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Weekend Eats: Taco Madness, Grilled Cheese Invitational, and Bites for CicLAvia Bike Riders
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.
Taco Madness: This Saturday, Grand Park LA will become home to some of LA's best taqueros, including Mexicali Taco & Co., Mariscos Jalisco, Leo’s Taco Truck, Yuca’s, MexiKosher, Tacos Punta Cabras, Guerrilla Tacos, Jalisco Mobile Taco Grill, and Frida’s Taqueria. They've all been competing in L.A. TACO's epic Taco Madness competition for the past few weeks, and the winner will finally be announced in the park. There'll also be live music, a live mural drawing, and a beer garden hosted by Cerveza Indio with La Cita. The event is free, and you can find out more details here.
Grilled Cheese Invitational:Lovers of bread and cheese can revel in the melty mayhem at the 11th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational this Saturday at Los Angeles Center Studios on 4/20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info and tickets, you can visit their site here.
Bites and Sips at Ciclavia: This Sunday's Ciclavia flows right past Bigfoot West and Oldfields Liquor Room, and in honor of the bike fest, both bars will open at noon. Cyclers can take a break and enjoy $1 tacos, $5 cocktails and specialty mock cocktails like Bigfoot West'sThe Tired Peach made with fresh muddled peaches, simple syrup, lemon juice topped with housemade ginger beer. The deals last until 4 p.m.
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