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Weekend Eats: Vietnamese Food Fest, Grammy Viewing Parties, and More

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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.

Tet Festival: The Union of the Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California is putting together the annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration this year in Garden Grove. The fest includes carnival rides, games, live performances, a parade, and most importantly over 200 different booths, many of which are dedicated to Vietnamese eats. You can find out more info for the event on February 8-10, which has just a $5 admission fee, here.

Grammy viewing party at Rush Street: Join the party at Rush Street in Culver City, where the award show will be playing on all of their TVs on our 2nd floor lounge. The bar will mix Grammy-themed cocktails, and 10 x 10 step and repeat will be set up on the patio deck for photo ops for you and your fabulous friends. The party starts on Sunday at 5 p.m. You can find out more info here.

Speakeasies and Movies: Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy will be holding their first pop-up bar at Cinespia Theater located downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Speciality cocktails will be themed specifically to the film being screened, which this weekend will be Romeo & Juliet. You know, the one with Leo that you swooned over in junior high. There will be a DJ after the show, but be sure to get tickets in advance.

Noodle Bowl Fest: To celebrate the Lunar New Year, a gaggle of L.A.'s finest noodle-slingers will be putting together a soirée over at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica showcasing their finest carbs. Din Tai Fung, the iconic San Gabriel Valley purveyor of soup dumplings, is making Taiwanese Niu Rou Mian, otherwise known as beef noodle soup. They'll be joined by Rodded, a 40-year family-run restaurant in Thai Town, who will be making their traditional duck noodle soup made with stewed duck and bean sprouts in a cinnamon soy broth. And our absolute favorite noodle shop Tsujita will be brining their excellent tsukemen dipping noodles and their addiction-inducing pork broth, which gets its richness from being slowly simmered for 60 hours. You can buy your tickets to the Sunday event here.