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Weekend Eats: Texas 'Cue for a Cause, Tony's Anniversary, and a Bodega Pop-Up
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.
Texas 'Cue for a Cause: Local chefs are banding together to host a barbecue fundraiser at Tony's Saloon on Sunday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. to help out local writer and artist Roman Dirge and his girlfriend, who were victims of a hit-and-run incident while walking across at the crosswalk of Selma and Highland. (Dirge almost lost his left leg below the knee, and had to undergo major surgery to rebuild it.) They'll be serving pulled pork, chopped beef, and sliced brisket, traditional style with all the fixins -- beans, cole slaw, white bread, pickles, and onions. They're asking for a suggested donation of $20 to help pay for the victims medical bills. You can find out more info here.
3rd Anniversary of Tony's Darts Away: The Burbank beer bar that's known for its wide selection of vegan and non-vegan sausages and insanely delicious sweet potato fries is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend. They'll be toasting with pours of Darts Away IPA, as well as a menu of sausages and vegan biscuits with gravy. The party runs $15, which includes a Darts Away IPA in keepsake glass as well as "fast pass" access to speciality beers on tap. Keepsake glass holders get a 30-minute head start on specialty tappings. You can find out more info on their site.
Bodega Pop-Up at Market on Holly: This evening, the Bodega at the Market on Holly is kicking off their weekly pop-up with The Produce Project farm stand, live jazz, wine and cheese and taco specials. It's a perfect happy hour for people in the Pasadena area, or for folks looking to stock up on market produce and other goodies for weekend cooking. In terms of on-the-spot eats, they'll have taco specials (tri-tip, tilapia, and chicken) at $3 each, cheese plates with bread for $6 each, and glasses of wine for $6. You can find more info on their site here.