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Weekend Eats: Edible Crafting, Oktoberfest, And A Carb-Tastic Holiday

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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.

Patchwork Edible Edition: This Sunday, the SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa will host the Patchwork Show: Edible Edition, gathering chefs, authors, bloggers, handmade craft vendors, and food artisans for a day of food crafting and fun times. There'll be demos on making kimchi, mustard, pickles, and bread, and of course a few panels from experts. The event is free, and includes a cocktail demo with Dave Lieberman of OC Weekly and Dave Stolte, the author of the essentail cocktail book "Home Bar Basics (And Not-So-Basics)." The event will go from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more info, visit their Facebook page.

Oktoberfest:It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not the dreaded holiday season; we mean Oktoberfest. Just because we aren't in Deutchland doesn't mean you can't celebrate these oh-so-fantastic festivities. Head over to some of the German beer bars in town and throw back some brew in honor of the holiday. Some of our personal favorites include the Red Lion in Silverlake or the Alpine in Torrance, the latter of which will have a full on beirgarten tent with om-pah-pah bands, brats and beers. And don't forget to get your tickets for the official LA Oktoberfest happening on October 25.

National Noodle Day Discounts: Who are we to argue with a food holiday, especially when it involves our absolute favorite food group: noodles. 9021Pho is celebrating by launching the ultimate bowl of pho, and selling it at 50% off. The dish, called the Pho Head, is loaded with 1/3 lb of meat (chicken or beef) or 1/4 lb of seafood; fresh veggies; 1/2 a pound of rice noodles; and 32 ounces of broth. You can find their locations on their site here.