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Weekend Eats: Food Revolution Day, Vietnamese Brunch, and a Bayou Crawfish Boil

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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.

Bayou Crawfish Boil at Dominick's: Back by popular demand, Chef Brandon Boudet is doing a traditional New Orleans-style crawfish boil the next two Saturday in a row. He'll cook up 300 lbs. of live Louisiana crawfish flown in from NOLA in a large pot with quintessential Bayou seasonings, and will also be frying up other Big Easy faves like po boys, maui onion irngs, oysters, and sno balls. The boil will go down on Saturday, May 18th and Saturday, May 25th 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brunch: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, visit their site.

BEP Moves to Daily Dose: Starting this Sunday and every other Sunday thereafter, Connie Tran's BEP Vietnamese brunch pop-up will be held at 11:30am in "The Gallery Room" at Daily Dose in DTLA. Later this summer, she plans on starting a night market-style pop-up, but for now it's just the bi-weekly brunching, where you'll find some of the best rice porridge you've ever had, and crave-worthy kabocha squash pudding for dessert. Just as before, there's only one seating for her eight-course brunch. You can BYO, and tax and gratuity are included in the $37 price. You can visit their site for more info, or make reservations by emailing the team here.

Food Revolution Day in L.A.: Jamie Oliver launched Food Revolution Day last year at UCLA as a global celebration of good food and essential cooking skills. This year, L.A. restaurants are taking part, including the Pikey, Chinatown's new Chego location, Picca, Mo-Chica and Paiche, offering special dishes that support the ideas of healthful, nutritious food for all. For more info on the events going on today (Friday), check out their site.