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Weekend Eats: L.A. Beer Week And Two Fab Brunch Ideas To Cure Your Hangover

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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.

L.A. Beer Week: Now in its fifth year, annual beer week fest aims to showcase Los Angeles as a burgeoning craft beer destination by helping put together hundreds of events at venues all around town, with focused tastings, educational seminars, and beer pairing dinners for craft beer aficionados and neophytes alike. It all starts with the official LA Beer Week Opening Gala, which will take place on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the historic Union Station. The event has been hotter than blazes in years past, so this time around the organizers are moving it inside, where there'll be air conditioning aplenty. Tickets to the Opening Gala are $70, and include four-ounce tasters of beer from over 50 of the world's best breweries. You can find out more information about the big party and surrounding events here. Proceeds from the LA Beer Week Opening Gala will be benefiting The Spero Foundation and the Los Angeles Brewers Guild.

Brunch at Girasol: CJ Jacobsen just launched brunch at Girasol in Studio City, giving Valley dwellers a place to congregate on weekend mornings over dishes like Strawberry and Bellwether Farms Ricotta Crepes with Fresh Market Strawberry Coulis and Bergamot Mint or Steak and Eggs with Foraged Pickled California Walnuts, and Crispy Kennenbeck Potatoes. The hyper-local menu features items foraged from Angeles National Forest, which is certainly something new for the neighborhood. Items on the rustic-yet-refined weekend brunch menu range from $4 - $28, and are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For hours and more info, visit their site.

Los Angeles Magazine's Brunch In Bed: Hey girl. Don't have a dreamboat boyfriend to make you breakfast in bed? Head on over to Supperclub this Saturday and let LA Mag play Ryan Gosling. They'll be throwing a gourmet breakfast feast where you'll sip on custom Smirnoff bloody marys bar and coffee by Intelligentsia Coffee while lounging in their beds-like booths. Expect baked goods from Homeboy Industries, DJ tunes, and captivating entertainment while you recline, and dishes like oin us for an afternoon worth of indulgence including a gourmet feast, custom Smirnoff bloody mary bar and stiff daytime cocktails shaken with Smirnoff Sorbet Light, coffee by Intelligentsia Coffee, baked goods from Homeboy Industries, DJ tunes, and captivating entertainment while you lounge in bed. Expect dishes like truffled scrambled eggs with green onion, French toast with Crown Royal maple syrup, and smoked salmon platters. You can find out more info and purchase $35 tickets on their site.