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Weekend Eats: Crab, Fried Chicken, And Lobster Fests

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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.

Food GPS Fried Chicken Fest: This Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at LOT 613 in the DTLA Arts District, 11 chefs will meet up to throw a fried chicken feast like no other. (There'll also be side dishes, desserts, craft beer, and cocktails, naturally.) Participating chefs include Susan Feniger (STREET), David LeFevre (Fishing With Dynamite), Bryant Ng (Spice Table), and more. General Admission tickets are $55 per person in advance, and $65 per person at the door, if still available. You can find out more info here.

Hungry Cat's Crab Fest Comes West: After nine years in Hollywood, Chef David Lentz is finally bringing his celebrated CrabFest to the Westside location of The Hungry Cat. They'll be paying tribute to the treasured Chesapeake Bay blue crab with a complete day of feasting, including all the fixins. As a Maryland native, Lentz includes his favorite crab dishes along with an à la carte menu of pulled pork sandwiches, signature Lobster Roll and award-winning Pug Burger. The Full Raw Bar and Thirsty Cat Cocktails will be available too, in case that weren't enough. The event will go down on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per guest, not inclusive of gratuity. You can find out more info here.

San Pedro Lobster Fest: From Friday through Sunday, San Pedro is the place to be for food freaks. (Who'd have thought, right?) If you're in to chowing down on crustaceans, this annual festival will become a staple in your festival circuit. Every year the organizers fly in fresh over 16 tons of live Maine lobsters direct from the clean, cold waters of the Gulf of Maine. They cut out the middleman and buy direct from the largest supplier in the world -- The William Atwood Lobster Company-- meaning you get a lot of seafood at a great price. There's live music and entertainment, too. The festival goes from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are currently $41, which includes a lobster meal. You can purchase them here.