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Weekend Eats: Hungry Cat's Crabfest, Seaside Food Trucks, and Dining In Descanso Gardens

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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.

Hungry Cat's Crabfest: Chef David Lentz’s flagship restaurant in Hollywood celebrates its annual Crabfest this Sunday with a menu honoring the treasured Chesapeake Bay blue crab and all the fixins. As a Maryland native, Lentz includes his genuine article Baltimore Pit Beef sandwich, along with an à la carte menu of barbecued pork ribs, signature Lobster Roll and award-winning Pug Burger. The Full Raw Bar and Thirsty Cat Cocktails will be available.Su The feast goes from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and costs $75 per guest. You need to fill out this form to attend.

Food Trucks With A View: If you're headed out for a swim at the beach this weekend, you can forgo the picnic-packing and head over to Malibu Bluffs Park, where on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., there'll be heaps of food trucks and live entertainment set with the backdrop of the gorgeous California coast. Baby’s Burgers, Rockin’ Ice, Smokin’ Willies BBQ, Dogtown Dogs and Kings Road Coffee Truck will provide eats while live music and kid-friendly games go down. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the food on the grass. More information may be obtained by the Parks and Recreation Department site here.Light Up the Night at Descanso Gardens: The tranquil Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge will stay open late on Saturday night so that you can stroll around while noshing on some of L.A.'s best eats. Patina Group's Ray's & Stark Bar, Nick & Stef's and Kendall's Brasserie will provide bites, and there'll be craft beer and artisanal wines on hand as well. There will also be live music and DJs from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $125, and the proceeds go to keeping the gardens up and running in their beautiful state.