeb too. Thienot Champagne will be sponsoring the bash, which goes from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. General admission goes for $50, which includes free champs and nibbles. There are $86 VIP tickets that include free valet and secured seating for watching the show. Get more info and tickets here.