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Weekend Eats: Free Brunch, Fried Chicken, and Food as Craft

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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.

Open house brunch at Abigaile:‘ The Hermosa Beach restaurant is hosting a open brunch to showcase their wares this Saturday. What that means for you is free booze and bites. You can sample new breakfast dishes like their fried chicken and waffles with Vermont maple syrup and pistachio-honey butter, pictured above. In order to attend, guests need to RSVP on their Eventbrite site.

Dante Fried Chicken comes to DTLA: Remember that crazy dude that put all sorts of cereal and nuts in the dredge for his fried chicken? Well, after writing his own cookbook and throwing some crazy parties in New York, he's back. Dante is popping up this Sunday in Downtown L.A. over at the Daily Dose, a café tucked away in an ivy covered alley in downtown's Arts District. The $15 brunch includes locally-farmed organic scrambled eggs with par-roasted then fried heirloom fingerling potatoes, Dante’s legendary Sock-It-To-Me fried chicken, coconut honey biscuits and fix ins’, with a special secret sauce. Come hungry. And RSVP here.

Food as Craft with Evan Kleiman:The Craft in America Study Center will host a salon discussion with two of Los Angeles's most outspoken tastemakers; author and restaurateur Evan Kleiman and multi-media sculptor and designer Peter Shire to complement the center's exhibition, "Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft." The event is a chance to hear firsthand from these two Los Angeles-born luminaries how food and craft have collided in their careers and lives. They'll chat about childhood recollections of the city's eastside, local edible and artistic inspirations, the meaning of handmade, and the evolution of food and art in Southern California. The event is free, but attendees need to RSVP via email.